Yuma in the Community
I wanted to touch base on the subject of community events in Yuma. Before I worked at FOX9 I saw Yuma as a kind of dead end town, with not much going on. It seemed the only entertainment was catching a movie, or testing how spicy I could go on a dozen chicken wings! Then once I started working at FOX9 I met some individuals who really care about the community and showed me that Yuma is home to MANY exciting events and new experiences. Over the last 18 months, I have been lucky enough to ride in a hot air balloon, tour the agriculture Industry and enjoy some wonderful local produce cooked by the students at AWC. I went on a fantastic shoot down at the river and finally understood the beauty of the desert. I’ve enjoyed tasting margaritas, wine, chili and salsa, all for local non profit organizations in an effort to put on a fantastic public fundraiser. And I’ve dabbled for the first time in silent and live auctions that showcase some fantastic, local artistry. All this and more has made me feel a wonderful sense of community in Yuma. So when you complain about having nothing to do (and I know it happens) take a minute to look into what’s going on at the weekend and you might be surprised at what free and charitable events are right on your doorstep! And lastly, take note of our community calendar spots on our family of stations, they are a good indication of what’s coming up! Stay tuned.