GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Ambassadors have vintage keepsakes for sale, just in time for the holiday season. The collectible ornaments depict well-known locations throughout Glendale and are the perfect unique hometown gift for family and friends. The keepsake ornaments are available at The Country Maiden, home of Gracie’s Marketplace, located at 7146 N. 58th Ave., in Historic Downtown Glendale. This is the first time the keepsakes have been available at a downtown shop. “We are honored to partner with the Glendale Ambassadors to offer the collectible keepsakes to our residents and visitors,” said Cheryl Kappes, owner of Gracie’s Marketplace. “The Glendale Ambassadors have been an important part of our community for more than two decades providing economic, social and cultural vitality to our city.”

The collection includes ornaments featuring the Glendale Civic Center, Glendale Fire Station # 157 and mural, Glendale’s award-winning Fiesta of Lights Parade Float, The Veteran’s Memorial, Glendale’s Arena, Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park, Glendale’s Stadium, Glendale Centennial (1910-2010) Manistee Ranch, Thunderbird Tower, Cerreta Candy Company and Glitter & Glow. Quantities are limited and available while supplies last for the special price of $5 each (normally $10 – $16 each).

All proceeds from the keepsake sales are donated back to the community. Previous funds recipients have included the Glendale Fire Department Crisis Response Team, Glendale Summer Band, Glendale Boys and Girls Club and the Glendale Family Development Center. The Glendale Ambassadors have given back more than $309,000 to the Glendale community since its formation in 1994.

The Ambassadors meet the third Saturday of the month September through May at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center located at 5600 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale. The 90-minute meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and socializing. Residents are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings to find out more about the organization’s community outreach programs.

For additional information about the Glendale Ambassadors including membership and upcoming events, visit www.glendaleambassadors.org. For more information about The Country Maiden, home of Gracie’s Marketplace, call 623-930-7303 or visit www.thecountrymaiden.com.


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