We have so many great events happening all year long. You can view photos from our events in the gallery below.
The 2018 Arcadia Annual Picnic & BBQ was the largest event in ACMNA history
This year’s picnic was rescheduled to coincide with the first day of the Shemer Arizona Arts Festival. With well over 1000 neighbors in attendance, this is the largest neighborhood event ever (at least according to recent memory).
The ACMNA provided hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and other fare. Picnic-goers could also browse more than 40 displays of local Arizona artisans. Kids enjoyed bounce-houses, balloon artists, and other activities. The Dusty Tuffet Americana String Band kept toes tapping all afternoon.
We’d like to acknowledge A-Z Equipment Rentals & Sales for providing a discount on tables and chairs. A donation by Mathnasium of Arcadia helped offset expenses. Special thanks to Officer Jared Sherman, who arranged for the Phoenix Police Special Assignment Unit to come out with an impressive display of gadgets and gear. He even spent some time flipping burgers!
ACMNA Board Member, Brian Flader, led the planning and organization of the event. However, just important was the help we received from Wally Graham, President of AONA, and from Shonna James, President of the Shemer Art Center.
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Arcadia Auto-Rama, Inaugural Event 2018
First time's a charm. Over 250 spectators, lookers and exhibitors attended our first ever Arcadia Auto-Rama. There were 52 vehicles on display including antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, hot-rods, trucks and - a1971 Honda motorcycle. The Phoenix Police had their museum "Police Cruiser" prominently on display up front along with a 1908 Cadillac owned by David Dodge, one of ACMNA's founders. Special thanks to Jay Swart and Police Commander Anthony Vasquez for their diligence with the judging of "Best In Arcadia" won by Jack Nock with his 1932 Roadster. Almost 200 ballots were cast for the people's choice of "Best In Show" which was won by Tom Stewart from Mesa with his 1932 Sedan Hot Rod. Stay tuned for more great ACMNA events coming soon.
2018 Annual ACMNA Neighborhood Meeting
Nearly 200 neighbors met at Prince of Peace Church on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This was the 31st consecutive year that the Arcadia Neighborhood Membership came together to discuss neighborhood concerns and ideas with City and State officials and representatives.
2017 Arcadia BBQ Picnic
Nearly 400 Arcadia neighbors gathered on Saturday, October 28th at the Shemer Art Center for a sunny afternoon BBQ and picnic to celebrate G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods). G.A.I.N. events are collaborative efforts among neighbors and first responders to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. In that spirit, ACMNA teamed up with Arcadia Osborn Neighborhood Association (AONA), along with our local police and fire departments to host a free entertaining family-friendly event.
Not only did neighbors have the opportunity to catch up with each other and our first responders, but were also able to meet and chat with State Senator Kate Brophy McGee, Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego, State Representative Maria Syms, Councilman DiCiccio's Chief of Staff Sam Stone, Mt View Police Commander Anthony Vasquez, CEVPC Chairman Jay Swart and the ACMNA and AONA Board members.
ACMNA board member, Brian Flader, who led the planning and organization of the event, credits the event's success to strong engagement of Arcadia's Police Department, Fire Department and the support of community stewards such as Shemer Art Center and SRP. We also very much appreciate our sponsors Rita's Italian Ice, Chick-fil-A, Phoenix Scaffolding, A to Z Equipment Rentals and SpeedPro Imaging.
Photos by: Patti Dietz, ACMNA Board Member and G.H. Dorr, Shemer Board Member
Sam Stone, Councilman DiCiccio's Chief of Staff also did a great job as the relief griller.
2017 ACMNA Annual Meeting
With over 200 attendees, the 30th Annual Meeting was one of the best attended ACMNA events ever. Special guests included Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, CAO Police Officer Ben Carro. As well as many other Phoenix Department Representatives. AZ Legislative Representative Maria Syms (LD28) also made a surprise appearance.
Letter from Councilman Sal Di Ciccio to The ACMNA concerning Arcadia issues discussed at the Annual Meeting. click here to read Sal's letter
Special thanks to ACMNA Board Members Brian Flader and Tristahn Schaub for all their work in planning and conducting this event.
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2014 G.A.I.N Event at Shemer Art Center
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