It’s a new year, and the Lower Verde Valley Hall of Fame is ready to induct a new class of outstanding individuals from the region. The festive fete to honor these men and women has been set for Wednesday, March 29, at the Rio Verde Country Club.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will include Fountain Hills residents Tom Aiello, Carol Carroll, Mark Dalton, Jim Dickey, Tait Elkie, Phil Yin, and Margaret Ziefert.
Diane Newcomb of Tonto Verde will be inducted as well, and the individual from Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has yet to be announced.
Since 2004, the Hall of Fame has recognized individuals, living or deceased, whose history of involvement has contributed in some positive way to the betterment of communities within the lower Verde Valley. Consideration for selection was based on an individual’s contributions in one or more of the following categories – arts and culture, business and professional, community service, education, governmental activities, and religious and spiritual activities.
There are more than 150 individuals in the Lower Verde Valley Hall of Fame. Banquet tickets are on sale now. Seating is limited to 200 people.
The committee is under the auspices of the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum and Exploration Center, and the event will serve as a museum fundraiser.
Banquet Tickets: https://www.riveroftime.center/calendar_event/lower-verde-valley-hall-of-fame-dinner/
Hall of Fame Information: www.lowerverdevalleyhalloffame.org