Clifton Town Manager Ian McGaughey addresses mixer attendees with Greenlee County Historical Society Board President Tammy McWhinney (right).

CLIFTON — The Greenlee County Chamber of Commerce went back to the county’s roots at last month’s mixer.

Held in the Greenlee County Historical Museum, the site had recently been rearranged for more space and better flow, and guests took advantage of the extra room to visit and examine the building's many exhibits.

Clifton Town Manager Ian McGaughey greeted the crowd and recognized several guests in attendance, in particular Larry Catten, the economic development planner from the Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization, for attending mixers in spite of coming all the way from Bisbee.

The evening was then turned over to the hosts of the evening, including museum board President Tammy McWhinney, and board of directors members Linda Fout and Jo Lunt, who told the stories of early Greenlee County, the men and myths, and the women who moved here and made it the place it is today.

There was also discussion of opening the museum’s second floor to more exhibits. Currently, it acts as storage for the museum, but there is interest in seeing it put to use.

McGaughey closed off the evening with raffles of prizes generously donated by chamber members. Prizes this month included children's books, pet services and fresh baskets of tomatoes from Steve Ahmann and the Community Garden.

More information about future Chamber of Commerce events can be found online at the chamber’s Facebook page, or the chamber can be contacted by phone at 928-865-4762.

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