Noted Arizona Author to Aid Ajo Food Bank

The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is teaming up with Arizona Author, Gregory McNamee to raise food and money to benefit the Ajo Branch of the Community Food Bank. An Open House will be held Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the Monument from 1pm to 3:30pm.

McNamee will be there to sign his latest book about Arizona, “Manned in Stone and Sky: an Arizona Anthology.” Visitors to the National Monument are being asked to bring non-perishable food items which can be placed under a special “giving tree.” All of the donations will go to the Ajo Food Bank.

McNamee has authored more than 20 books and contributed more than 3,000 articles to various periodicals. He is one of Arizona’s best known authors about the state’s geography and culture. He is also a consultant and contributing editor to the Encyclopedia Britannica.