Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:00 am
Ken Blanchard, the Oro Valley resident who seven years ago, initiated the town’s Bag-a-Thon food drive, has packed up and moved to Tempe after being promoted within the financial company Edward Jones.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:30 am
Bring food to feed others, and fill your own tummy while you’re at it.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:00 am
Sara Blanchard is a young lady who wants to make this world a better place. At a very young age, she understood that everybody can help, even children. When Sara was four years old, she dipped into her piggy bank to help Hurricane Katrina survivors.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00 am
Some said it couldn’t be done, that his goals were unrealistic.
Efforts were successful in the 2012 Bag-a-Thon as 70,000 pounds of food has been collected.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 am
October’s Helping Hand nomination goes to Ken Blanchard, an Oro Valley resident and employee of Edward Jones, whose initiation of the Southern Arizona’s annual Bag-a-Thon food drive is receiving increased recognition and effectiveness.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:05 pm
In August 2012 the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank assisted more than 1,900 households. With fall and the holidays approaching, the number of people turning to the ICS Food Bank is expected to grow significantly.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 am
One of my favorite things about working at The Explorer is
shining a spotlight on people who are making a difference in our
Groups from throughout the Northwest are participating in this
year’s Bag-A-Thon. Among those helping out are, from left, Matthew
Parks from Immaculate Heart School, Abigail Picus from American
Heritage Girls, Adrienne Kunkel from Canyon Del Oro High School,
Luke Katsel from Cub Scout Pack 209, Julian DeAlva from Cub Scout
Pack 299, Alexis DeAlva from Girls Scout Troop 1287, and Greer
Willman from Ironwood Ridge High School.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:00 am
Registration is open through March 25 for Beads of Courage’s
first annual Courage in Motion Dance-a-thon. The 10-hour fundraiser
will be held April 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Bear Down Gym on the
University of Arizona campus.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:00 am
A year ago, the Edward Jones Bag-A-Thon netted 12,500 pounds of
non-perishable food for Interfaith Community Services.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Sam Capuano, a firefighter with the Golder Ranch Fire District, sorted food Saturday at Lambert and La Cañada in Oro Valley, where people brought their donations for Interfaith Community Services. The Edward Jones Bag-A-Thon filled two U-Haul trucks, background, with more than 25,000 pounds of food.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:00 am
Youthful energy is spurring the fourth annual Edward Jones Bag a
Thon to new volumes of food for the needy.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Getting ready for this Saturday's food collection Bag-a-Thon, to benefit the food bank at Interfaith Community Services, are, in the front row, Copper Creek fifth-grade student Justin Northam; in the second row, Canyon Del Oro's Kiley Hunt, Immaculate Heart's Marcus Landeros, and Ironwood Ridge students Holly Durr and Molly Hansen; in the third row, Immaculate Heart's Maggie Etheridge, Oro Valley Councilwoman Mary Snider, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath and Edward Jones adviser and Bag-a-Thon organizer Ken Blanchard; and in the back from left, Edward Jones adviser Rudy Graf, Austin Franklin of CDO, Councilman Lou Waters and Edward Jones adviser Joe Dylewski.
Monday, November 1, 2010 11:00 pm
An Edward Jones food drive for Interfaith Community Services has
grown into a multiple office, school and community effort to
collect 20,000 pounds — 10 tons — of non-perishable items for needy
people on Saturday, Nov. 13.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:00 pm
Openings left in two Spanish classes at SB
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:00 am
A roundup of letters to the editor published in the Dec. 10,
2008, issue of The Explorer.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
A listing of upcoming business events in the area.