Today In Surprise

Posted on: January 24, 2022

Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Feb 5 for Spring Training and College Baseball ticket sales

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The box office at Surprise Stadium, Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, will open for in-person ticket sales beginning Saturday, February 5 at 8 a.m. 

The 20th Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Manager announces leadership structure changes to support growing needs for Surprise

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City Manager Bob Wingenroth has announced changes to the City’s leadership structure as Surprise continues to grow and serve more residents and businesses. This includes promotions for the City’s three Deputy City Managers and the appointment of new depar...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Council selects Aly Cline as Vice Mayor

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The Surprise City Council selected District 2 Councilmember Aly Cline to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The Vice Mayor a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Free tax preparation assistance available for qualified households

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The City of Surprise’s Human Services and Community Vitality Department, in partnership with A New Leaf, is offering free tax preparation services to both individuals and families with qualifying incomes. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assist...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Surprise to host USTA tennis series

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The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is proud to welcome several United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournaments to kick-start the new year.

January 28-30: USTA Southwest 65 and over 7.0 Men and WomenFebruary 4-6: USTA Adult 65 and Over 6.0 and 9.0 ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

New “Surprise Lately” Episode

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It's a new year and we have just as much fun coming up in Surprise! Diving dogs, food trucks & family fun, Spring Training, and a whole lot more! 

Don't miss the action. Learn more in the latest episode of Surprise Lately.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Winter Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event begins Jan 31

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Surprise residents will be able to schedule appointments to have hazardous waste picked up directly from their homes during the City’s winter Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. 

Call between January 19 - 27 to schedule a pickup....

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Spring into the new year with youth sports

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The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for our 2022 spring sports programs, now through January 28. 

Leagues start early March and run through mid-May. Leagues are $60 for residents and $80 for non-residents...

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See press release... City of Surprise News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Register for 2022 Surprise City Academy & learn how your city government works

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Want to learn about the structure of city government, get updated on local issues and get to know your city leaders? Register for the 2022 Surprise City Academy!

The eight-session academy offers the opportunity to learn about the City directly from the may...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Surprise Pops Band performs “Showtime with the Pops” Feb. 5

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The Surprise Pops Band will perform “Showtime with the Pops” during their concert on Saturday, February 5 at The Vista Performing Arts Center,15550 N. Parkview Place.

Concertgoers will enjoy medley pieces from musicals including Camelot, The King and I, Fi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Surprise hosts Copper Classic Dog Show Jan 28-30

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More than 2,000 dogs will strut their stuff in Surprise for the Copper Classic Dog Show, Friday, January 28 through Sunday, January 30.   

Presented by the Kachina Kennel Club, the three-day Copper Classic Dog Show features over 200 diffe...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

2022 Spring Training tickets on sale now!

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The 20th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 26 with the annual Surprise Sundancer Charity Game at Surprise Stadium, featuring home teams - the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. 

The 2022 schedule feature...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Surprise Stadium seeks National Anthem performers and Color Guards for Spring Training

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The City of Surprise is looking for experienced vocalists, musicians and Color Guards to perform the National Anthem at Surprise Stadium for Cactus League Spring Training games, February 26 - March 26, 2022. 

National AnthemInterested performers m...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Happy Valley Rd. closed 183rd Ave. to 195th Ave. from 1/10-2/18

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Happy Valley Rd. will be closed between 183rd Ave. and195th Ave. from Jan. 10 to Feb. 18 for improvements. Detour routes are 195th Ave. to Jomax to the north and 195th Ave. to Deer Valley to the south.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Sunday in the Park returns with music & food trucks

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The City of Surprise presents the return of Sunday in the Park events in January, February and April! 

The first event in the series is happening January 23 and will feature live music by The 8-Tracks, various food trucks, an assortment of beers a...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Motorcycle Safety Class & Interactive Course, Feb 6

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Join the Surprise Police Department for a Motorcycle Safety Class on Sunday, February 6 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Surprise Stadium parking lot, 15850 N. Bullard Ave. 

In addition to motorcycle safety product information, demonstrations and dis...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Teen Programs Winter-Spring 2022

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Are you looking for fun, recreational opportunities for your teen? The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department has you covered this winter! Open Rec, Teen Adventures and Rec Nights are returning this winter, and we have a new Teen Turn Up progr...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic featuring Oregon State announces 2022 schedule, ticket info

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The City of Surprise, in partnership with Sanderson Ford, is excited to announce the College Baseball Classic will return to Surprise Stadium as a two-part series event February 18 - 20 and 24 - 26.

The Sanderson College Baseball Classic will lead off with...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

2022 Surprise Spring Training packages and group tickets available Dec. 13

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Season ticket and mini plan packages for the 2022 Spring Training Season will go on sale at SurpriseStadium.com starting Monday, December 13 at 10 a.m. (MST). Each ticket option will offer unique perks, savings over the individual game ticket price, choic...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Council approves updated Drought Preparedness & Resiliency Plan

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City Council approved an updated Community Water Systems Drought Preparedness and Resiliency Plan at their December 7 meeting, which outlines short- and long-term strategies for managing and sustaining our City’s water portfolio. 

This update repl...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Arizona History and Culture Virtual Speaker Presentation lineup announced for 2022

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a series of virtual speaker events presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities in 2022. 

Local experts from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Spea...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Surprise Sports & Tourism honored with two awards by Sports Destination Management

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Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2020-2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

New ordinance bans feeding wildlife on city property

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The Surprise City Council approved an ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wild animals on city-owned property, including city parks, at Tuesday evening’s Regular Council Meeting. 

In part, the ordinance aims to protect public health, as congre...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Parks & Recreation receives award for adaptive programming

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City of Surprise Parks & Recreation has won the Outstanding Program - Adaptive Program Award through the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association. The Department was selected for the award based on the overwhelming success of Virtual Bingo pr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Surprise debuts live web camera capturing City Center views

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Watch a livestream view of Surprise City Center through a new web camera located on top of the Surprise City Hall Parking Garage.

The web camera allows the City to share the beauty and bustle of the Surprise Recreation Campus, which is set within City Cent...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Surprise trash collection schedule will change Jan. 3

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Surprise trash collection zones will change beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, to balance the number of homes serviced on each collection day as the city continues to grow.

Not all residents will see changes to their trash collection schedule. These change...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Surprise Voters Approve EPCOR Franchise Extension

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The unofficial results of the November 2 election are in, and Surprise voters have approved an EPCOR franchise extension.

This approval extends a previous 25-year agreement with EPCOR Water for an additional 25 years, allowing the company to construct, mai...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Surprise Schools Open Fields to Community

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Dysart Unified School District has issued the following news release…

Dysart Unified School District is excited to open school fields in the City of Surprise to the community after school and on weekends. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 29 to...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Catch early registration for 4th Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K/1K

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Get your Major League juices running at Surprise Stadium on Friday, March 4 with the 4th Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K and 1K Fun Run presented by Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. This 5K & 1K fun run will begin at 7 p...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Signature public art piece planned for City Center

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A signature art piece is slated for the downtown City Center corridor, following approval by the Surprise City Council at Tuesday’s Regular Meeting. 

“Bloom Where You’re Planted,” by artist Brad Oldham, is d...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Call of Election 2022

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Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows:

Primary Election: Tuesday, August 2, 2022General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (If Applicable)

Offices to be fille...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

City of Surprise receives excellence awards from the International Economic Development Council

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The City of Surprise Economic Development Department has been recognized with three Excellence in Economic Development Awards by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC):

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

City of Surprise wins two national video awards

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The city of Surprise Marketing & Communications Department earned first and second place wins in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors’ (NATOA) Annual Government Programming Awards.

Surprise took first place in the cate...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Council puts pause on City Manager recruitment

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In coordination with their selected third-party recruiter, Surprise City Council is postponing the recruitment for the next city manager.

“Our current City Manager Mike Frazier is not retiring until after the new year, so our council has some tim...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Critical home rehabilitation funds available for eligible Surprise residents

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications from income-eligible, owner-occupied property owners in Surprise in need of assistance for critical home repairs to ensure the home is healthy and safe to occupy. These programs may also be availabl...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Surprise residents won’t see shortage at the tap as BOR declares “Tier 1” Colorado River shortage

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today announced a Tier 1 shortage for Colorado River operations for 2022, meaning less water supplies available to Arizona. See the announcement, here. Due to Arizona’s priority system, our city supplies will not experience ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Donna Meuse to serve as Human Resources Director

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City Manager Mike Frazier announced today that he has selected Donna Meuse to serve as the next Surprise Human Resources Director.

Meuse has 14 years of progressive experience in the field of Human Resources, 10 of those with the city of Surprise. She has ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Surprise updates RideChoice transportation program to include veterans and raised income limit

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Valley Metro’s RideChoice program, which offers discounted transportation options, has been expanded to allow more access for Surprise residents. All veterans with proof of eligibility will now qualify, and the FY2021 Income Limit Category has b...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

City Hall reopens to public 4/12; City Council & public meetings open to in-person attendance

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On Monday, April 12, Surprise City Hall and other city administrative buildings will open to the public, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Additionally, meetings of the City Council and all boards and commissions will open to in-person attend...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase of Business and Safety Protocols

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Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.

The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution of more than 2 million vaccines.

The following changes are reflected in a new Executive Order fro...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Say it, Surprise! National Community Survey coming soon

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What do you love about living in Surprise? What services do you value most? What can the city do better to improve the quality of life in our hometown?

You can share your thoughts in the 2021 National Community Survey (NCS)!

What you tell us helps to identi...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Secrets of Surprise: The inside scoop on an Arizona city prime for development

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The past decade has been transformative in the city of Surprise, Arizona. A community once known for rooftops and retirement spots has emerged as one of the top-ten largest cities in the state with a bustling business community where industrial, commercia...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Five reasons to do business in Surprise

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With more than 140,000 residents and the average household earning more than $69,000 per year, Surprise, Arizona, is quickly becoming a premier destination to do business. But what else does the area have to offer, and why might companies from Europe and ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

City of Surprise receives excellence awards from the International Economic Development Council

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The City of Surprise Economic Development Department has been recognized with three Excellence in Economic Development Awards by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC):

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Oh Baby - Surprise Celebrates Banner’s Newly Expanded Nursery!

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The Surprise Economic Development Department joined the team at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center June 24th to celebrate the opening of their newly expanded nursery! “Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center maternity services primarily serve the growing populat...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Surprise Economic Development Director receives “Most Influential Women in AZ Business" honor

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The city of Surprise applauds Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic on being named one of Arizona Business Magazine’s 2021 “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.”

Jerkovic’s work as the city’s Director of Economic Development attracts busine...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Join the Surprise Fire-Medical Team

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is not accepting applications at the moment. Please continue to visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You may also submit a "Job Interest Card" with Human ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection

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80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Have your car seat inspected!

Child safety seat inspections are available every 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month starting May 18, 2021 at Fire Station 303 at 15440 N. Cotton Lane from 9:00-10:45...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Fire User Fees

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At the November 17th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting, Council approved Resolution 2015 – 108 which authorized an updated user fee schedule citywide to include the following updated fees for the Surprise Fire Medical Department to be effective immediately: R...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Spring into the new year with youth sports

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The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for our 2022 spring sports programs, now through January 28. 

Leagues start early March and run through mid-May. Leagues are $60 for residents and $80 for non-residents...

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See press release... Youth Services News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Teen Programs Winter-Spring 2022

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Are you looking for fun, recreational opportunities for your teen? The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department has you covered this winter! Open Rec, Teen Adventures and Rec Nights are returning this winter, and we have a new Teen Turn Up progr...

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See press release... Youth Services News