One Year Ago The Nasty Wallow Fire Threatened to Consume this Charming Alpine Village in Arizona’s White Mountains—But Greer is Still Here, Still Green!
The Annual Greer Days Celebration is always a summer highlight in Arizona’s White Mountains, but this year the adorable and historic village is going all out in honor of the Arizona’s centennial—and to celebrate its survival! A year ago the celebration had to be cancelled as Greer was evacuated as the Wallow Fire crept ever closer to the village—ultimately threatening its very existence.
The 2012 Greer Days weekend will offer plenty of fun for the whole family with games, craft fairs, wild west shoot outs, horseshoe tournaments, pie eating contests, a parade down Main Street, and much more.
Media interviews available with the owner of The Historic Molly Butler Lodge (est. 1910), Allan Johnson. Please contact Kelly Wood at 480-239-0109 to coordinate.
Schedule of Events & Activities:
Friday, June 15
4:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Molly Butler Lodge. The Grand Marshall will welcome guests, followed by a Greer Desperadoes Shootout
5:00 p.m – 10 p.m. Molly Butler Lodge Dinner Specials. Live music starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 16
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Greer Mountain Resort will be serving mountain-sized pancakes
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Run Through the Pines (Tentative, ask from details on arrival to Molly’s)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fishing Derby at Lazy Trout’s private ponds. No fishing license is required. Register at the Lazy Trout. Prizes awarded at 4 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wild West shootout at Copper Barrel
9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Heavenly Vendor Village along Main St. & Community Center; Antique tent and art at Copper Barrel
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Old Fashioned Main Street Parade followed by the announcement of parade winners at Molly Butler Lodge
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Horse Apple Bingo—play & watch the parade at the Rendezvous Diner
11:00 a.m. – noon Kids Games south of the Molly Butler Lodge behind Greer Cabin Keepers’ Office
11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Burgers & Brats at the Molly Butler Lodge
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. “Flying Horseshoe Tournament” at Molly Butler Lodge with DJ on patio
Noon Lucky Duck Race south of the Molly Butler Lodge behind Greer Cabin Keepers’ Office
Noon-2:00 p.m. Greer Coalition Ice Cream Social at Greer Community Center
2:00 p.m. Tipi Time for kids at Butterfly Lodge Museum
3:00 p.m. Banana Split Eating Contest at Greer Café next to Copper Barrel
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Talent Show at Molly Butler Lodge
4:00 p.m. Wild West Shootout at Copper Barrel
4:30 p.m. -10 p.m. Molly Butler Lodge Dinner specials; Music on the patio at 8 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Southwest Brass Quintet at Applewhite Pavilion Butterfly Lodge Museum
Sunday, June 17
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast Burritos at Rendezvous Diner
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Heavenly Vendor Village along Main Street
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Greer Chapel Sunday Service at Greer Community Center
10:00 a.m. Greer Family Fun Amazing Race south of Molly Butler behind Greer Cabin Keepers’ Office
For lodging and cabin reservations: 928-735-7226. There are three quaint lodge rooms available for $125 per night, but guests can also enjoy the privacy and charm of authentic woodland lodging in any of Molly’s 50 private cabins. From small rustic log cabins to million dollar luxury log home estates on acre+ lots, Molly’s cabins are located throughout Greer’s rolling hills and forests, ranging in size to sleep anywhere from two to 18 people. Prices range from $135 to $495 per night.
For dining reservations at Molly Butler Lodge restaurant: 928-735-7226.
Media Contacts: Any member of the media who would like to attend the event or desiring hi res photos and b-roll video footage of the event, please contact: Kelly Wood, 480-239-0109, firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Pulley, 443-926-3320, email@example.com