Our Story

Shirley Cummings was a fun, life-loving person who touched the hearts of everyone she encountered, and she never turned down a party. Shirley had always loved to be a social butterfly and was not one to deny a conversation with anyone. Shirley taught in the Tehachapi Unified School District for 40 years, serving as both a mentor and a friend to her students. She was so loved that many of her students came back to her in their adult years for advice, or simply just to say “hi”.

Not only was Shirley an active member of her community, but of her family as well. Shirley adored sitting down at the table to a wonderful dinner with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Additionally, holidays, birthday parties, and any other events Shirley helped plan were never short of amazing.

In 1967, Shirley and her husband, Kim moved to the small town of Tehachapi, and they moved onto an old farm property near the corner of Cummings Valley Road and Bear Valley Road. This is where her story and legacy continues.

We decided to name Shirley’s Place in honor of the late Shirley Cummings as a way of encapsulating her lively spirit and fun-loving nature. Her ability to have a good time no matter what motivates what we do here at our beautiful venue. We will continue to share her story in the same place that it began.

We we always cherish Shirley and the memories we share with her.

We love you Nana!