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April/May 2011 - Wally Campbell, Councilmember

Goodyear?s State Centennial Committee has spent two years planning a project to honor our city and our history ? a train park for the historic Litchfield Train Depot, which will one day be moved near 157th Avenue and Estrella Parkway. One of Arizona?s official ?legacy? projects, the depot was the final stop for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. executives from Ohio who came to enjoy Arizona?s sunshine and Paul Litchfield?s legendary hospitality in what is now the Wigwam Resort. The aging building escaped demolition when the City moved it from its location near Litchfield Road and MC85 to a temporary storage spot.

Renovating the depot will cost nearly $400,000, and the Centennial Committee invites everyone to have a hand in preserving this special bit of state history. We?ve teamed up with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to hold fundraising events, including the AAHC Classic Car Show & Centennial BBQ from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 on the front lawn of Goodyear Ballpark.

Councilmember Wally Campbell
Wally Campbell

A king-size quilt, created and donated by Estrella Mountain Quilters of PebbleCreek and valued at nearly $800, will be raffled off on Arizona?s Centennial, February 14, 2012. $10 BBQ tickets and quilt raffle tickets at $5 each or six for $25, are for sale at City Hall, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Goodyear Parks and Recreation Office at 3075 N. Litchfield Road.

Join us in making this State Centennial project a success for the state and Goodyear! (See page 5.)

Wally Campbell



Last Updated: 4/7/2011


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