Wed, June 26

Letter: Thank you, Cornville


The Cornville Historical Society extends appreciation to everyone who supported the 10th Annual Holiday Fundraiser at Indian Creek Ranch on Dec. 13.

The event included a research presentation by Janet Cassagio about the Loy Family and Indian Creek Ranch. Janet traced several generations of the family since Samuel and Jane Loy arrived in Cornville in 1876.

She described changes of ownership since the first homesteads, highlighted historic structures that remain today, and explained the family relationship to the current Indian Creek Ranch on Loy Road.

Society members assembled 23 baskets for the popular gift basket raffle, filling them with merchandise, art, wine and gift certificates.

Net proceeds from the event brought in about $1,000 to support Historical Society activities, including research, publications and restoration of the original Cornville Post Office & Store on Cornville Road.

Sincere appreciation is extended to Earl Weatherwax and Ranch Managers Jason and Jamie Dumas for their hospitality.

Seating was limited and tickets sold out quickly; but for those who attended, the event provided a rare opportunity to visit the ranch, enjoy refreshments and learn about local history in the beautiful opera house. Among the guests was Yavapai County Supervisor Tom Thurman.

The local businesses and individuals who donated items, wine, and gift certificates were: Blazin' M Ranch, Canyon Mesa Golf Club, Cornville Mercantile, Harry's Hideaway, Haunted Group, Javelina Leap Vineyards & Winery, Manzanita Inn, Oak Creek Winery, Page Springs Cellars & Vineyards, Salon West, Verde Canyon Railway, Windmill Gardens, and the Society's Board of Directors and members.

THANK YOU to all who helped make the event a success.

Diana Stipek

Acting President, Cornville Historical Society