7/31/2012 7:23:00 AM Around Williams: Week of Aug. 1, 2012 Slow down in school zones
School starts Aug. 13. The Williams Police Department will be enforcing speed detail in school zones. Anyone caught exceeding the 15 MPH speed limit will receive a citation.
Eat scrumptious barbecue for $5
Scrumptious barbecue ribs and chicken with all the trimmings will be served at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall, Ninth and Grant.
The cost is $5 and proceeds benefit St. Joseph's. Dinner will be prepared by Rich Gorney, who is dousing the ribs and poultry with his secret, delectable sauce served at Hot Dog Corral in the '80s under his ownership. Be sure to arrive early to guarantee an awesome culinary experience.
Artist's reception Saturday
An artist's reception feature Richard Hayhurft will be presented 6-8 p.m. Saturday at The Gallery, 309 W. Route 66.
Hayhurft is an award winning metal sculpture artist working in cast bronze with a southwest flair. Food and beverages will be served. Everyone is welcome.
Mountain restoration open house Aug. 8
The Kaibab National Forest will host an open house Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. to provide information on the Bill Williams Mountain Restoration project. The open house will be in the large conference room of the Williams Ranger District office, 742 S. Clover Rd.
The purpose of this project is to restore the health and sustainability of forested conditions on and around Bill Williams Mountain by reducing hazardous fuels and improving the watershed conditions contributing to the city of Williams water supply. The project covers about 15,200 acres, four miles south-southwest of Williams.
"We appreciate the level of public involvement we've had so far and invite people to continue to provide input on this important project," said Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger.
Personnel will be available to answer questions about the proposed project; comments will be accepted also. Comments must be received by Aug. 27.
For more information, call Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger, (928) 635-5630, or email email@example.com.
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.
'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.
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. on Aug. 16. 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.
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.
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.