Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fundraiser to Save the Pioneer Park Train

A fundraiser will be held Saturday in Mesa’s Pioneer Park for the restoration and relocation of a 1912 steam locomotive. The decommissioned train was placed at the park’s playground in 1958, but has since been fenced off for safety concerns. The Save Our Train Committee is aiming to raise about $80,000 to move the train to a more visible location along Main Street and to restore it.

The fundraiser includes a classic car show, entertainment and food and access to the train. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park, 526 E. Main St. More information is available at

I LOVED playing on that train when I was a kid!  Very fond memories!  Did you play on the train?  Do you want to save the train?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Freebies for Veterans!!!

Here are the top Veteran’s Day military freebies and discounts in honor of the November 11, 2010 holiday. Many, many free meals. Remember to bring proof of military status for the freebies!

Matta's @ Riverview for your FREE 2 item combo meal!

Applebee’s – Veterans and active duty eat free on Nov. 11, 2010. The freebie menu has seven options, including a burger, salad, chicken, sirloin, and shrimp. Dine in only. Beverages and tip not included. ID required.

Golden Corral – On Monday November 15, 2010 from 5-9 p.m. veterans, active duty, reserve, and national guard members can get a free dinner buffet. Last year they fed 335,000.

Hooters – Get a free meal from a special menu at participating restaurants when you purchase a beverage. Available for veterans and active military with ID. Dine in only. Cannot combine with other discounts. Up to an $8.50 value.

The Home Depot – Veterans get a 10% military discount year round. Show your military ID at checkout.

Krispy Kreme – Veterans get a donut of their choice for free at participating locations on Veteran’s Day.

Lowe’s – Just like rival Home Depot, Lowe’s offers a 10% military discount year round. Show your military ID at checkout.

Sam’s Club – Veternas can get a free cane from AMG Medical at participating Sam’s Clubs Nov. 10-12, 2010. They are giving out 36,000 canes total. Membership NOT required.

Sears – Veterans get an extra 10% off regular, sale, and clearance merchandise Nov. 11-12, 2010. The discount is also valid for policemen, teacher, hospital staff, and firefighters. Some exclusions.

Uno Chicago Grill—Get a free meal or pizza when you show up in uniform, have a picture of you in uniform, or have military ID. Nov. 11, 2010 only. No coupon needed.

PhoenixZoo Save $4 off reg admission for active military Veterans & everyone in party. See 4 stipulations

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

FREE Taco Today at Salsa Cabana - Show your "I voted" sticker.

Salsa Cabana at NE Brown & Greenfield is giving away one FREE taco to anyone that has their "I voted" sticker.  Salsa Cabana's fish tacos were voted "Best in the East Valley" by Get Out Magazine!