Saturday, March 24, 2018

Membership Open House at 'Skyfire'

Vern and Cille Swaback with event organizers Susan Dale and Pam den Draak
Linda and John Fritsch
This sold out evening at the home of Vern and Cille Swaback in north Scottsdale was magical. With black clouds billowing in the sky, the scent of rain and very chilly winds, it looked doubtful during the afternoon set up. But by 5:00 pm, the sun shone through, bathing 'Skyfire' in a glowing light. Food was served from recipes in the recently published Tastes and Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Thanks to organizers Susan Dale and Pam den Draak for creating a lovely event with beautiful view and fabulous home, a chance to socialize, enjoy the presentation from renowned architect Vern Swaback with Vern signing his new book "Designing for the Life of Community
at a Time of Great Change" and have several new people join the Historical League. We are also thrilled to have Vern Swaback as an honoree in the 2019 Historymakers Gala and Recognition Program. The Gala will be held February 23, 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore.
Susie Brinegar

Mary, Karen, Renee and Mary
Cille Swaback, Barbara Davis

Bonnie Newhoff, Cindy Tidwell-Shelton, Leslie Christiansen

Tom Lorig, George Filippi, Dean Hebert