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Ruthmere celebrates 40 years with outdoor tea party Sunday

Posted on Sepa. 8, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sepp. 8, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

Eric Firstenberger (left), Troy Huff (center) and Dale Wise play croquet on the lawn at Ruthmere Museum Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

Ruthmere celebrated it’s 40th anniversary Sunday by holding a “Downtown Abbey”-style Summer Tea and Lawn Party from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Executive Director Bill Firstenberger said over 100 people participated in the event, dressing up in their summer whites and enjoying tea, cake and games such as croquet, hopscotch marbles and jacks.

 A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz. where the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

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 The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.  Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)

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