Please take some time to enjoy Arizona’s 100th birthday celebration this  week.  The Arizona Centennial Commission   held Arizona Best Fest this past Saturday and Sunday.  There’ll also be a host of events going on tomorro (AZ’s actual 100th Birthday) in the Capitol mall area- especially the area between the House and Senate buildings just across the street from us.

Our parking garage was open all weekend (to anybody).  On Tuesday, we’ll put down the arm in our parking garage so we’ll still have a place to park when we come to work.  Some of the streets around us were blocked off for the events.

The celebration continues on Wednesday for ADHS staff – we’ve compiled an excellent presentation of Arizona Health Services through the Century.  A timeline set up in the Igloo will help you learn interesting facts from the Board of Health in 1912 – all the way through the centennial of the lab, which is May 23, 2012.  Leadership is also going to serve you a good old-fashioned meal that would have been right at home in territorial Arizona – chili!  So c’mon over, pardner, and recollect a bit with us as we stroll down memory lane in and around the Capitol.