Janice Rapp celebrates 90 years of life

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Janice Rapp gets a little help blowing out the candles on her birthday cake.
Nina Crowder | Miner

Janice Rapp with her immediate family. Nina Crowder | Miner

San Manuel Miner

It is pure enjoyment getting to know Janice Rapp who has been around the San Manuel area for many years after moving here from the New York area. Rapp has participated in many community activities throughout her life her in San Manuel. Some people described her as caring, smart, funny, a good business sense, interesting stories and easy to talk with. Rapp is also know at the San Manuel Historical Society for her diligence in the obtaining and gathering of our communities history then, keeping it all together as clear and concise as possible. Rapp is certainly a positive influence in our community.

A birthday party was held at the Oracle Inn for Janice Rapp Saturday, Aug. 16. Family members and friends who haven’t seen each other in years were thrilled to assemble to help Rapp celebrate this extraordinary birthday. Many people attended the event including her two sons, her daughter-in-laws and grandchildren. It was certainly fun to see her reminisce about where she grew up in New York area and to meet some of her family and friends from that area.

Rapp enjoys the community and helping out where she can. Every year around the middle of August the Elk’s wives get together to raise money for Toys for Tots, this is just one of the events Rapp is involved in. In the past they’ve put on a luncheon and fashion show. Clothes were lent to them by Cohen’s and Mitchell’s Department Store. “I volunteered at the library, started the historical society, not that the museum that was started by Jo Buttery, worked for chamber of commerce, organized the Halloween Parade for many years, volunteered at the San Manuel Museum along with Mike Vos, then took over management of the museum and Thrift Store,” Rapp said. “I also tried to get this town incorporated, but that fell through. Now I just want to keep what little is left in this town alive.”

Janice Rapp shared some adorable stories of having locked herself out of her own home and resolving the issue. She truly enjoys helping others in the community, through the Thrift Store, museum or any other way possible. If you have a chance to stop in and meet Janice, please do so and wish her a Happy 90th Birthday!

Nina Crowder (60 Posts)

Nina Crowder is a resident of Mammoth. She volunteers in several local organizations. She covers events throughout the Copper Corridor and Superior Town and School governance.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Give the Gift of the Outdoors; Purchase Annual Passes Online and Check State Parks on your Taxes

    December 19th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix- For families looking for the perfect gift, why not get an Annual Pass to Arizona’s State Parks? Beginning in […]


    Pinal County Economic Development Director: “A Good Foundation for the Future is in Place”

    December 19th, 2014
    by

    FLORENCE – Pinal County’s Economic Development Director Tim Kanavel says that 2014 saw the Board of Supervisors take tremendous steps […]


    Hayden Senior Center enjoys Christmas luncheon

    December 16th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News Hayden’s Senior Center enjoyed a terrific turnout for their annual Christmas Luncheon.


    Bearcats fall to rival Panthers for first time in five years

    December 16th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News Freshman Marcos Bueno and senior Ricky Longoria combined for 39 points to lead Superior to a 60 – 56 victory versus Ray last Wednesday.


  • Stories Just For You

    Stephanie Lomeli-Alvarado attends Arizona Town Hall

    December 16th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News Seventeen year old Stephanie Lomeli-Alvarado of Kearny attended the 105th Arizona Town Hall last month and had the distinction of being the youngest person


    San Manuel wrestlers take eighth place at Red Mountain Invitational

    December 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team went 6 – 4 at last weekend’s Red Mountain Inviational, finishing in 8th place and winning the Silver Pool.


    Sea Lions shine at Winter Lights Swim Meet

    December 16th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Dec. 5-7, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed in the Winter Lights Swim Meet in Oro Valley.


    Kids visit Santa at the San Manuel Elks Lodge

    December 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Elks Lodge was full of kids and their parents who came to visit Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin