Golf cars containing friends and neighbors filled up the cul-de-sac in front of Amanda and John Kaminski’s home as they hosted a screening of Aquaman in Unit 4B.
On Sunday, April 28, 69 Unit 8A-ers flocked together for an over-the-top block party at the intersection of Sabino Drive and Tamarisk Place. We were welcomed by an afternoon of bright, sunny, warm weather. Two nearby vacant lots provided adequate space for games and activities including astroturf bocce, calf roping (no live animals were harmed in this event!), cornhole, horseshoes, Jenga, ladderball, Quoits Ring Toss, solar viewing, table tennis and tropical bowling (with coconuts and pineapples). All was calm and peaceful (with friendly competition) until dozens of squirt guns and a couple of refill stations appeared street side. It was amazing to experience the transformation of quiet, unassuming, polite neighbors to ambushing, ruthless squirt gun bandits and desperadoes. Dinner was provided by Enjoy-a-Bowls, the Arizona Daily Star 2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winner for Best Tucson Food Truck. Enjoy-a-Bowls offer a tempting menu based on all-natural, preservative free ingredients, creating healthy meals with sauces and flavors that span the world. Afternoon snacks and casual desserts were also provided at the event. After dinner, we enjoyed the live music of KT Klassics, an Oro Valley duo who performed a great selection of acoustic and electric classic rock favorites. KT Klassics’ extensive play list inspired dancing and multiple spontaneous line dances. Our “Flock to the Block” party lasted long into the night, and a delightful time was had by all. We estimated our expenses to be $20 per person. Because we had such an outstanding turnout, our income exceeded expenses and Unit 8A-ers generously chose to contribute the balance of $150 to the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) and Tri-Community Food Bank (TFB). The organizing committee and hosts were fellow Tamariskins Debbie and Steve Chapman, Diane and Bob Gowen, Jodee and Rick Weiland, Kate and Paul Thomsen and Julee and Tim Malone.