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The mission of the Cornville Historical Society is to gather, preserve and share information about the history of the Cornville-Page Springs area from the time of pioneer settlement in the 1870's to the present. The Society does research, keeps records, collects historical items, and sponsors educational activities relating to rural life in the historic Lower Oak Creek area.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
1. GATHER: Collect Historical Information
2. PRESERVE: Store Collections Safely
3. SHARE: Inform Community & Be Visible
4. GAIN COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Strengthen Organization
"Once Upon a Creek" to be featured at Cornville Community Meeting July 11
The quarterly community meeting of the Cornville Community Association (CCA) will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 7 PM in the gym at Oak Creek School, at 11490 E. Purple Sage Drive in Cornville.
The CCA will be celebrating
Cornville’s 138th birthday. Cornville was born on July 9, 1885, when the Post Office was established. On behalf of the Cornville Historical Society, Judy Miller will present
"Once Upon a Creek in Cornville" describing the founding and activities of the Cornville Historical Society and tracing the history of settlement in Page Springs, where the area's first settlers came,
including Henry Mortimer Cone, who proposed a post office named "Coneville". Miller is a founding member and past president of the Cornville Historical Society. Information about Cornville’s
history will be available; and refreshments will be served.
Following the presentation, Yavapai County Supervisor James Gregory will provide updates on activities affecting Cornville and be available to answer questions.
Finally, this meeting will include the return of 50/50 raffles, with the goal of raising funds for a new projector for presentations at meetings. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5 and available throughout the meeting. At the end of the meeting, a winning ticket will be drawn; and the owner will split the pot with the CCA. Everyone is welcome.
Please come! Celebrate Cornville’s birthday!
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NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADOPTS A TEAM APPROACH
After the March 16, 2023 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers, the new Board members met to determine leadership responsibilities.
Those who were re-elected are Cheryl Chamberlain and Cindy Snyder, who will continue to serve as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Continuing members Sharon, Morehouse, Patricia Nomm, Nita Rinehart, Diana Stipek and Karen Wilkens, along with new Board members Cindy Traverso and Muffy Vallely, agreed to take turns chairing meetings and events as needed during the coming year.
The team approach will take effect when the Board resumes monthly meetings, which are held from October through April.
OLD POST OFFICE UPDATE
Former Cornville Postmaster Patrick Shamrell has agreed to lead a Post Office Committee, that reports to the Board of Directors. Dan Derrick and Bob Snyder will assist Patrick.
Recently, items that have been stored in the Old Post Office have been moved to a storage unit at Mountain Vu Storage. Interior carpentry is complete, but painting and upkeep are ongoing needs. If you would like to volunteer a few hours to help, contact Patrick Shamrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKS to everyone for your community support!
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