AED machine donated to Morristown Elementary

Lifeline Administrative Supervisor, Scott Keilman (from left), Morristown Superintendent, Dr. Greg Sackos, Wickenburg Lifeline Supervisor, Travis Bostic and Lifeline EMT, Fiona Smith.

By Susan Marshall

Sun Correspondent

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Dr. Greg Sackos, Superintendent of Morristown Elementary School accepted a donated Automated Electronic Defibrillator. (AED). The donation was received from the local Morristown Lifeline Ambulance Service located next to the Circle City/Morristown Fire Department. This donation has enabled Morristown Elementary to take a big step forward in meeting the needs of a person requiring an AED machine. The school greatly appreciates the support of Lifeline Ambulance Service.

The Morristown PTSA will be providing apple pies, apple cake, apple butter and making churned apple cider on site for sale at the Date Creek Ranch Apple Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds helps to support field trips for the Morristown Elementary students. Pick your own apples and visit the petting zoo. Pickers and wheel barrows are provided. Date Creek Ranch is located approximately 36 minutes (23.2 miles) North of Wickenburg on US-93.

The Morristown Elementary Volleyball games begin. Tuesday, Sept. 10, (home) against Aguila at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, (away) against Canon at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, (away) against Aguila at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 18 (home) against Canon at 3:30 p.m. Snacks are needed for the home game concession stand. Sales from the concession stand support the sports department through the PTSA. Donations of big dill pickles, small bags of healthy snacks, jerky, trail mix/nuts, sport drinks (Gatorade/Powerade) and bottled water, would be greatly appreciated. Contact Coach Ms. Perry at the school (623) 546-5100 for more information.

The Governing Board will meet Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Morristown School Library. Parents and community are welcome to attend.

The PTSA meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the Morristown School Library on Monday, Sept. 16. All are welcome to come and learn how you can be involved in this very important group that hosts events and fundraisers that help support needed programs and equipment for the school.

The General Federated Women’s Club (GFWC) of Morristown meets every third Tuesday of each month and meets in the “yellow room” of  Old Main. Next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck, followed by the club meeting at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite dish. Membership dues for the club are $25.00 for 2019-2020. Contact Lucy Thompson at (602) 292-1674, for more information.

GFWC Morristown is now registering team members for the 11th annual Walk to Boot Breast Cancer to be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Ortega Parking Lot in downtown Wickenburg. Team members can walk, run or sleep in. Proceeds benefit the Pink Ribbon Angels, a non-profit providing mammograms and biopsies for under and uninsured men and women. Deadlines are Wednesday, Sept. 25 to receive a  t-shirts and Saturday, Oct. 12 to count towards team awards. Call Bernadine McCollum at 623-341-5977 for more information.

This section of the newspaper is published the first and third Wednesday of the month. Information about community happenings or events should be sent to Susan Marshall at jbars1@earthlink.net or P.O. Box 459, Morristown, AZ 85342. Send the Thursday prior to those dates.

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