On Friday, May 1st, Xico participated in the Isaac Schools Arts Festival at Morris K. Udall Middle School. We had a great group of students help us create two collaborative mural that they then were able to keep. The talented students from grades K-8 worked together with us to create two bright and beautiful murals, one included a Southwest landscape, the other including the names and designs of many students. Xico had a great time and would like to thank Isaac Schools for including us in this fun event!
Some of us remain forever young, even if only in our own hearts and minds…and so while some things never seem to change, all things do, even the Xico Board of Directors, most of whom donned costumes from the popular period sitcom Saturday Night Live that shares Xico’s birthday for the 2015 fundraising event. One thing we’re glad has not changed? The success of Xico’s biggest annual fundraising event of the year. Held at the Arizona Biltmore, on February 20th, the event once again offered good food, super spirits and lively auction action. With the backdrop and theme of the fun-loving spirit of the popular TV show, period costuming worn by the Xico Board and some attendees served to remind that good times can be held by all.
From fundraising, to art, volunteers and staff, the results of the evening fundraiser were all positive. “A deep appreciation goes to all those individuals and businesses who supported the event with a myriad of contributions,” said Donna Valdes, executive director. “Without them, we could not present an event that consistently draws more than 500 out for the evening.” While the next annual fundraising date has not been set, the event traditionally takes place in February. Make plans now to attend in 2016, and come find out for yourself why the event draws big attendance each year!