TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Mon, July 22

CV briefs: Spots still available on Camp Verde bus to July D’backs game

Registration is still available for Camp Verde Parks & Recreation’s trip to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday July 21.

The bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. en route to our air-conditioned seats in Section 111, down the right field line, just a short walk from our bus. Relax in the bus for the drive home after the fun at the game. Don’t miss out, get your seats by July 8.

We have two other games left this season so you’re sure to find at least one you can’t miss. The San Francisco Giants are in town Sunday August 18 and our last trip is against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday September 14 when the bus leaves at 2:30 p.m..

Cost for each trip is $55 per person, which includes a seat in Section 111 and transportation. Register on-line at https://campverde.sportsiteslabs.com/player , or the click the blue Register Now button on our Facebook page “Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recreation” or find a link on our homepage at www.campverde.az.gov . Don’t forget about the annual Corn Fest on Saturday July 20 from 11am to 8 pm with free admission.

Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at (928)554-0828, parks@campverde.az.gov or 395 S. Main St. for more information or reservations.

— Camp Verde Parks & Recreation

Free Red, White and Pool Day in Camp Verde

Thanks to our sponsor, the Clif and Dee Jenkins Trust, we are offering our second FREE admission themed pool day for children 12 and under on Friday July 5 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Camp Verde Heritage Pool.

Kids will also get free 4th of July themed items like sunglasses while supplies last and have additional activities and games, like Corn Hole, giant Connect Four and giant checkers. As a reminder, kids 12 and under need to be accompanied by someone 16 or older. This is the second year that we have been able to do this thanks to the support of Clif and Dee Jenkins.

Our next free day will be a Back to School Bash on Friday, August 2 where each child will get free school supplies while supplies last. Games and additional activities will also be available at the pool that days for patrons.

The Camp Verde Heritage Pool at 290 Apache Trail is open for lap swim 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and open swim is noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The pool is open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is also available for private pool party rental Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings outside of regular pool hours. Contact the pool manager or a head guard for more information or to schedule a party. The pool is closed for regular Maintenance Friday July 12.

More information is available at the Parks & Recreation office at 395 S. Main St or call (928) 554-0829.

— Camp Verde Parks & Recreation

July means Corn Fest!

If it’s July, it must be Corn Fest time!

Camp Verde’s signature summer event returns Saturday, July 20 in Downtown for its 27th year. Come to this free event focusing on the agricultural heritage of Camp Verde featuring fresh roasted Hauser & Hauser corn, as well as prepared food, and a wide variety of other vendors. The event opens at 11 a.m. and continues until 8 p.m. with entertainment on the stage featuring 4 bands and children friendly fun.

The event will be held in the Community Center Gym and outside on Hollamon Street, which will be shut down for the event.

The Community Gym stage will feature plays and readings of children’s stories and other children’s activities, as well as music. This one day event will feature both inside and outside spaces to beat the heat and enjoy the weather. Non-profit groups will be raising funds for scholarships and other community supports including the Yavapai Rangers with their beer garden and Meals on Wheels.

In addition to roasted corn, fresh Hauser and Hauser corn will be available for purchase, both at the Farmer’s Market, along with lots of other fresh produce next door at the Redinger Ramada starting at 8 am and at Corn Fest itself.

Community involvement and participation is key to this event remaining vital and alive. Volunteers are needed as gate keepers for Saturday as well as set-up help on Friday and Saturday morning. If you are interested contact Parks & Rec at 554-0828 or email parks@campverde.az.gov.

There is still space available for vendors both inside and out and non-profit groups get a discount. Local community groups are encouraged to become a vendor to promote and support their organizations.

“I think most attendees would rather support a local non-profit when possible,” says Parks & Recreation Manager Michael Marshall.

Booths for non-profits are only $50 per space to help encourage their participation. Visit www.visitcampverde.org/events then click on Corn Fest and then “Become a Vendor” for more info and an application.

Starting at 6 p.m. an IKF sanctioned kickboxing tournament hosted by Golden Cobra will be held on the Community Field with a separate admission charge. This event will feature title fights between fighters from Arizona and Nevada.

Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at (928) 554-0828, parks@campverde.az.gov or 395 S. Main St. for more information.

— Camp Verde Parks & Recreation

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