A free resource fair for families with young children takes place April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Williams Recreation Center, 315 W. Railroad Ave., with fun kids activities, healthy snacks, door prizes, free books, music and dancing, dental screenings and a teacher supply swap. More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber mixer Friday
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on its annual membership meeting, mixer and birthday party April 25 at the Babbitt Polson Community Stage. At 4:30 p.m., the chamber will give an update at its annual membership meeting. From 5 to 7 p.m. the chamber will put on a mixer and celebrate 40 years of service. The mixer will benefit Williams High School's 2014 Senior Grad Night. The event will include barbecue, beverages, cupcakes, raffle prizes and a prize for the best 70s costume. Attendees should RSVP at (928) 635-0273.
Blood drive next Tuesday and Wednesday
Williams High School is putting on a community blood drive April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and April 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The blood drive will take place at the Williams High School Annex. More information is available at 1-877-827-4376 or www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code: WilliamsHS).
FWAC announces egg race winners
The annual Ducky Egg Race sponsored by the Williams Lions Club and the Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center (WAC) took place April 12 on Fairway Drive at Highland Meadows. The first place winner of $100 was Bill Miller, the second place winner of $50 was Alan Duncan, and the third place winner of $25 was also Alan Duncan.
Each of the winners donated their winnings back to the Friends of the WAC to be used for prizes at the free swim day on May 24. The community is invited to attend the Hawaiian Luau themed Free Swim and enjoy games, prizes and refreshments following the Memorial Day parade.
Post Office food drive May 10
The 22nd annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive will take place May 10 with more than 1,200 branches nationwide participating.People can donate non-perishable food items by leaving them in their mailboxes on that day for letter carriers to pick up. Last year the Williams Post Office's mail carriers collected 1,683 pounds of food-the highest amount ever. All of the food collected in Williams stays in the local community by going to the Williams Food Bank for distribution. More information is available from the post office at (928) 635-4572.
Williams Women Networking group meetings in May
We are starting a new networking group and every lady in William is invited. This is a group that will meet once a month to share what they are doing and to uplift and support each other. The group will meet at the high school tennis courts at 4 p.m. on May 1 to hit some balls and at May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Italian Bistro. More information is available from Cosette at (928) 853-0395 or Connie at (928) 853-3752.
Art Space meeting April 23
The nonprofit group Artspace is coming to town to conduct a preliminary feasibility study for turning the old school building on Sheridan Avenue into the Williams Center for the Arts. The group will put on an informational meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 23 in the Williams Elementary-Middle School auditorium.