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10 — April 2012

Centennial luncheon to focus on Fred Harvey

Judy Kany Since this year is Arizona’s 100th

birthday, the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries is sponsoring a special Centennial Luncheon on Monday, April 23. The focus will be on Fred Harvey, often called the founding

father of the nation’s service

industry. Speaking will be Fred Harvey’s colorful biographer, Stephen Fried, author of the lively

and extremely readable

Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time. The name Fred Harvey was synonymous

with fi ne dining for Santa Fe railway travelers throughout the West from the 1880s until after World War II. Many luminaries including Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes and Harry Truman were great

fans of Fred Harvey

cuisine and service. Here’s a quote from Will Rogers. “Wild buffalo fed the early traveler in the

West and for doing so they put his picture on the nickel. Well, Fred Harvey took up where the buffalo left off. For what he has done for the traveler, one of his waitress’ pictures (with an armload of delicious ham and eggs) should be placed on both sides of every dime. He has kept the West in food— and wives.” Along with the El Tovar Hotel and Bright

Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon, beautiful and historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, is among the most famous of Fred Harvey’s lodges and eating houses. Also appearing on April 23 will be

two Winslow Harvey Girls who provide tours of La Posada while dressed in period costumes. They will bring us a Trunk Show featuring railroad china and Fred Harvey memorabilia. The celebrated Harvey Girls became a major female workforce, became

genuine Americana and inspired a 1946 MGM musical starring Judy Garland. Ticket prices for the April 23 centennial

luncheon are $38 for an individual and $63 for a couple. The ticket prices include a soft cover copy of Stephen Fried’s Fred Harvey biography. The centennial luncheon in the MountainView Ballroom will include two Fred Harvey recipes from his eating houses. Elaine Kienitz and Judy Kany, co-chairs

of the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries Centennial Luncheon, invite you to join them for this inspiring, enlightening, and entertaining event honoring Arizona’s centennial. All proceeds support the three SaddleBrooke libraries.

If you have

questions about the luncheon, please call Elaine at 825-1560 or

Judy at 818-1181. Photo courtesy of Appetite for America.  Why is this man smiling?

Tom Krieg, a Golden Goose volunteer.

Ron Andrea Tom Krieg is smiling because he LOVES

working at the Golden Goose Thrift Shop. A retired sales manager, Tom and Pris

moved to SaddleBrooke fi ve years ago, and they split their time between Minnesota and Arizona. Tom started volunteering at the Goose

four years ago, and he loves it so much that he now spends two and a half days each week at the shop. Starting out on the sales fl oor, Tom now assists customers at


receiving door in the back and also serves on the Goose publicity committee. An added benefi t to volunteering, Tom wears

a pedometer and logs between three and four miles during a four-hour shift! When asked why he donates so much of

his time, Tom quickly replies that he gets far more personal satisfaction from the Goose than the value of the time that he gives. “I look forward to each day at

adds Tom. “I’ve made lots of friends there. I love meeting and greeting people, and I especially love getting hugs from the regular customers!” If you want to spend more of your time

smiling, like Tom, stop in at the Golden Goose. You’ll fi nd great bargains every day, and you might even get a hug! 

the Goose,”


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