Around Williams: Week of Dec. 16

Visit Santa Sunday

Santa Claus will be at the Canyon Club, 132 W. Route 66, at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Santa will be giving away toys and listening to Christmas wishes. Anyone that wants to donate toys can drop them off throughout the week at the Canyon Club. For more information, call Rebel at (928) 635-2582.

New Year's Eve Party offered

Start the new year with a twist Dec. 31 at the Wild West Junction New Year's Eve party, 321 E. Route 66.

A prime rib and shrimp dinner special is available.

Enjoy 50s and 60s music from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. by the Retro Tones.

There is no cover charge. Drink specials and champagne will be available. Call (928) 635-4512 for more information.

Salvation Army's telephone number

The Williams Salvation Army has a permanent phone number. To reach the Salvation Army, call (928) 380-5148.

Share your holiday spirit in the News

Is your church offering special services for Christmas? Is your business doing anything special for New Year's Eve? If so, call the News at (928) 635-4426 or e-mail us at editorial@williamsnews.com. We plan to showcase your holiday events in the next two editions. The deadline is noon on Monday.

Return gifts for Toys for Tots today

The Williams Lions Club is providing toys for needy children 12 years and under this holiday season with its Christmas Toys for Tots Drive in the Williams, Ash Fork, Valle and Parks area. As in past years, community support is essential to provide suitable toys to young kids who might otherwise have a disappointing Christmas.

If you selected a card from a tree throughout Williams, gifts are due today. Please return the gift to the business where you selected the card. Lions Club members will deliver the gifts to children's homes before Christmas.

For more information, please contact Lion Edie Phillips at (928) 635-4784.

Community women invited to eat soup

The annual Women's Soup Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Community United Methodist Church, corner of Second and Sherman.

Each year, Sisters in Spirit, the church women's group, provides a gift to the community in December by serving a luncheon of a variety of soups and desserts. Originally established to honor working women, the luncheon is now provided free of charge to all women in the community. Child care will be provided.

This year a winter motif appliquéd quilt will be raffled at the luncheon. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5, and can be obtained from any Sisters in Spirit member or at the Camp Civitan Thrift Store. The drawing will be held at the end of the luncheon.

First Baptist offers holiday musical

First Baptist Church invites everyone to a Christmas Eve celebration Dec. 24 starting at 6 p.m.

The Junior Choir is presenting a musical called "The Great Gift Exchange," followed by the preschool that will be singing "Twinkle Twinkle." The grand finale features the Adult Choir, who will present the cantata "The Dawn of Redeeming Grace." Enjoy an evening of praising and celebrating our Savior's birth.

First Baptist is located at 629 W. Grant Ave. For more information, call (928) 635-4692 or visit online at

www.fbcwilliams.com.

Chamber board meets Friday

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Board will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at Doc Holliday's Steakhouse, 950 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. The meeting is open to all.

H1N1 (swine) flu vaccination clinic Saturday

The Coconino County Health Department (CCHD) will hold an H1N1 (swine) flu vaccination clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Railroad Ave.

Individuals who had appointments at last week's clinic will be contacted to reschedule. Others interested in scheduling an appointment for Saturday's clinic should call the CCHD Flu Information Line at (928) 679-7300 or toll-free at 1-877-679-7272.

Holiday garbage schedule announced

The city of Williams' Sanitation Department will pick up south side recycle on Dec. 23 and 30. All other pickups will remain the same. The transfer station will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Bins will be placed outside the transfer station for trash drop off on Dec. 25. Remember that holiday wrapping paper is not recyclable.

Groom a pet, help Salvation Army

On Saturday, Canyon Pets is donating all proceeds from grooming to the Salvation Army. To make an appointment, call (928) 635-4000.

Donations for bears still accepted

As a fundraiser for the children's Christmas dinner, Virginia Quinn of Avon and Carol Glassburn of Williams Needs an Angel are selling Bernard the Polar Bear. The suggested donation is $19. Even though the dinner was Dec. 13, donations are still being accepted.

Anyone interested in helping should contact Quinn at (928) 635-0677 or stop by her shop at 106 S. Ninth St., Ste. C.

Toys wanted

Once again, it's time to donate your unloved and unwanted toys in good condition to the children in Mexico. You may drop them off at The Whittle Down Barber Shop, 403 W. Railroad Ave., between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. For pick up or more information call Tony Torrez at (928) 635-4553.

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