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Chamber Ambassadors hold mixer, cut ribbons and collect food

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors have planned a mixer for Nov. 15. The fun begins at 5 p.m. when the mixer, hosted by Banker’s Realty, Stockmen’s Bank, George Bardwell Chiropractic, The Hair Connection, Nails By Lee, Hometown Video and Smokin Barrel, gets underway. The mixer will be held at 106 S. Ninth St.

The mixer will feature Italian-theme food prepared by Helen Gorney.

The 50/50 drawing will help the American Legion purchase new flags.

Prior to the mixer, four ribbon cuttings will be held beginning at 4 p.m. The ribbon cuttings are scheduled as follows:

• 4 p.m. — Small Town America, 117 E. Route 66;

• 4:15 p.m. — Coffee and Chili Barn (former location of the El Sombrero), 126 W. Railroad Ave.;

• 4:30 p.m. — Route 66 Road Store, 320 W. Route 66; and,

• 4:45 p.m. — The Hair Connection (Banker’s Real Estate Plaza), 106 S. Ninth St.

The Ambassadors are also helping the Williams Emergency Food Bank prepare holiday food boxes for families in our community that are in need.

Your donation of $10 could provide mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, gravy, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes. The Williams Emergency Food Bank will provide donated turkeys and hams. A sample food basket will be on display at various locations in November.

The Chamber Ambassadors will be assisting Georgia Bowman in preparing the food boxes.

If you would like to provide a holiday dinner for a family, contact Diana Croteau at 635-1418.

Senior’s annual bazaar set for Nov. 16

Nov. 16 is the day to purchase crafts and fresh baked goods at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Avenue. The bazaar will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The senior’s welcome anyone who would like to participate by purchasing space at $10 per table. Payment is due when tables are reserved. A limited number of tables are available.

To reserve a table or for more information, contact Elsie Faison at 635-9011.

Phillips retires from APS

After 31 years of service, Larry Phillips is retiring from the Arizona Public Service Co.

Join the crew at the APS office, 217 W. Route 66, in wishing him well. A retirement reception will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18.

School district

presents workshop for parents

The Williams Unified School District is hosting a presentation for parents with children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Becky Raabe of the Arizona Department of Education will present the workshop. The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Williams Elementary-Middle School library.

The presentation is titled “How to Help Your Child Succeed in School.” Raabe travels throughout the state to educate parents of children with disabilities said Michael Botner, special education counselor for the WUSD.

Botner stressed that the workshop will benefit parents who have children with any type of disability.

The presentation will include a video followed by a question and answer session.

For more information, contact Betty Dukeman at 635-4428.

Food bank seeking holiday donations

With the holidays here, the Williams Emergency Food Bank is seeking non-perishable food items to be distributed to families during the holiday season. Many items are still needed to complete Thanksgiving food boxes.

Items needed include canned goods, non-perishable items, dry goods, turkeys and hams.

Donations can be dropped off at the food bank, 529 W. McPherson Ave., by Nov. 27.

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