This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Town of Chino Valley’s incorporation.
- An all-day event, to have included the annual Territorial Days Parade, live music and carnival attractions was postponed
- A ceremonial Time Capsule Burial was held Saturday, September 5, which took place at the Time Capsule site
- The 50th Anniversary celebration will take place belatedly in 2021
- The Time Capsule contains various items to reflect the history of Chino Valley and town life during this Golden Jubilee year
- The capsule will be unearthed in 2070 as part of the Town’s 100th Anniversary
Congratulations to the Town of Chino Valley on their 50 year anniversary!
Jeff Frohock, of the Chino Valley Repertory Theater, portraying Mark Twain
as emcee of the 50th anniversary Time Capsule Burial Ceremony held on Sat Sept 5, 2020 at Memory Park.
CHINO VALLEY, AZ- The Town of Chino Valley celebrates the 50th Anniversary of incorporation this week, September 5, 2020. The scheduled all-day event, that was to include the annual Territorial Days Parade, live music, and carnival attractions has been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus concerns and Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order prohibiting large gatherings.
The 50th Anniversary Committee did however host a ceremonial Time Capsule Burial on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for a select few invited guests at the Chino Valley Public Library located at 1020 Palomino Road.
Council Member Mike Best speaks to a small group of invited guests at the
50th anniversary Time Capsule Burial Ceremony held on Sat Sept 5, 2020 at Memory Park.
The ceremony took place at the Time Capsule site, located at the south end of the library adjacent to the new Memory Park Playground.
The Time Capsule contains various items to reflect the history of Chino Valley and life in the Town during this Golden Jubilee year. Included among the items were copies of family stories submitted from members of the community, a copy of the 50th Anniversary Year book created by the anniversary committee, a bottle of wine provided by a Granite Creek Vineyards of Chino Valley, a copy of a current local newspaper, and various other items, including a face mask to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly impacted not only the local community but the world in general.
Council Member Mike Best (L) & Vice Mayor Jack Miller (R) unveil the
Town Time Capsule at the 50th anniversary Time Capsule Burial Ceremony held on
Sat Sept 5, 2020 at Memory Park. In attendance were a small group of invited guests.
The capsule is scheduled to be unearthed in 2070, for the Town’s 100th Anniversary.
Kay Lauster (R) of the Chino Valley Historical Society speaks to a small group of invited
guests at the 50th anniversary Time Capsule Burial Ceremony held on Sat Sept 5, 2020 at Memory Park.
Standing with Lauster is Shirley Rees-McGee (L), whose relatives were among the
first settlers in Chino Valley in the 19th century.
Details on the 2021 rescheduled event will be made available as soon as possible, the Committee is scheduled to reconvene its planning and seeking additional volunteers in coming months as circumstances permit.