gmhTODAY 15 gmhToday July Aug 2017 - Page 39

CELEBRATING LOCAL HISTORY On Saturday, June 24th, community members escaped the sizzling summer heat at Morgan Hill Historical Society’s popular annual fundraiser à la Prohibition Party. Women in flapper dresses and cloche hats strolled the grounds of historic Villa Mira Monte on the arms of their dashing men in Valentino-style suits and tuxedos. They sipped on Whiskey Sours and French 57s, and danced to ‘20s and ‘30s hits performed by the Zinfandel Stompers. The event was sponsored through the generous sup- port of Ladera Grill, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, and Morgan Hill Photography Club. Event proceeds benefit the Morgan Hill Historical Society, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that provides educational programs such as the “Stories from the Past” video project. The Historical Society also provides weekly docent-led tours at Villa Mira Monte History Park, Living History Field Trips for area schools (grades 3-5), monthly History Conversations at the Hiram Morgan Hill House (first Saturday of the month), and Walking Tours of Morgan HIll’s Historic Down- town (second Saturday of the month). Photos by Morgan Hill Photography Club, Ali Adams & Dominic Godfre. ANNUAL “SPEAKEASY” HELD Upcoming Events August 6th – Community Picnic September 16th – Annual Founders’ Dinner LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATED COUNCILMAN SPRING TALKS The Morgan Hill City Council approved a resolution back in March to have the rainbow flag flown at three different locations throughout the month of June in celebration of LGBTQ Pride month! Over 100 people attended a short ceremony at the Morgan Hill Civic Center Plaza. Councilman Rene Spring was the keynote speaker. In his address, he welcomed those in attendance and spoke of the meaning of GAY PRIDE and about valuing the diversity that is humanity in all its varied presentation. He went on to acknowledge that diversity is not just about recognizing our differences, but acknowledging our uniqueness and individuality. A special thanks to Susan Brazelton for the ph