Military convoy, other news, were Ajo CofC topics at WPCCC

By Ajo Copper News staff

Ajo Copper News of Ajo, Arizona

Ajo District Chamber of Commerce director Bety Allen talked about changes at the CofC and upcoming events for Ajo during the recent meeting of the Western Pima County Community Council.

Allen reiterated that Cliff Hunter resigned last month as the CofC's president of the board of directors. The CofC board has appointed Freeman Fry as acting president. Don Olsen will take over as vice president and Kelly Moore has returned as a board member. An election for new board members will be held the first of the year.

The 95th anniversary convoy of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association will find its way into Ajo on October 14. As many as 120 historic military vehicles are planning to travel from Washington DC to San Diego, retracing the original 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy Route. A static display of vehicles will be set up around the Plaza and behind the depot, according to Allen. The lunch stop in Ajo is being organized by the local American Legion (not the VFW, as previously stated) and the CofC.

"Everyone is invited to come and see the vehicles, take photos, and speak with the vehicle owners," said Allen. "There will be military music performed by the Ajo High School Band, and food and other vendors."

Allen also talked about a scoping meeting for commercial opportunities at Organ Pipe monument, which took place two weeks ago.

Allen has resigned from the CofC to pursue a career in banking. The group is looking for a new director and Allen has promised to help ease the transitition.

The CofC may be reached for more information at 387-7742.

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