Not too many Oracle residents have lived here long enough to remember the cracked slab next to the Oracle Cemetery. As a newcomer to town in the early eighties Kaz and I sure do. "What's with the ghost town ruin at the top of that rise?" we wondered. "That's the Oracle Community Center," was the retort. "We used to have dances on it to raise funds."
The four individuals in this picture embody what the OCC is all about these days. I don't know who took it, probably Laura Stiltner or Hailey Lugo, but the point is meal prep is going on for a very important Oracle meeting on fire prevention held in the Oracle Community Center. Board members are at the center of the kitchen action!
A cracked slab no longer, OCC has graduated to become a community building "institution". I could go on about the personal histories of all four but that's for another time and venue. Right now the OCC board including those not pictured deserve great credit for making selfless contributions to town betterment.
In this grand tradition the Oracle Oaks Festival is happening this Saturday, April 8, 9-4. A great place to spend the day!
Kaz and I moved to Oracle in 1979. The house we bought dated to the late 1940s. With little advance knowledge of the place, we set out to build a new life together, intending to settle in and raise a family.