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Around Williams: Week of April 7, 2010
Learn about fire Saturday

A Wildland Fire Awareness Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center parking lot and the Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Railroad Ave.

See the 25-foot Smokey Bear balloon, fire resistant landscaping and building supplies, a wildland fire apparatus and defensible space displays. Learn more about camp fire safety and fire prevention activities. Poster contest winners will be announced. Free food will be offered.

For more information, contact Sami Schinnell at (928) 635-5637 or slschinnell@fs.fed.us.

Pageant seeks contestants for Aug. 14 show

The Miss Williams Route 66 Pageant 2010 committee is seeking young ladies ages 14-19-years-old who might be interested in competing in this year's pageant that will be held on Aug. 14.

For more information and to get an application please contact Pimi P. Barrozo-Bennett at (928) 635-0273, ext. 203 or e-mail at info@williamschamber.com.

H1N1 clinic tomorrow

A H1N1 (swine) flue vaccination clinic will be held 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

The clinic is open to the general public and walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge for the H1N1 vaccine. Please bring your insurance card if you are covered.

For more information, call (928) 679-7300.

Mix it up at Los Hermanos

The Williams Chamber Ambassadors will be mixing things up 5-7 p.m. today with Williams' newest restaurant, Los Hermanos Café, 106 S. Third St.

Hosts and owners Teresa Madrid and Francisco Leonet will be on hand to welcome all, offering tasty Mexican cuisine. The 50/50 drawing will benefit the Mexican Fiesta Committee.

Join the Ambassadors at 4:30 p.m. April 23 at the Kiddie Cottage Learning Center, 323 S. Fourth St. Owners Brittany Price and Tracy Wygal will celebrate with a red ribbon cutting.

Following the ribbon cutting, the Ambassadors will celebrate 5-7 p.m. at Doc Holliday's Steakhouse, 950 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Owner Tom Kennelly is the evening's host. New chamber members will be welcomed. The ambassadors will salute National Volunteer Week by honoring community volunteers and recognizing couples that volunteer. The 50/50 drawing will benefit the Ambassadors.

Golden Eagle Distributors is sponsoring all mixers this year.

Relay for Life meets today

The Williams Relay for Life planning committee meets today at 6 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, corner of Sherman and Second. Much help is needed. If more volunteers do not join, the Relay may be cancelled. For more information, contact Patty Williams at (928) 635-0194.

Calendar changes needed soon

The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send the 2010-2011 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. If you have any additions, corrections or deletions to the 43rd issue of this Williams tradition, contact your favorite Lion or calendar chair Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366. New customers are also welcome to have their family's birthdays and anniversaries listed.

Writers' group meets April 17

Members of the Williams Writer's Group will meet April 17 at city council chambers, next to the library, in the offices of City Hall. City Hall is located at 113 S. First St. across from the post office. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Water will be provided for the one-hour meetings. For more information on the group, call organizer Cosette Riggs at (928) 853-0395.

Planning begins for 2011 HOG

HOG Rally 2011 proposals are now being accepted. If your business would like to participate or contribute in some way, please contact Sue Atkinson at the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 635-0273, ext. 210. The deadline for acceptance is April 30.

Plant a garden

It's time to dig out the gloves and tools to break ground for a summer garden. The second annual garden tour group encourages everyone to begin planting their summer gardens. This year there will be three opportunities to win a prize with more specific categories available. The garden tour will be held the first week in August. For more information, call Ginny Dean at 814-3419.

Camp Civitan needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed to prepare Camp Civitan for the season April 30-May 2. Check in begins anytime afternoon April 30.

Room and board will be provided in the dorms. RVs are welcome. Meals are included. To RSVP, call Beverly Whitlock at (602) 702-8975 or (602) 953-2944.

Donate blood, win prizes

Through April 30, northern Arizona blood donors can earn Diamondback suite tickets.

Did you know your single donation can save several lives because blood can be separated into components? Donate blood in April to be automatically entered to win one of 25 pairs of suite tickets to see the Diamondbacks take on the San Francisco Giants on May 20.

Blood donations will be accepted 12:30-5 p.m. April 28 at Ash Fork Schools, 46999 N. Fifth St., Ash Fork; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. April 29 at Williams High School, 440 S. Seventh St.

To make an appointment, call 1-877-448-GIVE or visit www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.

Cemetery Committee makes plans

The Williams Cemetery Committee held its first meeting and established a program of work to clean up this area. Committee members are Carol Glassburn, Ruth Sanzari, Pat Garvey, Joanna Pettit, Anita Stilwell and Bobbie Rohanna.

The program of work for this year will include raking the entire cemetery, establishing signage, grading roads, removal of dead trees and underbrush, benches, clean up area of the unknown soldiers, and checking markers for veterans' plots. The committee would like to install a kiosk with a map of the cemetery. At some point, the committee would like to establish an adopt-an-area for cleaning.

A workday has been scheduled for April 24 starting at 9 a.m. at the cemetery. This is the local Rotary Club's scheduled workday for their region and they, along with hopefully many others, will be out cleaning and raking. This will coincide with Williams Clean and Beautiful cleanup day. Clean and Beautiful will provide hamburgers and hot dogs at noon at the Visitor Center.

The committee needs all the help they can get to get this cemetery cleaned up properly so it can remain that way.

For more information, contact Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503 or (928) 600-3493.

Minor League tryouts Saturday

Tryouts for the Minor League will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday for players ages7-8 at the Little League park. In the event of bad weather, the event will move to the Williams High School. This will be the last date players can register for the Minor League and for T-ball.

Registration will end when all teams have reached 12 players, so please do not wait until the last date to register.

For more information, call Liz Otero evenings at (928) 635-2406.




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