Special Events

2018 Annual Food Drive
Chair, Linda Struve

Linda Struve, again Chaired this drive at the November Monthly Luncheon, the 2018 Annual Food Drive benefiting the Fountain Hills Extended Hands Food Bank.  Linda's car was over loaded thanks to the genrosity of our Friends.  Thank you to all who donated.  

Thanking you for "SHARING and CARING!"

2018 Holiday Dinner-Dance               
Chairs:  Marshelle Curtin, Sherry Robbins and Julie Webb

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018.  
The 2018 Holiday Dinner Dance was held at FireRock Country Club.  The Country Club will be decorated beautifully for the holidays.  Friends had a wonderful time enjoying a delicious dinner and enjoying musical entertainment.  Thank you Marshelle Curtin and Committee!

2018 Toy Drive    

 Chair, Kathleen Sauser

Every year, at our December luncheon, members
donate brand new, unwrapped toys. This year we collected toys benefiting the Marine Corps TOYS FOR TOTS program.  
Our own new member:  Suzanne Nann, Associate Member of Fountain Hills Marine
Corps League (MCL #1439), assisting Senior Vice Commandant David Nelson
in coordinating the Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots drive in our area
each year.  For the first time this year, the Marine Corps League teamed with Friends in the Hills, Kathleen Sauser, to bring joy to area children at Christmastime.  The local Marine Corps Reserves built a special ginger bread house in honor of teaming with Friends In The Hills for collected toys.  As always, Friends members generosity was over whelming!  Thank you to all for your generous donations!  WOW!

The generosity of Friends In The Hills 2018 Toy Drive

The generosity of Friends In The HIlls Welcome Club and all of Fountain Hills in 2018 Toys For Tots toy drive and the new Ginger Bear House built for toy collection this year.

Host homes are needed.

2017 Trauma Teddys
 Chairs, Kathleen Sauser & Vivian Lopez

Every year, at our December luncheon, members donate brand new, cuddly teddy bears to the Rural Metro Trauma Teddy Program. As first responders on the scene at fires and other major disasters, the firefighters offer teddy bears to children who have been traumatized by these terrifying events.  MEMBERS:  THANK YOU for YOUR GENEREOSITY at the December Luncheon!!!!  Your response was overwhelming as always.  Thank you!

2017 Holiday Dinner-Dance               
Chairs:  Mary Courtney & Betsy Hess

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017.  The 2017 Holiday Dinner Dance was a huge success and a fun holiday time with friends at the Rio Verde Country Club.  The Country Club was decorated beautifully for the holidays.  Dinner was delicious and the DJ put you in the holiday spirit!   Betsy Hess and team did another wonderful job of hosting this fun Holiday time with Friends!  Thank you to all who attended and supported this fun Holiday time!

2017 Silent Auction & Raffle
Chair:   Natalie Hogeboom 

This year’s fund raiser took on a new and successful format.  At the November luncheon a silent auction and a raffle took the place of our huge silent auction.  Because of the generous spirit of our community and our members we were fortunate to raise over $7,000 which will be returned to Local Charities.  Thank you to all of our Donors and Members!!!!!! 


donal Auction & Raffle items:

2017 Annual Food Drive
Chair, Linda Struve

Linda Struve, as in the past at the November Monthly Luncheon, was at the door with her trunk open, ready to take donations of non-perishables(no glass) for the Food Bank.  Thank you to our generous members for your donations!  And special thanks to Linda for her efforts and service.

2017 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 

Chair: Evelyn Chernoff 

New in 2017!!  This is an opportunity for couples to come together and dine in the comfort of a member's home.  On this one special evening you will be able to join in the comradery of both "old" and "new" friends around the dining table.

But there is a catch!  Hosts will not know who's coming to their home until they open the door and guests won't know where they're going until that evening when they open up their envelope containing only the address and phone number of their host!

Join in the fun!  Stay tuned for further details in the FITH Bulletin or contact Evelyn Chernoff, the Activity Chair.