NEXT UP! Prescott Corral Dinner Meeting
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Prescott Centennial Center
1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott
5:15 pm — Doors open for social hour
6:00 pm — Business Meeting
6:15 pm — Dinner
6:50 pm — Speaker Presentation
Mixed Green Salad with choice of dressing
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Wild Rice Pilaf
Chef’s Seasonal Vegetables
Chef’s Choice for Dessert
Prescott Corral’s own John Krizek will share the history and connections of “Buckey O’Neill, the Rough Riders, the Spanish-American War, and the Bronze Sculpture on the Plaza” in words and pictures. Former Prescott mayor and deputy sheriff Buckey O’Neill led a robust life. He stepped down as town mayor to join the newly formed Rough Riders and was tragically killed during the Spanish-American War (1898) in Cuba. Many say the iconic bronze sculpture of a Roughrider in front of the Yavapai County Courthouse is a Borglum creation to honor O’Neill.
It’s a New Year. Welcome to 2022. You’re reading this printed document in early January advising you about what you can expect for February. In reality, we’re sill recovering from holiday revelry and merriment, trying to live with new year’s resolutions, and continuing to cope with the effects of the pandemic. Please accept this “Message from the Sheriff” as an example of anticipated February reality, while we’re living in January and relishing December.
We’ve been vexed with living the Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared!” Our monthly expectations remains to have a sumptuous meal followed by a lively presentation — but we have to be prepared for the unexpected. Plans change. Things happen. We need tor remain “semper Gumby” — always flexible. By way of example, we had planned for Mick Woodcock to share his “First Christmas in Prescott” program at the December ’21 Corral dinner meeting. The afternoon of the dinner he advised feeling under-the-weather and advised he’d be unable to attend due to health issues.
Fortunately, Fred Veil was available to share his “Discovering Arizona” presentation — a tour de force multimedia powerpoint — that he had ready to go. Our most sincere thanks to Fred and Bev Reiman for being available and for stepping up to make this fabulous presentation.
Reminders for Members
Last Month's Program
Doug Hocking, author and Sheriff of the Cochise County Corral of Westerners, regaled the audience with a rip-roarin’ roundup of cowboys extraordinaire, Grant Wheeler and Joe George. This duo of early 1900s cowboys did just that — they cowboyed, they rodeo’d, and they robbed trains in Cochise County. Thank you, Doug and Debbie, for joining the Prescott Corral for the evening and sharing this segment of Doug’s in-process new book.