8/14/2012 9:22:00 AM Around Williams: Week of Aug. 15,2012 Slow down in school zones
The Williams Police Department (WPD) in conjunction with the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety is announcing the award of a Traffic Safety Grant dedicated to Traffic Safety use. The grant is designed to enhance local 2012 Traffic Safety projects and has been dedicated to the Back To School Zone Enforcement Detail scheduled during the week of Aug. 13-16. The WPD will be strictly enforcing the school zones for speed and lane violations. This is the second year of this program implementation with very positive results and notice within the community. Please obey all school zone signage to keep students safe.
Salvation Army seeks volunteers
The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are running again. Pat McShane is the new director. If anyone needs minimal assistance with rent or utilities, call her at (928) 635-8960. If travelers need assistance, they can stop by the Williams Police Department and one of the dispatchers will help them out.
Planning for Christmas has begun. The Williams' branch needs a volunteer to run the bell ringing program as well as bell ringers. The norm is a two-hour shift. Dress for the weather! Remember, the number is (928) 635-8960.
Softball tournament will benefit grad night
The Second Annual Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament will be held Sept. 7-9. The tournament is in memory of Elena Rivera, Jesse Buchmoyer, Matthew Dent, Prescott McDaniel and Matthew Small. The youth were killed in a tragic automobile accident Sept. 10, 2007.
The cost to enter is $200 per team and must be paid with registration. First place will receive a trophy and second place will receive shirts. Prizes will be awarded for Homerun Derby and Accuracy Throw.
A horseshoe tournament will be offered. The entry fee is $10. The prize is a horseshoe kit. The deadline to enter is Aug. 21. All proceeds will benefit Williams Grad Night.
Discount rooms are available at Motel 6 and Holiday Inn. For more information, contact John Hatcher at (928) 600-0495 or Gloria Rodriguez at (928) 600-8496.
Mix it up with Farmers
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will mix it up 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Farmers Insurance, 325 W. Railroad Ave.
Enjoy appetizers, raffle prizes and more with Farmers Agent Brian Prager and Staff. Everyone is welcome. Grand Canyon Brewing Co. sponsors all 2012 mixers.
Determine where your business is headed
Are you concerned where this economy is headed? Gain insight on spending and purchasing plans for your business category during a free presentation Aug. 22 at Denny's Lounge, 2500 W. Route 66.
John Marling, president of Pulse Research, will present the results of a recent News' reader shopping survey conducted this summer. Potential numbers of customers and revenue for each type of business category will be discussed. All business owners are invited to attend this free presentation. The presentation is sponsored by Williams-Grand Canyon News.
Breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The brief presentation is offered 8-9 a.m. Space is limited. Reserve your space by calling Connie Hiemenz at (928) 635-4426.
Lions Club meets Tuesday
The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. The group will meet Tuesday. Everyone is welcome.
Buy a car, help Williams Own
Findlay Automotive group in Flagstaff is going to donate $250 for every car that is sold through the month of August to Williams Own Veterans Memorial. Anyone purchasing a vehicle from them at any one of their three locations will generate $250 to Williams Own. The promotion is good for anyone in the Williams area zip code. Carol Glassburn of Williams Needs an Angel is joining forces with Sue Weaver of Inspirations to assist in completing this project.
Adult education classes to resume
GED preparation classes will resume at the CCC Williams Campus with new student registration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Classes will begin the following week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes cost between $20 and $60 per year based on annual income and family size.
For more information, contact Karla at 635-1325 on Wednesdays or drop by during normal class hours. Additional info can be found at www.coconino.edu/adulted. The campus is located at 636 S. Seventh St. just south of Williams High School.
Dinner on the Deck
Eat Dinner on the Deck at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and help Save-Meant to Rescue. Dinner will include two entrees, three salads and three desserts. Gather your friends and come out for the evening. Purchase tickets by calling Robynn at 28) 635-4726 or Pat (928) 635-6734.
'Then and Now' theme of Labor Day Parade
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to the 2012 Labor Day Parade on Route 66. The theme of the parade this year is "Then and Now." Attendees can expect to see an assortment of entries including Grand Marshal Aggie Bustillos. At 92, she has been living and working in Williams for the majority of her life. She has owned and operated businesses around Williams, including El Sombrero restaurant and her own beauty parlor. She continues to work at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center managing the retail and bookstore operations.
The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Sept. 1 at the corner of Ninth Street and Route 66, ending at Pine Street. Line up for participants begins at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Alicia at the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce by calling (928) 635-0273, ext. 210 or visit www.experiencewilliams.com for more information.
Shoot a buck, win a rifle
Score the widest buck (outside to outside) and win a new Diamond bow. The Big Buck Contest and Raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon.
Entry number also gives contestants a chance to win a Remington 870 Express Super Mag. The entry fee is $15. The contest ends on Jan. 31. The drawing is Feb. 2 at Hunters Headquarters.
Enter now at The Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters Headquarters at 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3 in Flagstaff.
St. John's seeking memorabilia
St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary in October. Members are seeking any photos or memorabilia to be shared on Oct. 7. For more information, contact Julia Glaab at 635-1191.
Rain barrels available now
Rain barrels are now on sale and available for pick up at Williams Mountain Nursery. They are 50 gallon Rain Barrels with spigot. Get ready for the monsoon season.
Tee sponsorships available
The Elephant Rocks Golf Committee wants to make improvements to the level of the golfing experience year upon years. Being a municipal golf course does however, put budgetary restrictions upon these improvements. While the quality of the playing conditions has never been better, it is those other improvements to the facilities that have suffered.
The golf committee has decided that one of the main improvements they would like to see occur is to replace the existing tee markers with a more descriptive type of sign. The signs are guaranteed for 20 years. The cost of these signs is rather expensive and beyond the means of our present budget, so the committee is offering sponsorship on the signs.
For a fee of $1,000, your company name can appear on one of the signs for five years - that's just $200 per year. At the end of five years you can continue with your sponsorship for just $200 per year.
If you would like further information about the program, call Brian James, Committee Chairman at (928) 600-4436 or Brent Redman, PGA Professional, at (928) 635-4935. To reserve your space call Brian James who will inform you of the holes still available and be pleased to take your booking.
Shop at swap meet
The Kiwanis Swap Meet runs through Labor Day. Shop until dusk Saturday and Sunday. The swap meet is located on West Railroad Avenue, west of the Williams Justice Center.
Moonset Pit open through October
Rake, prune and remove debris from around your home and deposit it at Moonset Pit. The pit will be open on designated Saturdays. It is located on national forest land west of Parks and east of Spitz Springs on the north side of Old Route 66.
Take steps to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your home. Clearing flammable material away from your home reduces the risk of a wildfire from starting or spreading on your property.
Fire personnel and community volunteers will staff Moonset from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to ensure access and prevent disposal of unauthorized materials. Community members can only deposit natural, woody debris at the pit.
The pit will be open Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 22 and tentatively Oct. 13 and 27.
Moonset Pit is a customer service offered by the Kaibab National Forest and the communities of Parks and Sherwood Forest Estates in coordination with the Rural Communities Fuels Management Partnership (RCFMP). The RCFMP provides assistance for protecting private property from the risk of wildfire through tree thinning projects. Information on the RCFMP is available by calling 928-523-8676 or on the web http://redrockcountry.org/rcfmp/.
For more information on the Moonset Pit call Ray Raetzel at (928) 635-0059 or Anne Dudley at (928) 635-0417.
Win a rifle through raffle
The Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a raffle featuring a Savage Axis 30.06 rifle. The rifle can be seen at The Outdoor Store, 400 W. Route 66 in Williams.
Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Tickets can be purchased at The Outdoor Store and Virginia Quinn's Gifts and Avon in the Pine Mountain Plaza in Williams. Members of the auxiliary and fire department will have tickets for sale. Those interested in purchasing tickets can also call 635-1010. The drawing will be held on Oct. 31. The funds raised are used to assist the Junipine Fire Department and to sponsor neighborhood activities.
Shooting range open Saturdays
The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. Please check the club's website at www.williamssportsmansclub.org for possible closures, weekday openings, extended hours, special events, etc. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Please check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation, or bring your own. Membership forms are available on the website or call the membership director, Vicki Andros, at 635-1420.