Queen Creek time capsule to be opened in 50 years

Members of the Queen Creek Town Council helped lower the time capsule into its new home at Founders’ Park. They are, from left, Councilwoman Emilena Turley, Mayor Gail Barney, Councilman Robin Benning, Councilman Craig Barnes,  Vice Mayor Julia Wheatley and Councilman Jeff Brown. (Photo by Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

Members of the Queen Creek Town Council helped lower the time capsule into its new home at Founders’ Park. They are, from left, Councilwoman Emilena Turley, Mayor Gail Barney, Councilman Robin Benning, Councilman Craig Barnes, Vice Mayor Julia Wheatley and Councilman Jeff Brown. (Photo by Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, center holding microphone, addressed the small group of town officials and staff members who attended the Jan. 6 time capsule burial ceremony. He ended his remarks on a light note, inviting everyone to attend the opening of the time capsule in 50 years. The time capsule plaque and burial hole can be seen in the lower left of the photo. (Photo by Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, center holding microphone, addressed the small group of town officials and staff members who attended the Jan. 6 time capsule burial ceremony. He ended his remarks on a light note, inviting everyone to attend the opening of the time capsule in 50 years. The time capsule plaque and burial hole can be seen in the lower left of the photo. (Photo by Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

 

To formally conclude the town of Queen Creek’s one-year of celebration of its 25th anniversary of incorporation, the town buried a time capsule at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Founders’ Park, 22407 S Ellsworth Road,

The capsule is intended to be opened in 2064 during the town’s 75th anniversary. The ceremony was first planned for Dec. 31, but it was postponed to Jan. 6 due to inclement weather.

The capsule itself is a 14-gallon plastic drum provided by TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, the company that donated the town’s two previous time capsules, according to a press release. This latest capsule is marked at the park by a boulder that measures about 3 feet across, 2 feet deep and two feet tall. Permanently affixed to the top of the boulder is a plaque produced by Guerrero Lindsey.

The area around the boulder is landscaped to help mark its location.

Inside the time capsule are 52 items that were gathered by town officials and staff members and donated by local residents. The items are intended to represent life in Queen Creek in 2014, Queen Creek Marketing Specialist Debra Kuffner said during an interview Jan. 6.

The contents of the time capsule are as follows:

•Anniversary-specific items

1. Anniversary banner

2. Anniversary coloring and activity book

3. Anniversary proclamation

4. Anniversary T-shirt

5. Candle from anniversary cake at Founders’ Breakfast event

6. Commemorative book

7. Custom anniversary pin

8. Custom scarf

9. Custom tie

10. Founders’ Day event fliers

11. Historical DVD: “From Rittenhouse to the QC”

•Community information

12. Capital Improvement Projects brochure 2014-15

13. Capital Improvement Projects open house invitation and map

14. Citizen survey 2014

15. Community attractions and shopping map

16. Computer jump (flash) drive with all 2014 news releases and Ellsworth Road grand reopening road dedication video

17. Corporate Strategic Plan 2014-19

18. “Do More Blue” textile recycling envelope

19. Economic Profile 2014-15

20. “Experience the QC” programs brochures for winter and fall

21. Book “Images of America: Queen Creek,” by Silvia Acuna

22. Book “Images of America: Around San Tan Mountain,” by David Salge

23. Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 – Monsoon storm issue

24. Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 – Founders’ Day issue

25. Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 – End of year issue

26. Queen Creek Performing Arts Center 2014-15 season calendar bookmark

27. State of the Town brochure 2014

28. Social media business card

29. Town budget and community profile fiscal year 2014-15

30. Town entry monument photos and descriptions

31. Trunk or Treat Event fliers

32. “Visit the QC” tourism campaign marketing materials

33. ABC123 program brochure

34. 8* dance program brochure

•Specialty promotional items

35. Adventures of Q and C (Quail and Cactus), various campaign items

36. Battle of the Badge medal and dog tags from Founders’ Day event

37. Dog toy from Pocket Park for Pups grand opening

38. Ellsworth Road grand re-dedication ribbon from December 2014

39. Entry monument buttons, two sets of six each)

40. Firefighter hats and cowboy hat

41. Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre seat cushion and bandanas

42. “I got Splashed” T-shirt from Splash Pad grand opening

43. “Live Play Learn” recreation water bottle and bracelet

44. Paint the Town Peach passport

45. San Tan Historical Society Newsletter, DVD and information brochure

46. Shop QC reusable bags

47. “Wayne” Drop from Water Use it Wisely campaign

48. Water conservation beach ball

•Personal letters from mayor and council members

49. Letter from Mayor Gail Barney to future residents

50. Letter from Vice Mayor Julia Wheatley to future residents

51. Letter from Councilwoman Dawn Oliphant to future residents

52. Letter from Councilwoman Emilena Turley to future residents

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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