Around Williams: Week of May 25, 2011

Eat pancakes, help firefighters

Hungry? Sherwood Forest Estates Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting the annual Memorial Day weekend all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday. The recommended donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children from age 3-10. Bring a little extra for terrific T-shirts and 50/50 raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit firefighters. Come on over to Sherwood - Interstate 40 to exit 171 (Deer Farm), south to Sherwood Forest Road, and travel two miles to the firehouse.

Swap meet returns this weekend

The Kiwanis Swap Meet returns this weekend. The swap meet is located on West Railroad Avenue just west of the Williams Justice Center.

Friends seeking swimmers

Swimmers of all ages and abilities and/or anyone interested in helping out a worthy cause are needed on parade day for the Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center walking float. Whether pushed, pulled, pedaled, or pedestrian, please participate. The pool is opening Memorial Day and we need your help to pass out schedules and information on swimming lessons. To be part of the fun, please contact Clare Hydock at (928) 814-6754 or email friends@williamsaquaticcenter.org.

Memorial parade entry forms available

Parade entry forms for the Memorial Day parade are available online at www.williamschamber.org or at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave. The entry fee is $10.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. May 28 on Route 66. This year's theme is "Honoring Our Heroes."

For more information, contact Sue Atkinson at (928) 635-0273, ext. 10.

Sweet Lemon needs a member

The Sweet Lemon - a local community service band - is looking for a lead guitar or keyboard player with prior band experience. A summer season resident will work since most gigs are in the June-September time frame. The band plays country, blues and 50s-60s rock. For more information please contact Dennis Nelson at (928) 266-6923.

Golf tournament planned for June 4

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center are planning a golf tournament June 4 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. Check in is 11 a.m. and the tourney begins at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a deep pit barbecue at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony following.

Teams are urged to enter now and sponsors are still needed. Proceeds will benefit the Williams Aquatic Center. For more information, call Clare Hydock at (928) 814-6754.

Luminarias for sale now

On July 23, the Williams Relay for Life will be held. At each relay, a special luminaria lighting is held to remember those lost to cancer and honor those who've survived. You can help make this luminaria lighting special by making a donation in the name of someone you know who has battled cancer. A bag will be decorated in that person's honor or memory. And, at the Relay, it will be part of the beautiful luminaria lighting. For more information or to donate, contact Keri Collins-Mooney at kcollins@wusd2.org or (928) 635-4428, ext. 136. Be part of this special moment at this year's Relay for Life.

Relay for Life meets June 1

Williams Relay for Life is having a team meeting at 6 p.m. on June 1 at Days Inn of Williams, 2488 W. Route 66. To find out how you can help, call Leah Payne at (928) 310-4989.

Diabetes support offered June 2

The Williams Diabetes Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. June 2 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

Speakers Larry and Rose Marie Rincon will discuss problems caused by chronic conditions. The interactive meeting is free to anyone wanting to learn more about diabetes.

For more information, call Rose Marie Rincon at (928) 635-4897.

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