Free musical performances were featured in the Prescott downtown area tonight as part of a special holiday fundraiser. The 29th annual Acker Musical Showcase started with an opening ceremony on Gurley Street featuring the Hallelujah Chorus sing along. From there, over 100 musicians performed at businesses in the downtown area. This event is named for J.S. Acker, who after he died in 1955 left a number of parcels of land to the City of Prescott to be used for parks and music programs. Although this event was free, donations for scholarships were collected at each of the venues. For a complete schedule of performers and locations, go online to ackernight.com.
Prescott Active Management area Groundwater Users Advisory Council
The Prescott Active Management Area Groundwater Users Advisory Council is hitting the road. The Council is scheduled to leave Prescott City Hall on Cortez Street at around 9 Monday morning. Members will visit Watson Lake off Highway 89, the United States Geological Survey at Granite Creek below Watson Lake and the City of Prescott Recharge Facility and the Water Production Complex. Other stops include Granite Creek at Perkinsville Road and Del Rio Springs in the Chino Valley area. The Council will hold a meeting at 8:30 Monday morning in the Prescott City Hall Downstairs Conference Room that’s expected to take between a half hour and 45 minutes. The field trip starts after that and should last 3 hours or so. Members had requested a field trip to provide an orientation to hydrological monitoring and recharge sites in the area. The Prescott Groundwater Users Advisory Council won’t discuss or vote on any business during the field trip.
Chino Valley celebrates Christmas
A Family Christmas is coming to Chino Valley. The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting this event from 10 to 5 Saturday in the Heritage Middle School Gym. During Monday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 and 95.5 FM, host and Chamber of Commerce Director Arlene Alen explained musical performances will be featured. Alen says there will be plenty of holiday refreshments. There will also be the Create a Tree event, with ribbons awarded in the non-profit, commercial, schools and private citizens categories. The Heritage Middle School Gym is located on Road 2 North and Road 1 West. There’s no admission charge for this event.