- Your Voice
In this frenetic world, people rush around each day, trying to take care of a long list of challenges. They create agendas for themselves, co-workers, friends – and sometimes a son or daughter.
More than 50 years ago, a group of Marana ladies, most of them wives of farm owners, began gathering regularly for socializing, and for service.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Volunteer Judith Schwartz, center, and manager Imelda Pines, right, helped customers during the June 24 grand opening at the Cotton Blossom Thrift Store in Marana.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, The ribbon was cut Wednesday at the Cotton Blossom Thrift Store, the Marana Health Center's fund-raising venture in northwest Marana. Among those in the picture are historian and former Mayor Ora Mae Harn, far left, members of the MHC board of directors and Cotton Blossom volunteers. Councilwoman Carol McGorray and Mayor Ed Honea hold the ribbon. Store manager Imelda Pines is at center. MHC executive Clarence Vatne is second from right.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Imelda Pines, middle, and Ora Mae Harn talk with a visitor at the Cotton Blossom Thrift Store ribbon cutting.
Grand opening of the Cotton Blossom Thrift Store, 11851 / Suite 105 West Marana Road, is set for Wednesday, June 24, beginning at 10 a.m.
The new Cotton Blossom Thrift Store now is open for business at 11851-D Marana Road.
The new Cotton Blossom Thrift Store, a fund-raising endeavor of Marana Health Center, started its pre-grand opening sale Saturday at Marana Founders’ Day festivities in Ora Mae Harn Park.
February 8, 2006 - The late Rev. Charles Madinger's reasons for assuming pastoral leadership of the Marana Community Christian Church were almost prophetic - telling the story his church would face even beyond his own time.
June 22, 2005 - Ducked under the shade of a blossoming peach tree, Marana Mayor Ed Honea stops to pluck a low-hanging fruit as he passes around the side of the recently refurbished Heritage House.