Spend a little time enjoying what makes America great, and celebrate your rights. Join people nationwide who will break bread with their neighbors, and as a group read the Bill of Rights, on the day it was ratified in 1791.
This year we have the distinct honor of holding the Phoenix event at one of the most spectacular sites in the state -- the exquisite Wrigley Mansion.
We will read the original Bill of Rights out loud from a parchment copy, and then jointly discuss its health in town-hall style. Is it working? Are our rights intact? What are the threats to the precious rights we hold dear? What are the prospects for the future?
This is the sixth year in a row that Arizonans have gathered to recognize and honor one of the most important documents ever created. Join us.
You will remember this experience for a long time to come.
The Wrigley Mansion is honored and delighted to provide the use of its Garden Terrace Room for this special event.
"Resort casual" or business attire (no jeans or shorts please)
Doors open, mix and mingle
Self-guided tours of the Mansion (built from 1929 to 1931),
may be available depending on their schedule.
Cash bar, and an enticing spread of light appetizers
Call to order
Welcome and speechifying
Remarks by "Patrick Henry" (portrayed by Dr. Lance Hurley)
Solemn reading of the Bill of Rights, from a parchment copy
Roundtable discussion of its health, and prospects for the future
Time to network and chat, bar remains open
By special arrangement, attendance is only $15, payable at the door.
Students with ID $10.
If you've never been to Wrigley Mansion,
don't miss this chance. It is amazing.
This is a golden opportunity to visit a magnificent Phoenix landmark,
while celebrating a tradition that changed planet Earth.
From 24th St., head E. on Arizona Biltmore Circle (which is 1/2 mi. S. of Lincoln Dr. or just over 1 mi. N. of Camelback Rd.); Take the second right turn into the National Bank of Arizona parking lot. Continue past the bank and over the white canal bridge.
Parking choices -- Once you're over the small bridge: 1 - turn right to the free lower lot OR; 2 - turn left, then right into the free middle lot OR; 3 - turn left then make the second right and drive up to the Mansion.
The Garden Terrace Room is halfway up the hill, look for the red tile reception area on your left. Valet parking is there for $5. For a spectacular view, drive to the top cul-de-sac, and then head back down to the Valet or lots. Note -- You may find it a bit bewildering, as most hilltop mansions are, have faith, you'll arrive. http://tinyurl.com/49jalk
Are you already occupied or too far away to join us? Hold your own event! Gather with friends on Mon., Dec. 15, morning noon or night, and read the Bill of Rights -- aloud. It's a magical moment, as the words sing out. Take time in your busy schedule to enjoy this reflective pause, and recount the tremendous values these freedoms have brought to you, your family and the world. Honor your American heritage, help set an example for the planet. "All of the Bill of Rights for all of the people."