Morenci Chamber seeks members 2.18

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce has started its annual membership drive. Dues will remain at $75.

Membership in the Chamber includes a free business card ad on a color brochure showing a map of the community and listing highlights of the area.

Members also receive a free listing on the Chamber website, along with a free web page on the site.

During the past year, the Chamber was involved in the following activities:

• A golf outing at DeMor Hills, serving as a fund-raiser for the Chamber;

• The Labor Day Silver Creek Bridge Walk, serving as a fund-raiser for an area organization;

• The annual city-wide garage sale day;

• Refreshments at Wakefield Park following the lighted holiday parade.

Chamber members voted to donate funds to a variety of programs, including the Morenci Garden Club’s downtown beautification project; holiday lights and decorations at Wakefield Park; seasonal music played downtown in December;  the Town and Country Festival; and Morenci’s 175th birthday observance.

In addition, more than $1,000 in Morenci Money was given away in 2008 for a variety of projects.

The Chamber meets at noon on the second Thursday of the month. The meeting location varies from month to month at Chamber-member restaurants.

Representatives of any area business are welcome to attend Chamber meetings.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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