Friends of the Posse Grounds

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ON the drawing boards is the design for a small park with a small-town feeling for local families and friends.

Welcoming that challenge, one of the Steering Committee organizers, Madeleine O’Callaghan, predicts, “It will be exciting to be working with the community to honor Barbara and bring back to life this special site. It will truly be a jewel that each and every one of us can enjoy which was always Barbara’s vision.”

Members of the new citizen group have drafted a marketing plan, begun to recruit volunteers and have met with neighbors of the proposed new park to assure them that it will only be a day-use facility. Says former Sedona Arts and Culture Commission Chair James Bishop Jr. who is also one of the organizers of Friends of the Posse Grounds Committee, “Sedona has a history of building its own — Sedona Recycles, SAC, the Sedona Library and the Humane Society. Our community’s base of gifting and volunteerism has been historically strong. It is truly who Sedona is.”

Sums up Marian Herrman, the doyenne of Sedona’s and Arizona’s cultural scene since the early 1980s, and another member of the new steering committee: “This proposed park is the best possible use of a magnificent piece of Sedona, an absolute natural to memorialize one of the most spirited and caring arts activists that our city has ever known.”

Plans are in the works by the new group to create a separate process to accept tax deductible contributions. In the meantime, pledges as well as volunteer help are welcome.

For further information, contact Marie Brown at 282-3113.

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