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January 4th, 2022 at 8:01 am

Bunker Family Regional Event

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March 19-20, 2022 – Tucson, AZ

Already tired of Winter? If you are, come to the first Bunker Family Association Regional Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, in March.

This will be a fairly casual event. There will not be a formal business meeting and no hotel block. However, we have a couple get togethers planned for us to get to know each other or reacquaint ourselves.

This is the perfect time to visit Tucson with wonderful Southwestern weather. There are many beautiful places to visit. One of my personal favorites is the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum. 

Some of us are staying at the Tucson/Lazydays KOA Resort, 5151 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85706. Reserve at 800-562-8730. There are cabins as well as RV and Tent sites available. LiAnn Pennington, Vice President of BFA, will be staying there from Mar 15 – Mar 25th. You are welcome to stop and say hello if you are travelling thru and won’t be able to come the 19-20th. You are welcome to stay wherever you wish, however. Make reservations early. This is a popular time in Tucson.

March 19, 202210:00 am – Saturday morning

Hike the Red Hills Visitor Center in Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ. The visitor center is open from 9-5. A park entrance fee of $25 per vehicle. 

See https://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisit/fee.htm.

Military and disabled are free. You may use your annual National Parks Pass for entrance, as well. There are two trails leading from the visitor center. One is paved with many benches and is wheelchair accessible. Our family historian Bette Richards, age 84, using a walker, will be leading this hike. The other starts from the same place but involves a set of stairs that lead down into a wash where you walk 650 feet on sand. Bring water bottles. Wear hats. Use sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes. Long pants are best as there are prickly plants around.


About 11:00 am, following the hikes, we will meet at Juan Santa Cruz picnic area in Tucson Mountain Park, 2000 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ. BRING YOUR OWN SACK LUNCH!

Average temperatures for this time of year are nights in the 40s and days in the 70s. It is very dry and might rain but that is not too likely. Be prepared to drink LOTS of water. The picnic area and visitor’s center have restrooms.

March 20, 2022 – 10:00 am – Sunday morning

Anyone who wants to can join us for breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant, 3702. E. Irvington Road, Tucson at 10a.m.

Bette will have her computer with the BFA database with her for anyone who wants to do some research. She will  have the DNA project records with her if anyone has questions.

We will bring the prior BFA books and Bunker Banner for people to look at.

Please let us know you are coming! 

Name/s ____________________________________________________ Number of people __________  

Email ________________________________________________

Telephone contact ____________________________________

Mail or email above information to: lianngrannyp@gmail.com

LiAnn Pennington, 2632 52nd Ave, Greeley, CO 80634

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