St. David Pioneer Day & Town Reunion
Where: St. David School, Hwy 80, St. David, AZ
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
JULY 20 ‐ AUGUST
Cochise County History on the Move, a traveling exhibit of 33 life‐size photo cutouts based on historic images from the county’s museums & archives, including Jimmy V. Judd, well known Cochise County Sheriff and St. David resident, will be placed near the school flagpole. A free companion booklet, “Come Face to Face with History,” will be available to each family during the reunion events.
FRIDAY, JULY 20 St. David School’s Lansing Auditorium
7:00 PM St. David History Presentation featuring:
- “Loyd L. Miller, St. David’s First Graduate, 1912” by Loyd’s daughter, Jean Mickelson, and Wayne & Connie Merrill
- “History of the Judd Family in St. David” by Virgil Judd, son of long‐time Cochise County Sheriff Jimmy Judd
SATURDAY, JULY 21
- 9:00 AM Traditional Pioneer Day Parade, N. Miller Lane
- 10:00 AM Games on school grounds
- 11:00‐1:00 PM Traditional BBQ Beef Dinner, K‐Hall, $5/$4 under 12; $1 per plate discounts for Heritage members
- 1:00‐5:00 PM Family & Alumni gatherings are encouraged
- 5:00‐9:00 PM EVENING EVENTS—Donations Appreciated
- Food and Craft Vendors, Gym hallway and outside to football field
- 6:00‐6:45 PM San Pedro Valley Community Choir, High School Gym; Folk and Patriotic favorites; Recognition of our older residents and alumni
- 7:30‐8:00 PM Marshall Bo’s “Gunslingers of the West” performance on football field
- Visit and Picnic on high school football field; bring your blankets and chairs
- Live Music and Dancing
- Old Fashioned Cake Walk
- Auction, Prizes, and More!
- 9:00 PM GRAND FINALE FIREWORKS!
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1880s Historic Military Ball
Experience an Indian Wars Military Ball!
Take in the sights and sounds of an Indian Wars Military Ball. Line up for the Grand March; swing your partner during the Virginia Reel. Dance to authentic music of the 1860’s – 1880’s. Enjoy period refreshments. Dance instruction will take place prior to each “new” dance. Proceeds benefit St. David Schools’ historic school project.
Saturday, Mar. 3, 2012
Kartchner Hall, St. David School
Hwy 80, St. David, Arizona
* Dance 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
* Grand March at 7:00 p.m.
* Live Music: 4th Cavalry Regimental Band
* Dance caller/instructor – Cel Potter
* $5 per person, includes cookies & lemonade
* Sarsaparilla $2, or 2 for $3
* Free sarsaparilla for SDHCAS members
In honor of Arizona’s Centennial, the 4th Cavalry Regimental Band of Ft. Lowell, Arizona Territory, will provide our music.
* Firearms, sabers, spurs and any form of tobacco were
not permitted at Military Balls. Props provided for
* Photographer Available: Mike McNeill, M&N Ranch
* For information: Call Sue 520-720-4407
Sponsored by St. David Heritage & Cultural Arts Society, St.David Schools, and
Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives/AEPCO
Proceeds provide matching funds for grants to upgrade St. David Schools’
Historic 1938 Elementary School Auditorium and Classroom Building.
New & Old Traditions – Homecoming 2011
St. David High School’s Homecoming, just around the corner on Friday, Oct. 7, will feature both old and new traditions. Come join the fun!
With a generous donation from Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc., the football stadium has been beautifully renovated, and will be formally named “Apache Nitrogen Stadium “ that evening at 6:45 before the football game. New sprinklers prohibit the traditional on-field halftime parade, so come enjoy a new tradition: a parade through campus at 11:15 a.m.
Alumni have organized a Homecoming Fall Boutique, 2:00-6:30 p.m. outside of KHall; come shop!
Volleyball and Football games continue to be a Homecoming tradition. Volleyball games are at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 vs. Academy of Tucson. Football starts at 7:00 vs. Hayden High School, and the Homecoming King and Queen will be presented at halftime.
FCCLA concessions will be open from 3:30 throughout the games, with lots of yummy choices.
This year’s Homecoming theme: “Be True to Your School.” Go Tigers!
SDHCAS Annual Meeting
Thanks to the wonderful entertainment provided by the Benson Barbershoppers, the delicious ice cream sundaes, and the attendance of many supporters and friends, our annual meeting on January 13 was a big success.
The Benson Barbershoppers, under the direction of Hilbert Bernal, presented a fun and varied program of classics, western songs, and patriotic tunes. The Heritage Society appreciates the long-standing support of this fine group.
Numerous door prizes and member prizes were awarded to those in attendance. During the business meeting, board members reported on various projects of the Society, including the Church Histories project, the 1938 Elementary School Rehabilitation project, the organizing of local histories and photos, ideas for future lectures and cultural events, and the status of the St. David Fort project.
Board members Randy Crum and Janice Robinson were moved to advisory status, and thanked for their valuable efforts. Sherrie Caldwell was elected as a new member of the Heritage board. The following were appointed to remain as board members: President Ron Higginbotham, Vice-President Marjorie Dixon, Secretary Judith Witbeck, and Treasurer Sue Kartchner, as well as board members Charles and Marjorie Cook, Frances Goodman, Denise Bluth, Judy DeLaCruz, and Joan Dudley.
Many other good folks contribute to the success of SDHCAS, and all ideas and help are welcome. Board meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at the St. David School conference room at 4:00 p.m. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information, or if you have suggestions for us.
Imagine Cochise County of the 1880s…
In the 1880s, St. David was a few years old, Benson and the railroads were brand new, Tombstone boomed and busted, and Fort Huachuca was newly-built as an outpost in the last of the Indian Wars of the nineteenth century.
A military ball of that era was a grand event, and you can join in the experience on Saturday, March 5, at the 1880s Historic Military Ball. See details to the right.
This year’s ball is co-sponsored by Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives/AEPCO, and we are thankful for their generous donation in support of the rehabilitation of St. David’s Historic Elementary School.
Check out the list of costume partners on the next page. See you there!