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Sat, Dec. 07

Businesses come together to present Spring Thing

KINGMAN - Local businesses are working together to provide youth something positive to do, while raising funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman and Golden Valley.

In what organizers hope will be an annual event, the first ever Kingman Spring Thing will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Firefighters Memorial Park, 2201 Detroit Ave.

Local reggae/rock band Iriesounds and the Half-Witz will perform from noon to 7 p.m. with SavageKat, who play acoustic instruments. The Kingman Spring Thing will utilize the 11-acres of the park with a picnic shelter area, playground and restrooms.

Community members can participate in free skate competitions throughout the day. Safety gear is required. There will be a disc golf tournament from 9 a.m. to noon with sign-ups currently being taken at Satellite 13 Skate Shop, 1849 Airfield Ave.

There is a $5 entry fee and prizes awarded to winners.

While people work up a sweat skating and disc golfing, Razorz Edge will prepare and provide a free barbecue from noon until 7 p.m.

Satellite 13 Skate Shop has been working with Mink Ink Tattoo and Iriesounds and the Half-Witz to present the activities.

"We just decided there's not enough things for kids to do in Kingman, so we put this together," said Michele Perry, Mink Ink Tattoo owner.

The three entities have received donations from nearly 20 local businesses for raffles, giveaways and the silent auction.

"We've just got an amazing amount of stuff," Perry said

The items range from $10 gift cards to local businesses to skateboards to a top-of-the-line bicycle, she added. For the raffle, winners must be present at the drawing at 5 p.m.

Items for donations for the raffle and silent auction are still being accepted at Satellite 13 Skate Shop or Mink Ink Tattoo, 1851 Airfield Ave. Cash donations are also being accepted for the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman and Golden Valley.

"I have been a supporter of them for years," Perry said. "I called to ask if I can do anything for them."

While Perry wanted to help and so have several other local businesses, she realizes more can be done.

"We're hoping this brings a sense of community and we're all in this together," Perry said.

While the Boys & Girls Club was selected this year to be the beneficiary of Kingman Spring Thing, next year may be a different story.

"It's not necessarily always going to be for the Boys & Girls Club but for whoever is in need," Perry said.

For more information or to donate for the Kingman Spring Thing from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Firefighters Memorial Park, contact Satellite 13 Skate Shop at (928) 753-3311 or Mink Ink Tattoo at (928) 753-8750.

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