In Our Community
Once again Wickenburg Landscape was pleased to be able to donate labor and materials to the latest Habitat for Humanity project on Oxbow St. completed this summer. With the assistance of many people including some of our suppliers, who also volunteered their time and materials to the project, we hope we have helped another family in our community.
WLI, Inc. is excited to be working with the Town of Wickenburg and volunteering time to the Tree Council in the upcoming weeks on new tree plantings around our town.
Wickenburg Landscape & Irrigation, Inc. was excited to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity project on North Oxbow this past December. Along with other supporters we donated our time to assist in the plantings, provided the parts and installed an irrigation system, provided the landscape rock, sidewalk pavers and installed both the sidewalk the driveway paver for this project.
Wickenburg Landscape is very grateful that Gloria Leija thought of us when the Wickenburg High School Youth Commission wanted to install a small flower/landscape garden for the Town of Wickenburg’s annual “Make a Difference Day”. The project location is at the downtown wishing well from the bathroom to the main street. This location enabled the Youth Commissions' work to stand out for all the town residents and visitors to see year round.
Aaron Wolfe was able to participate in some of the planning sessions as well as answer some of the design questions that arose during the development stage. Since he has lived in Wickenburg almost 40 years he has come to appreciate those who also call Wickenburg home and what makes our own more special than most is our sense of community which was on display at the annual "Make a Difference Day". Throughout the 4 month process he was extremely impressed by the willingness of the Commission to both plan and participate in the actual installation of the plants and spreading the rock. With such excitement from each of the Commission members about this project we were happy that Wickenburg Landscape was able to donate all the plant material, rock, boulders, irrigation, and installation labor.
We would like to thank Kirk Artrip and Eric Almazan of Wickenburg Landscape for donating part of their Saturday to help ensure that this project was completed during the time allotted. Also, thanks to Reynaldo from the Town of Wickenburg Parks Department for all of his help with the irrigation and coordinating the final placement of the trees and planter pots and a very heartfelt thanks to Robert Carmona, the Town of Wickenburg’s Parks Director and all of his staff for helping with this project and supplying the behind the scenes work that was necessary for the rest of us do our part in this project.
Finally, thank you to each of the members of the Youth Commission, Chairman Mahala Mills, Chase Ballard, Annie Masters, Haylee Johnson, Shallen Harn, Dylan Healy, Mauro Robles, and Trey Samsill for all of their hard work and dedication to seeing this project though to the end and let's not forget if there is any problems with the irrigation Trey was the last man who touched it…
This past week was a scorcher in a couple of different ways. Wickenburg Landscape sponsored the "GO Wing Men" at the annual Del E. Webb Performing Arts Center's Annual Fundraiser "Guys Who Grill". It was a great day with the fundraiser raising more than $16,000 for this year's Camp Imagination.
We made Don Fisher's Famous Spicy Asian Chicken Wings along with Aaron Wolfe's Crisp and Salty Chicken wings. We also decided to go above and beyond this year and add a dessert. Keeping with the theme “Guys Who Grill” we make a grilled bacon brittle and served it over French Vanilla ice cream, WOW!
We are really proud of all the guys who helped out during the event and also during all the practice runs. All of the efforts culminated in us tying for best booth/performance and best of all we KEPT the title of “Best Chicken” category. We are all looking forward to what we can add for next year but what really want to know is can we get a little bit cooler weather?
Wickenburg's Extreme Park Makeover event
Wickenburg Landscape was excited to provide eight new trees, their installation and irrigation, to shade the entrance walkway from the parking lot to the main pavilion at Sunset Park in conjunction with the Town of Wickenburg's Extreme Park Makeover event at Sunset Park April 25 to recognize Arbor Day 2014!
Warehouse 4450’ event was spectacular success
The Wickenburg Children’s cultural Organization (WCO) thanks all who made our Spring Fundraiser “Warehouse 4450” a spectacular success.
It was a wonderful evening, complete with delicious food and great entertainment. Participation increased more than 10 percent from 2013’s event. This is our major fundraiser to help keep the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse open.
In addition, we kicked off our fund drive to be able to provide field trips to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) to all area sixth-grade students. The MIM in Phoenix is the only museum of its kind in the United States and one of two in the world that we are aware of. Music from around the World is showcased, and sixth-graders study world history - a perfect fit.
We made a great start thanks to generous donors at our fundraiser, and we are more than a third of the way to our goal. Additional donations may be made to the WCO, 245 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390.
We want to extend a special thanks to the Boyer Family Foundation, William and Julia Hobart, John and Dita Daub, Peter and Elaine Schweitzer, Dr. Edward and Olivia Kirk, Wickenburg Landscape and Irrigation, and Benner-Nawman for their generous donations that enabled the event to be a success.
WCO welcomes volunteers and those wishing to help in our mission: “The mission of the WCO is to enrich the lives of children through music and the arts and help preserve the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse.
Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Award
Aaron Wolfe, VP/Owner, WLI, Inc. accepts award for Outstanding Community Service from the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce at their 83rd Annual Awards. WLI, Inc. was recognized for their donation to the Town of Wickenburg.
Wickenburg Art Club improvements 50th Anniversary
Members of the Wickenburg Art Club never slowed down this summer and are ready to show off some beautiful building improvements as the fall season begins. These improvements were prompted by the desire to really spruce things up in time for the club's upcoming 50th Anniversary in 2014. The Wickenburg Art Center, home of the Wickenburg Art Club, now sports a freshly painted exterior decoration and a flagstone walkway and patio area. Customized wrought iron railing will finish the new, polished look. The interior has a new look as well, the highlight being the newly painted front gallery which now has a wall color that enhances the look of the club member's artwork. The Art Club was pleased to use local contractors for the work, as well as the elbow grease of many volunteer-members. Fred Fleck, Art Club VP - Building said, "We still have an access ramp to install which will complete the outside revamp. It will be made out of brick pavers that were generously donated by Aaron Wolfe of Wickenburg Landscaping."
Champion for Children
Aaron Wolfe (right), owner of Wickenburg Landscaping, was presented with Wickenburg school district’s Champions for Children Award, by District Superintendent Dr. Howard Carlson last week during the regular school board meeting. Wolfe donated trees, bushes, supplies, crews, and his time to assist in the beautification of both Vulture Peak Middle School and Hassayampa Elementary School campuses. “Many people do great things in our district and sometimes go unrecognized for the incredible work they are providing our students,” Carlson noted. “These people care about kids, and their actions show it each and every day. We want to honor people like this as “Champions for Children.”