Saturday, November 2, 2013

Third annual golf tournament builds community, museum


(Maricopa Historical Society golf tournament committee members receive a check for the tournament proceeds. From left to right: Carolyn Struble, Sara Delgadillo, chairperson Brenda Hermanson, Brenda Campbell, and Diane Morrow. - Photo: Marty Hermanson)

The Maricopa Historical Society hosted its third annual golf tournament at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on October 26th. The goal of the event was to raise money toward building a brick and mortar museum for the city of Maricopa.

The tournament raised $7,654.21, an increase of more than $2,500 over the 2012 event.

“We’re close, maybe a year away,” said golf tournament committee chairman Brenda Hermanson. “We need to show our community the rich history we have.”

Sponsors of the event included Walmart, Ak-Chin Community, Dave’s Collision, Maricopa ACE Hardware, Blue Skies Realty - Suzie Rotter, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, Farmers Insurance - Scott Summers, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Orbitel, Engineered with Layton, Brenda and Marty Hermanson, and Brenda and Greg Campbell.

“I had a great time,” said Maricopa Mayor Christian Price.

First place in the shotgun scramble was won by Sheriff Paul Babeu’s team, second place was won by the Ak-Chin Community team. Jim Kimble was the winner of the longest drive contest.

“We’re happy to see the community coming together,” said Hermanson, “and we’re already looking forward to next year’s golf tournament; it gets bigger and better every year.”

“It was a wonderful golf tournament,” said Maricopa Police Chief Steven Stahl.

The purpose of the Maricopa Historical Society is to identify, record, collect, preserve and make available documents and artifacts of historical significance related to the people, places and events of the Maricopa, Arizona area.

The group will be also be hosting a Valentine’s Celebration at The Silver Spur Grill on February 8, 2014. The 2013 event was sold out. Visit the Maricopa Historical Society on Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maricopa-Historical-Society/162745263785241

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