The Fountain at 50 Celebration
The mission of the FH Celebration committee is to organize a year-long celebration for the town’s residents and visitors which recognizes the anniversaries of Fountain Hills’ Incorporation (12/5/19) and installation of the Fountain (12/15/20). The celebration will run simultaneously with the town’s established celebrations and include participation by businesses, clubs, and organizations.
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Fountain at 50 Time Capsule
The Fountain at 50 Committee is collecting items to be included in a 50th anniversary time capsule. Residents, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to donate items that are reflective of Fountain Hills’ growth, celebrations, and events over the past five decades. Items can be dropped off at the Community Center, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Not all items may be included, and the committee will make every effort to return unused items. Space in the time capsule is limited, so smaller objects, photos, and similar items are more likely to be included.
The Photography Exhibition and Contest begins in November at the Community Center.
Registration for the Photography Exhibition and Contest, set for Nov. 2 through 19, is now closed. Registration was restricted to Fountain Hills residents. More than 30 photographs have been registered for entry!
There are four categories for entries: Category 1 is for black and white photos of the Fountain; Category 2, color photos of the Fountain; Category 3, color photos of a Fountain Hills special event and the Fountain; Category 4, 18-and-under age group using any of the first three categories. Each photographer was limited to one registered entry.
If you are registered, bring your picture to the Community Center on Monday, November 2 between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Members of the Fountain Hills Photography Club will be there to hang your picture on the wall. See the Fountain at 50 Exhibition Instructions for details on size, framing, and mounting hardware on your picture. A moderate resolution jpeg digital image file (about 750 pixels maximum dimension) of your picture should have been submitted to use in an internet display.
The last day of the Exhibition will be on Wednesday, November 18. On Thursday, November 19 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, please come and take your picture off the wall. A signed release of your photograph will be required.
Each category of entries will be judged by two volunteer professional photographers who are often-contributors to Arizona Highways magazine. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category, and a prize to the Best of Show.
Stay tuned for more information about the exhibition at the Community Center.
About Us and How to Get Involved
Join in the celebration! The Town of Fountain Hills is celebrating two milestones over the next year. The 30th anniversary of incorporation will kick off a year of events, programs, and parties that will culminate with a grand salute to our world-famous Fountain’s 50th anniversary.
A committee of dedicated townspeople is working to make December 2019 to December 2020 a year to remember. Headed by co-chairs Alan and Brent Cruikshank and Rachael Goodwin, the committee includes:
- Sandra Ursini, Project Administrator
- Jay Schlum, Media Resource Chair
- Cherie Koss, History Chair
- John Gibson, Business Chair
- Sharron Grzybowski, Services Organizations Chair
- Stan Ziefert, Education Chair
- Carol Carroll, Tribal Partners and Sister Cities Chair
- Phyliss Kern, Fundraising Chair
- Jenny Willigrod, Arts Chair
Everyone is encouraged to be a part of the celebrations. From private parties at work or home to anniversary celebrations of businesses and clubs, there are many ways to participate. You can send your thoughts, ideas, and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the appropriate chairperson noted above.
Planning an Event for the Celebration?
Please complete the Fountain at 50 Celebration Event Registration form.
Keep checking back here to find out more about the plans for this exciting next chapter.
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