<br />Vol. 3, Issue I Gwen Dew Buchanan, Editor November 1963
<br />Hear Ye All The
<br />YOU ARE INVITED!
<br />"Members of the Town Council of the Town of Paradise
<br />Valley wish to extend an invitation to every resident to
<br />attend the dedication of our new Town Hall on Sunday,
<br />November 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
<br />"We are proud to have such fine new headquarters, as
<br />this indicates another step forward in the growth of our
<br />town. We are especially grateful to those in the past who
<br />have given us space for our Town Hall, namely Mrs.
<br />Helen E. Marston, Town Clerk, and John Bonnell, former
<br />head of the Planning and Zoning Board.
<br />"We are holding open house so that you can meet your
<br />town officials, as well as inspect our new home.
<br />"At 4 o'clock there will be a flag raising ceremony
<br />under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Carroll
<br />Jack Marston, U. S. N ., and we will dedicate the new Town
<br />Hall to the service of the residents of the Town of Paradise
<br />/a.ck B. .Aun/.?1,e,U Mayor
<br />*** WE REACH MATURITY
<br />From the time the Paradise Valley Improvement Assoc-
<br />iation started its work years ago, on through the attempts
<br />to get the necessary legal appro val, to its establishment
<br />as an incorporated town on May 24, 196 1, there has been
<br />an orderly and planned expansion.
<br />No step has been taken without careful consideration
<br />of cost. No community should live beyond its means,
<br />and that our town has not done. But it's a wonderful thing
<br />to know we have now attained the status of maturity with
<br />our own Town Hall.
<br />THE TOWN HALL
<br />Standing on a large plot of land, our new Town Hall
<br />has had an interesting history, for it was in this building
<br />that both the Valley Presbyterian Church and Saint Bar-
<br />nabas Episcopal Church met at their inception. Mrs.
<br />Dwight D. Eisenhower, then wife of the president of the
<br />United States, attended the Presbyterian services here.
<br />For a while it was an art gallery, and Lew and Mathilde
<br />Davis had an art school in it.
<br />The building fits the desert background very well, and
<br />in appearance it adapts itself admirably for the purpose
<br />of a Town Hall. It is adobe a nd is painted in the early
<br />territorial Arizona pink. Inside there are offices, a meet-
<br />ing hall, storage space -and room to grow.
<br />Located between Lincoln and MacDonald at 6325 N.
<br />Invergordon, it is centrally located. And the phone
<br />number is 947-4379. It is indeed a fine place for the Town
<br />Hall of Paradise Valley.
<br />People Of Paradise!
<br />2 l/2 ANNIVERSARY
<br />Our 21/2 birthday seems a fine time to introduce res-
<br />idents of our valley to the hardworking Council members
<br />and department heads.
<br />So on November 24th you are invited to meet Mayor
<br />Jack B. Huntress; Mrs. Helen Marston, Town Clerk; Coun-
<br />cil members, George W. Andrews, Leonard Deehan, Sam-
<br />uel E. Hoover, E. Robert Tribken, John F. Jennings and
<br />Walter Ong; Hugh Milligan, chairman of the Planning
<br />and Zoning Commission; Alexander Raisin, chairman of
<br />the Adjustment Board; Juni Hart, Town Inspector; Peter J.
<br />Wegner, Road Commissioner; Lester C. Naumann, Town
<br />The wives of these men who have spent so much time
<br />on our town's business and development will also be
<br />guests of honor.
<br />The committee in charge of arrangements will be Mrs.
<br />Leonard Deehan, chairman; Mrs. John F. Jennings, Mrs.
<br />Samuel Hoover, Mrs. Helen E. Marston, and Mrs. Gwen
<br />Dew Buchanan.
<br />FLAG RAISING
<br />It will be an important moment in the life of the Town
<br />of Paradise Valley when the official raising of the Amer-
<br />ican and Arizona flags takes place at 4:00 o'clock, under
<br />the direction of Lt. Commander Carroll Jack Marston,
<br />U. S. N., who is Production and Planning Officer at Litch-
<br />field Naval Air Facilities. There will be an honor guard
<br />and a short ceremony of dedication.
<br />Peter J. Wegner donated the flag pole and had it erect-
<br />ed. Mrs. Juni Hart, wife of the Town Inspector, gave the
<br />American flag, which had been presented to her by the
<br />government in memory of her son.
<br />A gracious gift of Arizona flags for the council meeting
<br />room and for the flag pole was made by Mrs. James Han-
<br />ley and her sister, Miss He len Zimmerman, Valley resi-
<br />We hope you will be present a t this dedication cere-
<br />mony, for this is Your Town Hall and Your Town!
<br />DON'T FORGET
<br />It would be impossible to list all of the dedicated people
<br />who helped conceive our town, beginning when it was
<br />but the dream of a few who wanted to protect this area
<br />and keep it a true Paradise.
<br />No one person is responsible for the town as it now ex-
<br />ists, but there are some who have given dedicated service
<br />throughout the years. "Our town's saint," is what Mayor
<br />Huntress calls Mrs. Helen E. Marston. Over a period of
<br />years she worked for incorporation, helped get the peti-
<br />tions signed. Then she turne d over her home to use as
<br />the Town Hall for two years, and has served as Town Clerk
<br />for 2 % years. And all this without a penny of remunera-
<br />tion for her property and the utilities, or for the time she
<br />has put in six days a week for 30 months I