WASHINGTON , Jan. 17 -- Rep. Ron Barber , D- Ariz. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Ron Barber tomorrow begins a busy week in Southern Arizona by traveling to Willcox where he will speak at a banquet during the annual Wings Over Willcox festival. The congressman also will thank the retiring executive director of the Jewish History Museum for her work, visit with Girl Scouts during their Day of Service event on Martin Luther King Jr . Day and tour a local defense subcontractor. "I am glad to be back in Southern Arizona and am looking forward to talking with and hearing from the people who I represent in Washington ," Barber said today. "The only way I can effectively take Southern Arizonans' concerns to the Capitol is to spend time with them here." Tomorrow, Barber will attend a ceremony honoring the service of Dr. Eileen Warshaw , who is retiring as executive director of the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center in Tucson . Warshaw has led the museum for a decade. Later tomorrow, Barber will travel to Willcox for the 21st annual Wings Over Willcox festival. The festival, which includes numerous activities and events, celebrates the annual arrival of about 30,000 sandhill cranes that feed in the area. Barber will speak tomorrow evening at the festival's annual banquet, addressing the importance of the event to the businesses and economy of Cochise County and Southeastern Arizona . On Monday, Barber will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr . Day with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona . Scouts and others will participate in service projects with organizations from around Tucson with Barber joining scouts in making tiles for a Ben's Bells kindness mural. The theme of the projects is anti-bullying and kindness - topics that Barber will discuss in brief remarks. On Tuesday, Barber will tour Aerial Productions International Inc. , a local defense contractor. The following events are open to media coverage: WHAT: U.S. Rep. Ron Barber speaks at Wings Over Willcox banquet WHEN: 7 - 8 p.m. , Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 WHERE: 247 E. Stewart St. , Willcox Maphttps://maps.google.com/maps?q=247+south+Stewart+Street,+Willcox,+AZ&hl=en&ll=32.25256,-109.828606&spn=0.006742,0.007457&sll=32.254644,-109.833559&sspn=0.006741,0.007457&hnear=247+E+Stewart+St,+Willcox,+Arizona+85643&t=m&z=17 WHAT: U.S. Rep. Ron Barber makes remarks and participates in events at Girl Scouts' event celebrating Martin Luther King Jr . Day WHEN: 10:50 - 11:45 a.m. , Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 WHERE: 4300 E. Broadway , Tucson Maphttps://maps.google.com/maps?q=4300+E+E+Broadway+Blvd,+Tucson,+AZ&hl=en&sll=32.25256,-109.828606&sspn=0.006742,0.007457&oq=4300+E.+Broadway,+Tucson&hnear=4300+E+Broadway+Blvd,+Tucson,+Arizona+85711&t=m&z=17 TNS 30TacordaCheng-140118-4607122 30TacordaCheng
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