Friday, February 22, 2008

Event to benefit Wickenburg Historical Society

[Source: Wickenburg Sun] -- The Wickenburg Historical Preservation Society will next month host a book signing and historical presentation by Betty E. Hammer Joy at the Coffinger Park Recreation Building. The event will benefit the Society and will take place Saturday, March 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The cost to attend the lecture and catered buffet supper is $22 per person and books will be available to purchase for $18. Joy is the granddaughter of the late Angela Hutchinson Hammer, editor of the Wickenburg Miner in 1905. Joy wrote a book based upon her grandmother’s memoirs entitled “Angela Hutchinson Hammer, Arizona’s Pioneer Newspaperwoman.” Joy will give a short presentation on Wickenburg history, followed by a dinner catered by Darlene Dowdy. Reservations may be made by calling Cindy Thrasher at 684-1529 or by calling Linda Woley at 684-2251. Checks made for reservations or other donations can be sent to P.O. Box 1341, Wickenburg, AZ 85358.