Copper Town Days Oct. 6

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In the short two years that the Copper Town Days event has taken place; the annual reunion is becoming a favorite with current and past residents of San Manuel, Oracle and Mammoth.

For an entire day old friends can reminisce about their days underground, in the pit or in the smelter, and how those very strong bonds that came to be known as ‘The Brotherhood’; served to keep them safe on the job filled with risk and danger.

Current and former resident will undoubtedly search the crowd for a familiar face and when they find one most likely will follow up with a vigorous handshake or even a big bear hug.

The first event was held at the San Manuel High School football field. A decent crowd of a little over 500 attended. The next year the event moved to the area known as the upper arcade which was the heart of San Manuel in the booming copper mining days and this time attendance was nearly 800.

If the trend continues this year’s Copper Town Days reunion event could see 1,000 folks return to San Manuel for a day of fun for all ages, food, free entertainment, a car show, a softball tournament and best of all the reuniting of brothers, friends and families.

An association known as Copper Town Association (CTA) was formed to conduct the planning, implementation and administration of the event. An executive board to oversee the business of the Association was elected and associate memberships from interested residents and other community groups were solicited.

This diverse group is committed to working towards the economic development of the Tri-Community while maintaining the proud history of copper mining in this region. CTAis now recognized as an official not for profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) .

To that end CTA adopted three community organizations who benefit from the net revenues earned at Copper Town Days. The organizations are: Mammoth Tri-Community Food Band, Safe Journey House in San Manuel and Adelante Juntos Coalition/El Centro Youth Center.

“Ending hunger, domestic violence and substance abuse in our communities will go a long way to improving the quality of life for our neighbors and residents so CTA is proud to support these organizations in their efforts and we applaud their commitment and hard work.” stated CTA President Marie Roybal.

For more information call 520-385-4048.

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In the short two years that the Copper Town Days event has taken place; the annual reunion is becoming a favorite with current and past residents of San Manuel, Oracle and Mammoth.

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