On February 26, 1919 Grand Canyon National Park was designated as a national park. To celebrate the 98th birthday of that special event, the National Park Service is hosting a community luau from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Big E’s Steakhouse and Saloon.
According to Grand Canyon News
The event is free and community members from Grand Canyon, Valle and Tusayan are invited to attend. Free transportation is available for park residents at Albright Training Center — shuttles depart at 4 and 5 p.m. and return at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
According to Vanessa Ceja-Cervantes, who is helping coordinate the event for NPS, guests can listen to live music, visit with community organizations to learn about available services and enter raffles for prizes. There will be games and a crafting table for children. Light refreshments will be provided by Big E’s with funding from the Town of Tusayan — there will be chips and queso, grilled jalapeno poppers, calamari and spinach artichoke dip.
Representatives from the rec center, Pink Jeep Tours, Grand Canyon Historical Society, Grand Canyon Community Library, Head Start, Xanterra/Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor Bureau, Williams Vet Clinic, APS and NPS will be on hand to discuss what services they can provide to the community and answer questions.
Raffle prizes include McDonald’s gift cards, barbeque grills, Pink Jeep tours and vouchers for Arizona Diamondbacks tickets.
- Originally Published: February 21, 2017 12:07 p.m.
Grand Canyon, Ariz. –
The Grand Canyon is 277 river miles long, averages 10 miles across, and its walls rise almost a mile above the Colorado River. Designated a national park on February 26, 1919, Grand Canyon National Park is now a World Heritage Site, as well. Visitation to the park in 1919 was just under 38,000 and in 2012 was almost 4.5 million. Grand Canyon National Park is one of 22 national park units in the state of Arizona which collectively contribute over $700 million in economic benefits to the state.
To learn more cool facts about the Grand Canyon and its colorful history, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/grca and www.nps.gov/grca/historyculture/index.htm, or the Library of Congress web site at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/feb26.html. To learn more about all of the national parks in Arizona, please visit http://www.nps.gov/state/az/index.htm?program=all.
For more information on property located in Williams Arizona contact Northern Arizona Pros or search here.