Events

April 12, 2012

Tombstone hosts Rose Festival this weekend

Tags:
Scout Reports
Photos courtesy of Penny Germain
The 62nd Army Band plays music while marching down Allen Street during the 2011 Tombstone Rose Festival. B Troop, 4h Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is another Fort Huachuca organization that participates in the parade.

Spring is here and celebrating the 127th blooming of the Tombstone Rose Tree with a parade and festival is one way to welcome the season. Tombstone will host its 2012 Tombstone Rose Festival Friday – Sunday to show off the “softer side of Tombstone history.”

Tombstone’s Lady Banksia rose bush arrived from Scotland in 1885 as a gift for a homesick bride. The cutting grew into the world’s largest rose bush now covering 9,000 square feet with its foliage and producing millions of blossoms.

The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, with the Tombstone Vigilettes crowning the Rose Queen and her court under the rose tree. The public is invited.

Saturday activities include: a pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. in the Tombstone Community Church at 2nd and Allen Streets; music with Mariachi Apache from Nogales, 10:30 a.m. at the Allen Street Stage between 5th and 4th Streets; old fashioned lunch-box auction, 11:30 a.m. at the Allen Street Stage between 5th and 4th Streets; parade with Fort Huachuca’s 62nd Army Band and B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) at 1 p.m. along Allen Street; and folkloric dancers from Douglas, 3 p.m. at the Allen Street Stage.

The Tombstone Restoration Commission will host a round-table discussion with descendants of Tombstone pioneer families at 4:30 p.m. in the Tombstone Community Church at 2nd and Allen Streets.

New this year will be a student “Art in the Park” presented by Cochise County students, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 24, in partnership with the Tombstone High School Future Business Leaders of America. It begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the City Park, 3rd Street and Allen.

People and pets can join the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter Pet Parade at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. For information or registration, call the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter, 1.520.457.2545 or go to http://bit.ly/2012pp.

There is never an admission fee to visit historic Tombstone. For more information about the festival, call the Rose Tree Museum, 1.520.457.3326, email Rose_Festival@msn.com or go to www.tombstoneweb.com.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Jolene Cooper, MVC

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a ...
 
 

Presidential Proclamation — National Native American Heritage Month, 2014

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Every year, our Nation pauses to reflect on the profound ways the First Americans have shaped our country’s character and culture. The first stewards of our environment, early voices for the values that define our Nation, and models...
 
 

Garrison commander conducts Ebola Awareness Town Halls

The Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison commander conducted two Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Awareness Town Halls Nov. 13 at Murr Community Center to ensure all Installation Management Command (IMCOM) personnel are knowledgeable about the disease, its origins and spread. Col. Thomas A. Boone addressed attendees about the mandatory IMCOM Ebola training requirement, and said the...
 

 

IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released “IMCOM 2025 and Beyond,” a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general’s vision for the organization. This plan provides a roadmap for IMCOM’s future and serves as a change management document that focuses the command’s collective efforts, prioritizes resources and continues the exchange of informatio...
 
 

Recycle cooking oil, grease after Thanksgiving Day

After you’re done with the turkey and stuffing next week, take cooking oil and grease to be recycled at one of the two City of Sierra Vista year-round grease collection sites, free of charge. In previous years, Sierra Vista has set up a special grease collection site on the day after Thanksgiving. “This year, we’re...
 
 
Gary Sheftick

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Ac...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin