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The Salvation Army to Provide Food and Fellowship During Annual Thanksgiving DinnerThe Salvation Army to Provide Food and Fellowship During Annual Thanksgiving DinnerSalvation-Army-Thanksgiving-Dinner/pdf/TSA%20Thanksgiving%20Dinner.pdf<p style="text-align:center;"><em><strong>Complimentary dinner at Phoenix Convention Center offers something for the whole family</strong></em></p><p><strong>PHOENIX (Nov. 21, 2017)</strong> – <a href="http://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org/">The Salvation Army</a>, bringing the joy of the holidays to Arizonans for 124 years, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings at the Phoenix Convention Center’s South Building, on the southeast corner of South 3rd Street and Washington Street, on Thursday, Nov. 23.</p><p><br>The doors will open at 9 a.m., with meal service from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This complimentary dinner is open to the public and will also include music, kids’ activities, haircuts and more.</p><p><br>“Everyone is welcome to join us for a delicious meal and share the day with people in the community,” said The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix Program Coordinator Major Nancy Dihle. “One of the many fantastic things about this meal is that people are served and waited on, just like they are in a restaurant.”</p><p><br>Over 1,000 people are expected to attend, and The Salvation Army and Phoenix Convention Center will also be preparing around 2,200 meals for people who are homebound and another 1,200 for Salvation Army Corps locations across metro Phoenix.</p><p><br>“Events like this cannot happen without the generosity of our corporate partners and community donors,” added Major Dihle. “We are extremely grateful for how people come together to help those in need.”</p><p><br>Visit <a href="http://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org/">SalvationArmyPhoenix.org </a>to find out how you can support The Salvation Army’s mission of Doing The Most Good®.</p><p><br><strong>About The Salvation Army</strong><br>The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, visit <a href="http://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org/">SalvationArmyPhoenix.org</a>.<br><br><em>Media note: Salvation Army officers and Phoenix Convention Center representatives will be available to the media as early as 4:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. If you wish to arrange an interview in advance:</em></p><p><em></em><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Contact</span><br>Scott Johnson<br>Public Relations Director<br>The Salvation Army-Southwest Division<br>(480) 415-4911<br><a href="mailto:scott.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org">scott.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org</a></p>11/21/2017 10:30:25 PM2017-11-21T07:00:00Z
45th Anniversary of The Phoenix Convention Center45th Anniversary of The Phoenix Convention CenterPCC-45th-Anniversary/pdf/PCC%2045th%20Anniversary.pdf<p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><font color="#000000"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Forty-five years ago, </font></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><font color="#000000">Phoenicians went into the event business by opening the Phoenix Civic Plaza and Symphony Hall to host conventions, concerts and events.  On Sept. 28, 1972, the Phoenix Civic Plaza and Symphony Hall welcomed its first guests for grand opening celebrations and has served as Arizona’s premier gathering place for local and out-of-town group activities ever since.</font></span></p><p>In the early 1960's, local leaders envisioned a center for cultural and theatrical performances that would grow our convention and tourism business and be a driving force for downtown revitalization.  Due to the dedication of early thought leaders, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues continues to thrive nearly five decades later.  Since opening in 1972, the center has expanded three times with the largest expansion project being completed in 2008.  The latest expansion nearly tripled the size of the venue, which allows Phoenix to attract more conventions with more delegates and host large/high-profile events that place the City and State in the international spotlight.   </p><p>When the Phoenix Civic Plaza opened, the average conventioneer was expected to stay in Phoenix for four days and spend approximately $50 per day for an average direct spending impact of $200 per convention visitor.  Today it is estimated that the average convention attendee will spend approximately $1,498 during their stay, which includes dining out, shopping, visits to local attractions and excursions to the Grand Canyon and other parts of the State.  </p>9/28/2017 3:23:05 PM2017-09-28T07:00:00Z
Father John MistyFather John MistyFather-John-Misty/pdf/Father%20John%20Mistry.pdf<p>​​<span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" id="ms-rterangepaste-start" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="color:#222222;font-size:9pt;">Father John Misty has scheduled 2017 international headlining tour dates this fall in support of </span><em class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"><span style="color:#222222;font-size:9pt;">Pure Comedy</span></em><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="color:#222222;font-size:9pt;">, out this Friday on Sub Pop and Bella Union.  The new round of dates includes a stop at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix. Early pre-sales for these new shows begin April 10th at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale to general public on Friday April 14th at 10am </span></p>4/10/2017 3:48:45 PM2017-04-10T07:00:00Z