Six community activists and a nonprofit agency that promotes the arts in Scottsdale will be inducted into the city’s History Hall of Fame on Thursday night.
They will join 80 individuals and agencies who have already been inducted at the 11th annual 2004 Scottsdale History Hall of Fame dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Chaparral Suites.
The induction ceremony was started and is coordinated by the Past Presidents Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.
"It’s an honor and a privilege to acknowledge people and agencies that have — and continue — to contribute to the our community," said Mark Eberle, chairman of this year’s Presidents Council.
The inductees are:
• Ed Tweed, architect and refrigeration company owner who moved to Scottsdale with his wife, Ruth, in 1949, and who died in 1983. Tweed organized Arizona’s first Arabian Horse Association and, in 1955, started the annual All Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld.
• Richard L. Collins, an orthopedic surgeon, moved to Scottsdale in the late 1960s. He has served as president of local and statewide medical associations, several civic groups, including the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, and was recently honored for years of service to the Fiesta Bowl. Collins has been a physician for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s.
• Bruce Halle, founder of Discount Tire Co., and his wife, Diane, are active philanthropists who are major supporters of Scottsdale Healthcare, ChildHelp USA, the Halle Heart Center and many other Valley organizations. He located his company headquarters in Scottsdale in 1987.
• Zina Kuhn, a native of Russia who was raised in Poland and fled Europe during World War II, came to America in 1951 and moved to Scottsdale in 1975. She is a lifelong devotee to community and patriotic programs and founded Scottsdale’s annual Veterans Day ceremony.
• Jane Rau moved from Ohio to Scottsdale in 1962. She co-founded the McDowell Sonoran Land Trust in 1991 and has served on many preservation task forces. Rau also has volunteered at food banks and has made regular visits to homebound or hospitalized members of her church.
• Marshall Trimble has served as Arizona’s official state historian since 1997. The folk singer and Arizona State University graduate has written 19 books on Arizona history and lore and has served as a historic adviser to several Scottsdale groups. Trimble was chairman of the Herb Drinkwater memorial statue committee.
• Scottsdale Cultural Council, a nonprofit, private agency that administers the city’s arts programs, including the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, was formed in 1987. It has a professional staff and hundreds of volunteers who serve at many arts events throughout the year, including the annual Scottsdale Arts Festival and the weekly Sunday A’Fairs.
History Hall of Fame
What: Induction dinner When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Scottsdale Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road Cost:$50 per person Info:(480) 949-2174