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The Community Center will be transformed into the P-Bar Ranch on Saturday, Aug. 10, for the annual L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum fundraiser.

Originally located where the town is situated, the P-Bar was one of the first major cattle ranches in the area. Authentic ranch memorabilia will be displayed, along with an old western “jail” and western-themed games.

Former Mayor Jay Schlum will be the auctioneer for the live auction. A variety of donated items and experiences will go to the highest bidders.

A sampling of the items are Saguaro Lake and Salt River adventure donated by MCSO Sheriff’s office; two month membership to Anytime Fitness; two night stay at Poco Diablo resort in Sedona donated by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation; one month home monitoring donated by Home Watch Neighbor; a day shadowing State Senator John Kavanagh at the State Capitol.

Also a one day e-bike rental from Fountain Hills Bikes; Stellar Adventures Jeep Tour for two, and first class pass for the Verde Canyon Railroad.

The “Cimarron Sidekick” will perform cowboy serenades. They join sponsors Fred and Barbara Hansen and Jerry and Jackie Miles.

Chuckwagon chow “tastings” have been donated by local restaurants and caterers including; Phil’s Filling Station, Hob Nob Catering, Crowning Glory Tea Room, Senor Taco, Arrivederci, D. C Bar & Grill at Desert Canyon, Sapori D’Italia, H.D. Asian Bistro, Saddle Bronc Grill and Sofrita.

Proceeds will go toward renovating existing exhibits and expanding the museum. A new exhibit scheduled to open this fall is a collaboration between the museum and Mayo Clinic.

The exhibit will explore “Territorial Medicine,” featuring Dr. Carlos Montezuma, the first Yavapai doctor and Dr. Charles Mayo. The two became friends during their time at Chicago Medical College.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at the museum, Washington Federal Bank or Fountain Fashions.

Free Saturday

Come into the museum and cool down for free on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, July 6.

Docent tours will be available. A series of interactive discovery stations geared towards families with children will be featured from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visitors can create a hummingbird feeder.