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4/30/2013 10:45:00 AM
Around Williams: week of May 1
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End of season basketball tournament

The Williams Recreation Center will play host to an adult/high school open gym end of the season basketball tournament. The single elimination tournament starts at 6 p.m. today at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gym.

Save-Meant to Rescue yard sale donations needed

The Save-Meant to Rescue (MTR) group is putting on a yard sale at the Rodeo Barn on May 18 and needs "gently used" spring cleaning items. Those wishing to donate can drop off items at 326 Fourth St. but should call (928) 635-1571 before delivery. Those with questions can call Lupe at (928) 635-1905.

Diabetes support group information

The Williams Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Healthcare Center. The meetings are free. More information is available from Kate Cornell at (928) 221-0624.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meetings on Thursdays

TOPS Chapter 0541 is now meeting on Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122.

Ash Fork Pioneer Day Celebration

The Ash Fork Pioneer Day Celebration takes place Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. with a line up on Old Route 66 at the museum at 9 a.m.

Chili cook off judging begins at 10 a.m. Judges will announce winners at 11 a.m. The Ash Fork Historical Society sponsors the event. Actvities take place at the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, 901 West Old Route 66 (west side of town, across from the RV park and next door to Ash Fork Inn.

More information is available from from Liz Dawson at 928-637-0204.

Golf tournament June 8

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center will play host to its fourth annual golf tournament June 8 at 7:30 a.m. After the golf tournament, a deep-pit beef and pork barbeque with side dishes will take place in the pavilion at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The barbeque is open to golfers and non-golfers.

Organizers need about five people to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up from about 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Helpers will receive a free meal.

Those unable to volunteer time can help by donating desserts.

More information is available from Edie at 635-4784 or

Kindergarten and Kindercamp registration

Parents can come to the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) office and pick up a packet to register their children for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents will need to bring a copy of the student's birth certificate, current immunization record, proof of residency and $5 activity fee.

Kindercamp 2013 registration is also open. Kindercamp is designed to prepare incoming kindergarteners for school. The United Way pays for the free program, which is from June 3 to June 28. Parents must return registration forms to the WEMS office by May 3. Space is limited. Students must be registered for the 2013-2014 school year to attend Kindercamp.

Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center seek board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patriccia, Beth Michelson and Edie Phillips serve on the board.

Board members would attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills would also be helpful.

Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at or Edie at

City dog licenses available

Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs must be licensed within the city of Williams if living within city limits. Licenses must be renewed annually and are good through Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.

Day of Prayer Sunday

Residents may observe the National Day of Prayer on May 2 at 9 a.m. at the Williams City Hall flagpole and at 10 a.m. at the Williams and Forest Service Visitors Center at the stage area. Other locations will be announced. More information is available at 405-603-5058.

Master Chorale of Flagstaff and 108th Army Band concert May 11

The Master Chorale of Flagstaff along with the 108th Army Band from Phoenix will put on a concert called "Celebrate America: A Patriotic Salute" at 4 p.m. on May 11 at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the Northern Arizona University campus. The concert is free, but organizers ask that attendees bring canned goods to donate to St. Mary's Food Bank.

Free tickets for the concert are available from Master Chorale members or Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods at 428 W. Route 66.

More information is available at

Salvation army seeks new volunteer for assistance program

Pat McShane is no longer the contact person for the Salvation Army assistance program.

Salvation army is looking for a replacement for this volunteer position. More information is available at (928) 221-3577 or from the dispatchers at the Williams police station at (928) 635-4461.

Art Walk begins May 11

The Williams Second Saturday Art Walk resumes in May.  The first Art Walk of the 2013 season takes place May 11, 6-9 p.m.

New this year is the Art Walk Shuttle van, which will run every evening of the Art Walk and stop at every art venue.  The Art Walk Shuttle is free to all Art Walk visitors. Williams Second Saturday Art Walks take place May through October on every second Saturday of the month.

Free rides for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society offers free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient who needs a ride to treatment. More information is available at (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Folklorico dancing class open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams can join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Food Drive May 11

Williams mail carriers will collect food for their annual food drive on May 11. They donate the food to the Williams Food Bank. Last year mail carriers collected about 600 pounds of food. People wishing to donate may leave food in bags in their mailboxes or beside their mailboxes on May 11.

Soccer registration now open

Registration is now open for the Williams American Youth Soccer Organization summer league. Kids ages 4-18 can register online through June 15 at or Online player registration is $60 now and $75 starting May 16.

Karre Jo Santana, the Williams league coordinator, has also organized walk in registration dates on May 4 and May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Williams Public Library. The walk in registration fee is $65, and a parent must be present.

Players must be at least 4 years old by June 31 to play.

Santana needs volunteers to serve as coaches, assistant coaches, facilitators (similar to referees for younger teams) and team parents.

More information is available from Santana at (928) 699-1574 or at

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