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8/28/2012 8:57:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Aug. 29, 2012
Eat pancakes Saturday

Hungry?? Sherwood Forest Estates Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting their annual Labor Day weekend all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday. Donations are accepted to help support the firefighters. Bring a little extra money for terrific T-shirts, hats and 50/50 raffle tickets. Come on over to Sherwood; Interstate 40 to exit 171 (Deer Farm), south to Sherwood Forest Road, and two miles to the firehouse.

WHS 50-year Reunion Sept. 7-9

The Williams High School Class of 1962 is having a 50-year reunion Sept. 7-9. All alumni and teachers are invited. Dress casual for all events.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 with a no-host meet and greet at Rosa's Cantina, 411 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. On Sept. 8, a dance begins at the rodeo barn with registration at 4:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and a dance will be held. A potluck picnic begins at noon Sept. 9 at Buckskinner Park.

For more information contact Paul Larmour at or (520) 360-0598.

Forest Service offers opportunity for concessions

The Kaibab National Forest has issued a prospectus for campground concession operations that will begin Jan. 1. The prospectus solicits proposals to operate and maintain campgrounds under a special use permit. The operator is responsible for all operations and specified maintenance of the permitted recreation facilities.

The prospectus includes three family campgrounds - Dogtown, Kaibab, and White Horse Lake Campgrounds. All of the campgrounds are located on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.

An information meeting and tour of the sites will be offered on Sept. 12. Questions raised during the site visit will be addressed and information will be shared with all potential applicants. An itinerary for the site visit will be posted by Sept. 4 on the Kaibab National Forest website at

The prospectus and all appendices are now available on the Federal Business Opportunities website at Applicants will have until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to submit a complete proposal. Detailed information on this business opportunity, Forest Service concessionaire program and policies, special use permit, applications and post selection requirements are available in the prospectus.

The prospectus may be downloaded from the website listed above or requests for alternative formats (CD-ROM or hardcopy) and any questions should be directed to Deirdre A. McLaughlin at the Williams Ranger District Office 742 S. Clover Rd., Williams, AZ 86046 or call (928) 635-5662.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Registration begins at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Ash Fork School multipurpose room.

Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams are encouraged to join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. For more information, contact Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Buy bulbs, help Save

Buy bulbs and plant now for flowers next spring. A big selection is less than $25. Proceeds benefit Save-Meant to Rescue. Call Paula at 635-4090.

Lions need donations

On Labor Day, 200 runners from all over Arizona and nearby states will compete to "Lope the Loop" through and around Williams in 5 and 10K runs. Entry funds collected by the Williams Lions Club will go toward eye exams and eyeglasses for local children and adults.

The Lions Club and generous businesses donate items to be given out in goody bags to the participants. The bags are filled with local advertising items such as pens, stickers, visors, cupholders, pencils, clips and coupons. If you have a suitable item you could donate, please call Bonnie at 635-2090 for pick-up by Thursday, Aug. 30. Two hundred runners, their families and friends and over 50 volunteers will be aware of your generosity. Thank you.

AARP driving safety class

An AARP driving safety class will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. There is a one-hour lunch break. Call Sandy at (928) 286-2424 to register.

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