Northwest Valley residents can help keep the history of the Sun Cities alive by attending the annual Del Webb Sun Cities Museum gala.
The fundraiser event is scheduled 5 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Palmbrook Country Club, 9350 W. Greenway Road, Sun City. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the program 7-8 p.m. There will also be a cash bar.
The event will feature entertainment by We3, according to Paul Herrmann, museum trustee.
“The group consists of Nicole Pesce, our pianist from last year’s gala, along with vocalist Renee Grant Patrick and violinist Suzanne Lansford,” he stated in an email. “Enjoy nostalgia and more when these three powerful talents come together.”
The Jubilee Gale V will also include a 50/25-25 cash drawing along with door prizes and raffle prizes, according to Mr. Herrmann. The museum board will also make presentations to special award winners.
“Make you reservations today for this sure to be extraordinary museum fundraiser,” Mr. Herrmann stated.
The cost is $50 per person, with museum members receiving a 10% discount.
“We are accommodating additional seating every year, but seating is limited and sells out every year, Mr. Herrmann stated.
Visit delwebbsuncitiesmuseum.org/gala or call the museum at 623-974-2568. The museum hours are 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday.
Sponsorships are also available. Visit delwebbsuncitiesmuseum.org/gala-sponsorships.
This event benefits the only Sun City landmark, Model Home No. 1 and Museum on the National Register of Historical Places. It provides funds to help the museum board meet its operations expenses. Last year the gala raised a record amount of funds that hekped the board get a start on its fundraising to provide additional expenses for the addition to the museum completed October 2019. The majority of the cost for the addition came from a grant provided by the Del Webb Foundation.
The museum, 10801 W. Oakmont Drive, Sun City was originally one of five model homes when Del Webb opened the active adult retirement community Jan. 1, 1960. It was later purchased and used as a home, then converted to the museum in 1985. The building is maintained in the same style as when it was used as a home in the 1960s.