Events

October 4, 2012

Festival was fun time for all

In spite of rainy beginnings, Fort Huachuca’s 2012 Fun Festival proved to be an event enjoyed by hundreds after the skies cleared in time for the weekend. Fifty-seven people and 50 dogs took part in Saturday’s Mutt March at Veterans’ Memorial Park, and the three competitors in this year’s “Rising Star” competition took to the stage Saturday night after being rained out on Friday. Ryan Moore was declared the winner for his performance of “We’re Not Gonna Take This Any More” and took home $500, while Angie Beugeas took second, netting her $300 and Brooke Guckien won $100 for her performance.

The City of Fun Carnival brought rides for all ages and thrill levels, and various local bands provided entertainment for the crowd all weekend long.

On Sunday, Family Day, animals from Barney’s Backyard Petting Zoo were a fair-goer highlight attracting visitors of all ages before the festival wrapped up activities for another year.

“The weather was beautiful and those who attended seemed to have a good time,” said Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation employee Kathy Miller, who videotaped the “Rising Star” contestants and registered those participating in the Mutt March.


Photos by Amber Sebal, FMWR
A group of people gathers around a baby pig at the petting zoo Sunday during this year’s Fun Festival at Veterans’ Memorial Park.


A young boy takes advantage of the rock climbing wall, operated by members of Fort Huachuca’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sherlock the golden retriever is the winner of the “Best Dressed” category during Saturday’s Mutt March, one of the special events that was part of this year’s Fun Festival.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From left. Angie Beugeas, Brooke Guckein and Ryan Moore hold facsimile checks representing their winnings from the “Operation Rising Star” competition at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ryan Moore, “Operation Rising Star” winner, sings Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” during Saturday night’s final. Moore netted $500 for his performance.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Eric Hortin, NETCOM

Fort Huachuca’s first CFC Walk designed to heighten awareness

Eric Hortin, NETCOM Soldiers visit one of the Combined Federal Campaign unit coordinator stations to gather information and fill out contribution forms Wednesday after the CFC Awareness Walk at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The 2014 ...
 
 

IMCOM revises overseas tour policy to enhance development opportunities

SAN ANTONIO — A new U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) policy, published Tuesday, will open development doors to its general schedule employees in grades nine and above by reducing a backlog of employees past their five-year overseas tour rotations and placing them in stateside positions to create a leadership development cycle. The IMCOM Enhanced...
 
 

Red Ribbon Week held this week on Fort Huachuca

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates....
 

 
Maci Hidalgo

Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

Maci Hidalgo During the Domestic Violence Awareness Open House at Army Community Service Oct. 23, Jan Barber, Fort Huachuca’s Family Advocacy Program manager, highlights the resources available to Families and Soldiers, inclu...
 
 

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns of Halloween hazards

TUCSON, Ariz. – As Halloween time nears, personnel at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center want parents and grandparents to watch for common risks to youth. Glow stick exposures possible Sometimes youngsters break or gnaw on the sticks and come in contact with the “glow.” Fortunately, the colorful liquid is low on the toxicity...
 
 
DoD

USNORTHCOM plans to support response to EBOLA cases in US

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced last weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military’s geographic command...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin