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 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!

Category:1880's Ball