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Hundreds filled the parking lot at Towers Theater Monday night as part of the Tucson Food Truck Roundup.
Peter Wright and wife Carollinn collected 1,000 pounds of food from their community in Vistoso Village. The food was donated to Interfaith Community Services and the Catalina Food Bank.
Blanca Valdez gives her 3-year-old daughter Joselen a ride on a cart filled with Thanksgiving food at the Golder Ranch Fire District’s main station. Food collected by Catalina Community Services was given out to about 200 families Monday.
Groups from throughout the Northwest are participating in this year’s Bag-A-Thon. Among those helping out are, from left, Matthew Parks from Immaculate Heart School, Abigail Picus from American Heritage Girls, Adrienne Kunkel from Canyon Del Oro High School, Luke Katsel from Cub Scout Pack 209, Julian DeAlva from Cub Scout Pack 299, Alexis DeAlva from Girls Scout Troop 1287, and Greer Willman from Ironwood Ridge High School.
Eighteen years ago, in California, Northwest residents Keith and Jenny Stewart decorated their front yard with a few tombstones, and Keith dressed up as Mike Myers from the movie "Halloween."
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jenny Stewart ties pieces of cloth to one of many "dead trees" the Stewarts have planted to line the path through their front yard.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Keith Stewart places legs within the mouth of a graboid, the creature from the movie "Tremors." Hundreds of set pieces fill the yard to create Tomb Town.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Paying homage to some older horror movies, the Stewarts have created a couple giant ants from the movie "Them." The couple said they tried to touch on all movies and shows related to Halloween, from "The Addams Family" to "Frankenstein."
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Keith and Jenny Stewart unpack a creature to be placed along the pathway in the couple's Tomb Town on Wanda Road north of Magee between Paseo del Norte and La Cañada. Numerous creatures are stored in the dozen coffins during the rest of the year.
Don't confuse cooking in high school today with the home economics classes of old. These days, students in Canyon Del Oro's culinary arts classes learn life skills and gain valuable job training in a recently renovated, commercial-grade kitchen, where some of Tucson's best-known chefs prepare sophisticated recipes and share their tips and expertise.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Amanda Lindquist, the chef de cuisine at Azul, shows the class how her gorgonzola risotto is coming along.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A plated dish of pan-seared duck breast sits before Amanda Lindquist, the chef de cuisine at Azul, as she speaks to Canyon Del Oro's culinary arts students. After showing the students her step-by-step preparation, the students were asked to make a risotto.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO juniors Ali Almazrouie and Nicole Barnard, alongside Nick Meitner who will be their restaurant manager, try a sample of the pan-seared duck breast.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, After scoring the duck breasts, Lindquist dries them and seasoned them with salt and pepper
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro culinary arts students gather around as Amanda Lindquist, the chef de cuisine at Azul, explains to the class how she creates pan-seared duck breast with a cranberry-cherry demi-glaze served atop a Gorgonzola risotto.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, During the chef's demonstration, CDO senior Eric Silva takes notes in his culinary arts class.
The Canyon Del Oro High School auto club is teaming up with area homeowner Zachary Tarbet to collect food for the Marana Community Food Bank. Each year, Tarbet decorates his home with thousands of Christmas lights and several props to attract visitors with the hopes of collecting food donations.
Store team lead Scott Holmes explains the store layout prior to the grand opening.