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r Immediate Release

City of Surprise recognized for exemplary event production and promotion

Surprise, AZ (October 29, 2018) The City of Surprise, in partnership with local community sponsors, was recognized October 25 at the 24th Annual APS Arizona Talent in Events Concepts Awards Competition.

Each year, the APS AzTEC Award competition, endorsed by the International Festivals and Events Association, recognizes outstanding examples of festival and event promotion in the state of Arizona.

The City of Surprise competed amongst many other local municipalities and event production affiliates in a variety of categories for events under 20,000 in attendance and is honored to announce the following awards:

Gold in Best New Element – Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival:

In partnership with State 48 Brewery and Momma’s Organic Market, the City of Surprise continues to innovate and offer engaging community activities. The Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival offers an array of unique food choices, music and family entertainment.

Silver in Best Food or Beverage Element – Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival:

State 48 and Momma’s Organic Market provide the Surprise community an opportunity to experience exciting and flavorful selections of food and craft beer in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Gold in Best Kids Element – Jimmy John’s Surprise Stadium Spring Training In-game Interactive Element and Promotion:

Our proud partners at Jimmy John’s took the in-game experience to a whole new level for our Spring Training audience with the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Delivery Challenge. This interactive element featured kids of all ages competing in a race to deliver sandwiches to an encouraging audience. When it comes to fan experience and community partnership, Jimmy John’s in Surprise is top notch.

Silver in Best Radio Spot – 2018 College Baseball Classic:

The 2018 College Baseball Classic utilized a collaborative radio marketing campaign between Oregon State Productions and the City of Surprise to produce and actively promote the tournament which yielded the highest attendance in the tournament’s history.

The City of Surprise celebrates the close collaboration between the Surprise Communications Department, Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department, Sports and Tourism Department and community partnerships with State 48 Brewery, Jimmy John’s, Oregon State Productions and Momma’s Organic Market.

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City of Surprise hosts 4th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast Nov.12

Surprise, AZ (October 25, 2018) Join us in honoring our service men and women at the 4th annual City of Surprise Veterans Day Parade and pancake breakfast on November 12.

The breakfast, catered by Puffy Taco Food Truck, kicks off at 7:00 a.m. at Surprise Stadium in the centerfield plaza and will feature pancakes, choice of sausage or bacon, and breakfast refreshments. Pre-purchased tickets are $4 per plate and available for purchase at the Surprise Community and Recreation Services office, located at 15960 N. Bullard Avenue, or online at Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets will be sold the day of for $5.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be routed along Bullard Avenue between Paradise Lane and Tierra Buena Lane. It will feature community entries honoring the men and women in uniform who have selflessly served our country.

Parking will be available for parade attendees at the Surprise Recreation Campus, located at 15960 N. Bullard Avenue. Please note in preparation for the parade, Paradise Lane between Bullard Avenue and Buck O’Neil Way will be closed at 9 a.m., and Bullard Avenue between Paradise Lane and Tierra Buena Lane will be closed at 9 a.m.

The city is still seeking clubs, organizations, groups or residents who would like to participate in the parade. To download a copy of the entry form, or for more information, please visit or call the Community & Recreation Services Office at 623.222.2000.

Stay after the parade to watch the Surprise Police and Fire-Medical Departments face off in a Softball Game to benefit charity. The game will be held at Surprise Stadium, 15850 N Bullard Ave. Gates will open at approximately 10:30 a.m. and the game will start at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free, and food will be provided. Join in on a 50/50 raffle to support the 100 Club, Special Olympics of Arizona and the Marine Corps League.

City of Surprise local news

We have returned.

In the City council meeting Oct. 16, the executive session they held, should have been in an open meeting.
The City Council, during the executive session held Tuesday Oct. 16th, directed the city attorney to work on an employment contract for Frazier to fill Wingenroth’s seat, Arthur said. They will vote on the contract at the Nov. 6 meeting.
Did the city council members break city and state code big time in regards to executive sessions confidentiality requirements.
An email about the Oct.16 meeting was sent to city attorney Bob Wingo & to the Az open meeting Ombudsman