Centennial Saturday highlights Gilbert's weekend

Centennial Saturday, HD South
HD South's Centennial Saturday event is to make your model of the Gilbert Water Tower. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

HD South's Centennial Saturday event is to make your model of the Gilbert Water Tower. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

It is still spring break for schools, but if you are in town, Gilbert has some options for things to do Saturday.

March 14

Salute A Soldier 5K and 1 Mile Walk

AZ Heroes to Hometowns, which assists wounded soldiers in their transition back to their communities, puts on the Salute A Soldier 5K and 1 Mile Walk. The event’s purpose is to honor injured service members and raise funds to meet their needs and those of their families with financial, spiritual, emotional and social support. This is an all-ages event. 9 a.m. (walk), 9:20 a.m. (5K). $25-$140. Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Ave., Gilbert. https://azheroestohometowns.org

March 14


Centennial Saturday

HD South’s monthly Centennial Saturday event is a chance to build a scale model of Gilbert’s iconic water tower. All supplies are provided. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (registration required). HD South, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. 480-926-1577. https://hdsouth.org

March 14

Spring Fever Classic

What started as a bachelor party has become an annual event, now in its 16th year, that is meant for participants to get together for fun but also raises money for a charity. This year’s beneficiary is the family of a 6-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor and will help with medical expenses. 11:30 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $125 (single player), $500 (foursome). Western Skies Golf Club, 1245 E. Warner Road, Gilbert. www.springfeverclassicgolf.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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