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🛒 Holiday Shopping Hotspots, Water Gun Warnings, Gilbert's Caring Community Initiatives, and More!

Issue #25 - October 20, 2023

In this Gilbert Thrive Issue…

🛒 Unlock Unique Finds: Gilbert's Best Boutiques for Your Holiday Shopping

🔫 Gilbert Police Issue Warning Over Teens' Water Gun 'Assassin' Game with Realistic Toy Guns

💖 Making a Difference: Cox Employees in Gilbert Raise Funds for Local Causes

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

Unlock Unique Finds: Gilbert's Best Boutiques for Your Holiday Shopping

As the holiday season approaches, it's time to start planning your gift list. But instead of rushing to the nearest big chain store, why not explore the charm of Gilbert's local boutiques?

These hidden gems offer a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind fashion pieces, stylish footwear, essential home goods, and so much more, making them the ideal places for extraordinary finds that will delight both givers and receivers. Discover the magic of Gilbert's boutiques this holiday season.

Gilbert Police Issue Warning Over Teens' Water Gun 'Assassin' Game with Realistic Toy Guns

Gilbert police have issued a warning about a game called "assassin" where teens use realistic toy water guns to eliminate others from the game by spraying them with water.

This has led to multiple mistaken gun-related calls to the police. In a recent incident, two teens were reported for carrying a white firearm, which turned out to be a water gun designed to resemble a real firearm.

The police urge the community to understand the risks of such realistic toy water guns that can be perceived as threats by both officers and the public.

Making a Difference: Cox Employees in Gilbert Raise Funds for Local Causes

Cox Communications employees in Gilbert raised $637,810 to support nonprofits in Arizona, with a focus on youth and education programs.

Some of the beneficiaries include:

This initiative, led by Cox Charities, has been ongoing for 27 years, resulting in $10.5 million raised by Cox Arizona employees and grants awarded to 1,851 local nonprofits since 1996.

We Want to Spotlight Your Business!

Would you like us to spotlight your local business in front of thousands of Gilbert area residents in an upcoming issue of Gilbert Thrive?

We ❤️ Local Businesses!
We know our community is brimming with businesses that have fascinating stories and big hearts. If you're a local business owner making waves, crafting unique experiences, or simply putting a smile on our faces, we want to chat with you! Gilbert Thrive is eager to shine a light on the unsung heroes of our town. Let's collaborate and let the community know what makes your business special. Send us a message, and let's celebrate the spirit of Gilbert together!

👇 Select an option below:

Gilbert Farmers Market - This Saturday

Saturday, 8am-12pm
In Downtown Gilbert, next to the Iconic Water Tower
222 N. Ash St. Gilbert, AZ 85234

With over 100 vendors year-round, the market features local, chemical-free, organic produce from many local farmers, farm fresh eggs, meat, cheese, bread, sweets, coffee & tea, sauces, seasonings and many other locally made artisan products.

Ongoing Events

Upcoming Events

Add Verde Canyon Railroad ’s Fright Night to your list of things to do this fall!

👻 You can find this stationed at the Clarkdale Depot until October 31. Who wants to go? (only 2 hours from Phoenix)

Know of an upcoming event we should know about?  Let us know!

We could use your help

We’ve got big plans as we get up to speed! But we need your help!

One huge way that you can help us is to spread the word for us.

Know somebody who lives in the Gilbert Area and would benefit from being kept in the know?

Please share Gilbert Thrive with them! It’s simple! 👇👇👇

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