August TWOQC meeting notice

Larcena Pennington Page Scott

Larcena Pennington Page Scott

Janice Pell

On August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom, TWOQC general meeting will have as its program The Story of Larcena Pennington Page Scott performed by Shirley Pinkerton in period costume. Larcena’s amazing story of bravery and endurance in the face of overwhelming odds has made her one of Tucson’s legendary figures. Captured by Tonto Apache Warriors in March of 1860, severely wounded, thrown down a cliff and left for dead in the Santa Rita Mountains, 23 year old Larcena crawled in the snow for sixteen days. Barely clad, she survived mainly on wild onions, seeds and grass until her rescue. Though she survived her ordeal and lived until the age of 76, she bore the scars from her experience for many years. In 1861 her husband, John Page, was killed by an Apache band.

Long time Arizona resident Shirley Pinkerton is the president of the Docent Council of the Arizona Historical Society Southern Division. In addition to historical re-enactments, Shirley gives tours in Tucson dressed in period costumes.

All members of TWOQC, women guests and Quail Creek women interested in the organization who have not previously attended a meeting are invited to attend. Members will be able to pick up preordered cookbooks and purchase others at the new price of $15 each or buy ten and get one free. All proceeds from the sales will go to support Genesis House to help women and children of domestic abuse.

Please bring clipped coupons for our troops to help us reach our goal of $1,000,000 sent by September. Travel sized toiletry articles will be collected for homeless veterans. The VA Hospital can also use note pads and greeting cards of all types for the hospitalized veterans.

For more information about TWOQC programs and projects, please visit the website at or contact Peggy McGee, [email protected] or 207-6188.