Imagine a garden with the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and a light and sound experience. Each year more than 450,000 people visit the Desert Botanical Garden annually. The garden features more than 50,000 plants.

Lauren Warren, assistant director of exhibits for the Desert Botanical Garden, says,” Soon we will celebrate our 80th  anniversary. This year the Garden will celebrate the 40th anniversary of our holiday event, Las Noches de las

Veterans Day is a day that we celebrate to honor those who have served in our military. 

 

Deborah Sanders, first-grade teacher at Arizona Desert Elementary is a veteran. Sanders is a retired military officer who served in the Air Force for 21 years. Sanders retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel.

 

“My career began in the military during myfreshman year of college. I joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at my school. I stayed in ROTC for four years and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant when I

graduated,” says Sanders.

 

 Your parents or grandparents may remember Ladmo bags, Call a Kid, Pet

Adoptions, kids in the audience and Wallace, Ladmo and Gerald on stage.

“The Wallace and Ladmo Show” was the longest running kids show in the

Valley, delighting audiences for 36 years with their sketch comedy.

 

The Wallace and Ladmo Foundation seeks to preserve, nurture and

continue the Wallace and Ladmo legacy, encouraging creativeness and

camaraderie in Arizona’s children. “What better place to do that than at the

Imagine being the star of your own book! Imagine being a jackrabbit and starring in books! Jeremy Jackrabbit has starred in six books.

Authors Sasha and Rodney Glassman have written a series of books about Jeremy Jackrabbit and his adventures.

When the Glassmans went to the Tucson Festival of Books, they met a children’s book author and that made them want to become authors. Rodney

Glassman’s little brother, Jeremy, had a poster in his room with a jackrabbit on it so the Glassmans chose to use a jackrabbit in their books.

Miguel! Nice to meet you! Anthony Gonzalez that is. Gonzalez is the voice of Miguel in the Disney/Pixar movie “Coco.”

Gonzalez is 13 years old, has two older sisters, a younger brother and an older brother. All of them sing and act. Gonzalez says they compete and have fun together. Gonzalez began singing at the age of 4. He says his first commercial was an Oscar Mayer commercial.

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