Letters to editor logo 1-18-21

Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:

Dick Myers will be missed by many, his family most of all, his friends and those of us who were with him in his quest for the renovation of the old school buildings on Toltec Road. For 16 years Dick spearheaded the renovation project, personally putting in thousands of hours of labor, time and effort. The Santa Cruz Valley Historic Museum was finally able to move into those buildings and enjoyed its grand opening in February 2020.

Other than grants received at the beginning of the project and the city of Eloy at the end, the only source of revenue was from the annual dinner dance. Last year was the first time in 16 years there was no such event. Since it receives no budgeted money from the city, county or state, in order to maintain the buildings, the museum will again host its dinner dance on Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Property Conference Center.

No one was more devoted to his family, to his community, to the local history of the area and to the museum. Yes, Dick Myers will be missed.

Kristin Gramando

Secretary/Treasurer

Santa Cruz Valley Historic Museum

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