Eric Vondy from the State Historic Preservation Office presented Casa Grande with the James W. Garrison Heritage award. The Casa Grande Neon Sign Park was acknowledged with this award in June at the “virtual” Arizona Preservation Annual Conference. The sign park was the first place winner out of the ten finalists for preservation projects last year in Arizona. Mayor Craig McFarland accepted the award for Casa Grande.
Also in attendance were Holly Rakoci, Casa Grande Main Street Director, Rina Rien, former Casa Grande Main Street Director, Kara Cooper, Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc., and Marge Jantz representing the Historic Preservation Commission.