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Now in its 7th year, The Bisbee Telethon has become an annual event that is anticipated by performers and the community of Bisbee, Arizona. It was the brain-child of Dan Fahy, who once served on Boys & Girls Club board. One thing that could be said of Dan is he didn’t think small. Most would have never considered a orchestrated, live and televised event in a community of 6,500 people. (Today’s population of Bisbee is estimated at 5,500, but The Club still doesn’t turn any child away.) But Bisbee has defied the odds on more than one occasion. It is the home of the second oldest cable system in the United States and has televised Cochise County’s Association for the Handicapped Annual Cake Auction and City of Bisbee Council Meetings for decades.
Another milestone for the tiny Arizona border-town was the creation of Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee. The community is small and the national organization doubted that it could be sustained, but it has survived with many individuals of the governing board doubling as founding members. It is evident that the club and the annual event that helps bring programs to children who participate are a spectacular pair.