DPJ’s Wire series delivers news and information straight from the source without translation.


Free Entertainment/Games-Prizes/Hot Dogs and Sodas

Dignitaries/Health Services/Housing info/1,500 Downtown Neighbors

Garfield Neighborhood will be Phoenix’s first “Getting Arizonan’s Involved In Neighborhoods” (GAIN) event, and one of the largest. Being a resilient inner-city neighborhood, Garfield’s GAIN-FIESTA entertainment combines a unique social mixer with a Health Fair. Bringing together Hispanic families, retirees, with new creatives and ASU downtown students, this is one inclusive afternoon of games and service provider booths, Norteno music, slam poetry, hotdogs and a roller derby demo bout. Coming this Oct 4, Saturday, 2 – 6pm, at Garfield Elementary School’s Playground, 811 N. 13th St, and it’s free.

We thank this year’s Sponsors and Partners:

Ranch Market, 1500 hot dogs and buns; Circle K, Soda & Chips & Kids Play Area; Water Mill, water and inflatable windmill; Phoenix Parks provides portable stage, tents, tables and chairs.

NOTE: Hotdogs grilled by Garfield’s Community Action Officer, Mario Ancich; with 3 to 4 moms from school serving.

Circle K
Ranch Market
La Campesina Radio Network

Kate and Steve Gallego
Central City Precinct Representative
Police Chief Garcia

• Parks Department/Verde Park
• Boys and Girls Club Phoenix, Gable Keystone Center
• City of Phoenix Housing and Diamond Street Resource Center
• Crossroad Youth Intervention
• ReInvent: Garfield/Eastlake Plan
• CrossFit, kids and game area
• GarfPartners
• Phoenix Police Department
• PESD #1, Garfield Elementary School, Principal Sylvia Burnal
• Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, Roberto Frietz
• Phoenix Parks and Recreation, Verde Park, Cindi Wilson
• Garfield Organization, Dana Johnson
• Alwun House, Kim Moody

• Mayor Stanton
• ield Organization; includes Garfield Community Garden (brochure/seeds); Bilingual Greeters; neighborhood Alwun House Green Art Park project info.
• City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department
• Neighborhood Housing Services Phoenix

Stage Entertainment
◦ Radio Campesina presents Groupo Acertijo Norteno
◦ Arizona Roller Derby demo bout (separate staging area)
◦ Local Slam Poetry with Ernesto Moncada, en ‘Spanglish,’ and el gringo, Kevin Patterson
◦ Tyko-Native American drummers, Ken Koshio and friends
◦ Bilingual and ASL interpreter

• Boys and Girls Club metro Phoenix; games, facepainting
• Inflatable Bouncies, 8’ Water Slide Splash, 64’ Obstacle Course
• CrossFit, kids and game area

Health Fair 

◦ NEAT with nutrition information and handouts
◦ Maricopa Integrated Health body fat assessments and scheduling appointments to assist people with AHCCCS
◦ U of A College of Medicine
◦ Chamberlain School of Nursing, glucose test
◦ Boys of Girls Club of Metro Phoenix Dental Clinic, tooth kits hand out
◦ Maricopa County DES Child Support information