Marilyn Hoobler’s retirement after serving as the Apricot Fiesta’s only paid staff member should come as no surprise. Yet she will be greatly missed after being the face of our local celebration for over 30 years.

It was always a pleasure to work with Marilyn on the many facets of the Fiesta that fell under her responsibility. It was a year-round job and one in which she always put on a smiley face even when conditions didn’t warrant one.

I’m sure there were occasions when retirement crossed her mind, and now the time has come. The community owes her a debt of gratitude for her service for making the Fiesta one of the top small town celebrations in the valley.

Ron Swift


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