Cowboy activities are central to Founders' Day. One activity in 2011 was the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. Above, rider Kenneth Basham, from Goodyear, hits one of the target balloons. Saturday's event will be run by the Marana Heritage Conservancy.
Safe to say, some horses will be on hand for this Saturday's Founders' Day. Karli Surrett checked out Hancock Ten at the 2011 festival.
Marana has its origins in agriculture, and a tractor display was proof of that at a past Founders' Day. Expect more tractors at this Saturday's event.
Western music, anyone? The 2011 event featured well-known musician Bill Ganz performing with his Western Band.
After a one-year hiatus, Marana Founders' Day is back, with a parade and daylong, agriculture-focused carnival atmosphere meant to celebrate the town's heritage and culture.
28 NWS COMM BRIEF-p1 Four town of Marana employees started the program Angels Among Us a few years ago to give back to local families in need. The group provides, food, clothing and presents to families and children. They raise money through donations from other town employees. Here, (l to r…
Harn in the old Marana Health Center. She was instrumental in keeping the clinic going despite obstacles.
Just one year ago, Marana matriarch Ora Mae Harn was pulling
strings and calling in favors to put the final touches on the
town's annual heritage festival.
Ora Mae Harn, left, receives a hug from architect Rick Huch at a reception for Harn and the Marana Heritage Conservancy that she helped found. The reception was June 10 at the Marana Municipal Complex.
Marana literally rolled out the red carpet last week for one of
its most beloved citizens, Ora Mae Harn.
Marana hopes to attract more high-wage, career-oriented jobs
thanks to a Job Creation Incentive Program the Town Council
approved at its May 4 meeting.
Families, unite. Founders' Day in Marana is just around the
corner on March 20, and it has some favorite standbys as well as
new attractions for people of all ages.