If you live anywhere near Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona, you may be wondering about local events to participate in as well as local businesses to support. Here are just a few things happening in the community:
Gilbert Boys and Girls
The annual “Collecting Toys for Gilbert Girls and Boys” drive has been taking place since November 23rd and will last until December 14th. If you have never taken part in this event, now is the perfect time to do so. Because so many families are struggling this year due to the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and overall mental health issues, it’s important to give back to the community. As we enter the holiday season, contributing new clothes and toys can truly help a struggling family still have a meaningful Christmas this year. Here is what Gilbert.gov has to say about how to contribute: “In addition to drop boxes at Gilbert Fire Administration (85 E Civic Center Dr) and Gilbert Municipal Building I (50 E Civic Center Dr), those wanting to participate virtually can ship items to Gilbert Fire Admin (85 E Civic Center Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296). Town buildings are open Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 6 pm.”
Fun Places to Eat
If you’re interested in a local restaurant in Gilbert, try Arizona BBQ Company. Having served its community with delicious barbeque delights for a number of years, this company has a lot to offer. From their website: “(T)he sauces served with our dry smoked meats include local flavors like green chili and habanero, our Mac ‘n Cheese comes with house-cured bacon and green chili, and every barbecue platter comes with a side of fresh tortillas.”
Chandler Holiday Events
If you’re looking for something fun and free to do with the family in Chandler, one event to consider is the S’more Holiday Fun event held at Chandler Fashion Mall on December 11th. There will be yard games for kids and adults alike at the Backyard Campsite, as well as giveaways and, of course, s’mores at the event. It will last from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with an intermission from 2-5p.m. There is no reservation required to attend.
Go Pan-Asian for the Holidays
A local restaurant available in both Gilbert and Chandler is AZ Pho Grill, a pleasant restaurant offering the finest local Vietnamese cuisine. Here, you can find a plentiful amount of options to choose from like the traditional Pho noodle soups, rice dishes, and Vietnamese sandwiches. You can also, according to their website, “enjoy the large selection of refreshing beverages including boba milk teas, smoothies, fresh lemonade, and Vietnamese iced/hot coffee drinks.” Because of COVID-19, they have restricted their hours from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM, Monday through Sunday.
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