Events

Fort Huachuca Holiday Homes tour

December 09, 2017
Chapter: 
Annual chapter visit to the 1880s-era homes, decorated for the holidays, of the senior officers on Fort Huachuca, following lunch at La Casita restaurant in Sierra Vista. The event is a fund-raiser for the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses' Club.
Once again members of the Sonora Chapter (and anyone else who wishes to come along) will visit the historic homes of the senior leaders on Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The families decorate their 1880s-era homes for the holidays and will welcome visitors for a few hours on Saturday, December 9th. The tour raises funds for the Fort's Community Spouses' Club's scholarship program. Members of the Tombstone Vigilantes and Vigilettes, and B Troop, 4th US Cavalry (Memorial) will be there in 1880s costume to add to the festive and historic air. Tucson-area members will meet at Mike Hornisher’s former office building on the northwest corner of Tucson Blvd. and Speedway, with a planned departure time of 10:15 a.m. Mike and Mary will lead you on a merry and scenic chase via State Routes 83 and 82 through Sonoita and Whetstone before reaching Sierra Vista. We’ll gather for lunch at La Casita Restaurant, 456 E. Fry Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. Look for the one-story cream-and-terra cotta building on the north side of Fry. We’ll caravan from La Casita to the parking area a block from the homes. Maps will be available. IMPORTANT: Everyone in each car must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, in order to get on Post. The homes will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. but you’re free to leave at any time. Ticket prices have not been announced yet but typically run about $15 on site or for $12 in advance through PayPal until noon a few days before the event from http://www.fhcsc.com/tour-of-homes.html. Tickets for active duty military personnel are $10. Entry to the Post museum, which is located nearby, is free. The tour will go on snow or shine. Expect temperatures to be at least ten degrees cooler than Tucson’s because the homes are at 5,000 feet elevation, over twice Tucson’s altitude.

Location

Contact: 
Ross Lampert
Cost: 
Active duty military: $10; advance purchase: $12; at the event: $15
Grierson Ave.
AZ, Sierra Vista 85635