by Kell Palguta, Mayor, Town of Prescott Valley
Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well, enjoying the holidays and getting ready for a new year.
I would like to thank all of those who live in our great community or who have been able to visit our community in the past. The year 2020 has certainly been one we will never forget in one way or the other. On the bright side, Prescott Valley is already looking into the future and will be doing everything possible to continue to provide top-notch services to our community.
Considering the COVID-19 climate, Prescott Valley still has some great outdoor family opportunities. Don’t miss the beautiful light display that encompasses the entire Prescott Valley Civic Center until January. Crews began working in October to put up these lights, and it’s a sight not to be missed!
Another great Prescott Valley holiday event you won’t want to miss is the Valley of Lights, which opened the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Dec. 30. This is an opportunity for you to drive a mile-long trail through Fain Park and check out all of the various lighted and animated displays along the way. You get to stay inside of your climate-controlled vehicle surrounded by your own family and friends. Look for the Toy Soldier on Highway 69 pointing the way. Valley of Lights is free, but donations are welcome to keep the display going each year.
Another unique opportunity for a great time with the family is to go ice skating at the Findlay Toyota Center. There are numerous skating times throughout the week you can take advantage of. Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran pro, everyone is welcome, and there is plenty of room to enjoy your time on the ice. Check out www.findlaytoyotacenter.com for information and times.
Bring in the New Year 2021 with us in the Findlay Toyota Center parking lot. We’ll have a huge bonfire, outdoor games for the kids, hot cocoa served by the Prescott Valley Police, and s’mores prepared by the Central Arizona Fire & Medical firefighters. Two fireworks displays, one at 8:30 p.m. and one at midnight, will light up the sky. Stay tuned to the Town of Prescott Valley Facebook page for more information, or call Community Services at 928-759-3090.
For those of you always looking for something to do after the holidays, Prescott Valley has that covered.
Recently Prescott Valley has become home to the Northern Arizona Wrangler’s Professional Indoor Football team. The Wranglers play in the same division as the Arizona Rattlers and Tucson Sugar Skulls. This fast-paced sport will start March 20th and run through July so please check the Findlay Toyota Center website for schedules.
Remember that our weather year-round encourages outdoor activities, and we invite you to enjoy our many parks and trails.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Photo by Stephanie Machowski