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5/14/2013 10:11:00 AM
Around Williams: week of May 15
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Free concert May 25

Williams churches will come together as a community choir to present a free concert called "Celebrate America." The concert is May 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Babbitt Polson Warehouse Stage near the Williams Visitors Center. The event will honor veterans and commemorate Memorial Day Weekend. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Williams resident and composer Ted Nichols will direct the choir.

Community Cleanup Day June 1

Residents can get rid of debris and waste materials at the 2013 Community Cleanup Day. The free event takes place June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the city of Williams transfer station (at Airport Road and Frank Way behind the rodeo grounds). Organizers are accepting tree trimmings and pine needles, bulky residential waste, waste tires without rims, waste oil, mixed household recyclables and household electronics. Coconino County, the U.S. Forest Service and the Williams Clean and Beautiful Committee are putting on the event. More information is available from Ron Hollamon with Coconino County Public Works at (928) 679-8300.

Williams Fire Department golf tourney June 1

The Williams Volunteer Fire Department will play host to its 12th annual Fire Prevention Golf Tournament June 1 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament is a four-man scramble format. The cost per four-person team is $280 or $70 per individual player before May 26. After that, the cost for teams is $320 and the cost for individual players is $80. Entry forms are due by May 25. Lunch and an award ceremony will occur after the tournament. Golfers eat free and lunch for non-golfers is $5. Organizers will be selling raffle tickets. More information is available from Jeff Pettit at (928) 607-0869.

Friends of Williams Aquatic Center golf tourney 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

Soccer camp June 17-21

The Williams American Youth Soccer Organization is bringing the Challenger British Soccer Camp to town this summer. The camp is from June 17-21 at Williams Elementary-Middle School. The camp package includes a free soccer ball and T-shirt, individual evaluation, coaching by the pros from the U.K. and end of camp gift. Camps are available for ages 3 to 18. More information and registration is available at More information is also available from local coordinator Karre Jo Santana at (928) 699-1574 or

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.

Community garden plots available

The St. John's Inspirations Community Garden has garden plots available for community use this growing season. Participation is open to all community members. St. John's provides the plots and water for free. More information is available from Karen at (928) 635-2275 or Reverend Ann Johnson at (928) 556-8656.

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. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone that wants to volunteer can call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Choir open to area residents

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children.

More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

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