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Around Williams: week of July 17
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Williams P&Z to discuss general plan July 22

The Williams Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to discuss the Williams General Plan at 7 p.m. July 22 in the council chambers, 113 S. First St. Rick Counts of Counts Planning will present preliminary findings about the seven plan elements and the implementation program during the meeting. Community members are encouraged to make recommendations about the draft. The draft of the Williams General Plan update is available on the homepage of the city's website at More information is available from Counts at, (602) 955-7097 or (602) 618-1891.

Golf tourney Aug. 17

The 2013 Williams Youth Football program will put on its second annual golf tournament August 17 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. More information about signing up or sponsoring a hole is available from Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537, Lee Payne at (928) 607-7918, or Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267.

Chamber mixer Friday to benefit Back to School Resource fair

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will put on a mixer Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The mixer will benefit the Back to School Resource Fair, which will take place August 3 at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

The mixer will be at the Babbitt-Polson Community Stage in the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 200 W. Railroad Ave. A barbecue will take place and raffle prizes will be available.

Organizers encourage attendees to bring school supplies and/or backpacks to the mixer. The supplies will go to local youth.

Organizers will also hand out Fourth of July parade awards at the mixer.

Jim Winbourn Property Maintenance will sponsor the event and Northland Hospice and Palliative Care will co-sponsor the event.

More information about the mixer is available from the Chamber at (928) 635-0273. More information about the Back to School Resource Fair is available from Sandy Roe at (928) 635-4428, ext. 303 or

Fall sports physicals available at Williams North Country Healthcare Center

Physicals are available at North Country HealthCare in Williams July 30 and Aug. 2. Appointments are necessary.

The first day of football practice for high school and middle school is Aug. 5.

The Williams Middle School Falcons will meet at 3 p.m. at the ramada for a parents meeting. Players must have a signed physical form to practice.

Practice begins at 3:45 p.m. More information is available from coach Tad Wygal at (928) 814-2052.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday

TOPS Chapter 0541 has moved its meetings to Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122

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

Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. The club's website,, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Junipine garage sale

The annual auxiliary garage sale will take place Aug. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station, 7422 N. Ponderosa.

Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may call (928) 635-1010.

Free swim days on tap at Aquatic Center

The Williams Aquatic Center is offering three more free swim days this summer, thanks to several sponsors. The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center sponsored a free swim day for the first day of the season on May 25. The Williams Rotary Club, Bearizona Wildlife Park and the Grand Canyon Railway sponsored a free swim day on July 4.

Upcoming free swim days include:

• Aug. 10, the last day of the full season: sponsors include Old Trails True Value Hardware, the Williams Clean and Beautiful Committee and L.P.'s Excavating,

• Aug. 31, the last day of the Friday/Saturday extension: sponsors include the Williams Lions Club and L.P.'s Excavating.

More information is available at (928) 635-3005.

Williams Kiwanis Route 66 Swap Meet

The Williams Kiwanis Swap Meet is open every weekend through October. The Kiwanis Club invites all vendors to participate including antiques and arts and crafts vendors. The club also welcomes church fundraisers and garage sales at the meet. Vendor spots are $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. The swap meet takes place on West Route 66 at the west end of town. All proceeds benefit the Williams Kiwanis Student Scholarship Fund. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.

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