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Around Williams: Week of Dec. 15, 2010
Salvation Army benefits from mixer

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted their annual open house/mixer Dec. 10. Bruni Loprieato of Many Tails Pet Grooming won the 50/50 drawing of $104. She donated it to the Salvation Army. Miss Williams Route 66 April Zicopulous was presented a parade award from the light parade. Junipine Fire Department escorted Zicopulous in the Nov. 28 parade and wanted her to have the award.

Residential and business lighting contest winners were awarded with prizes. The winners of the residential lighting contests included Best Depiction of Theme - Mark Lucas and Craig Church, 1010 W. Morse Ave. and Gerald and Faith Fiedette of 611 S. Second Street; Best Lighting Effect - Ed and Patsy Coffin, 616 E. Fulton Ave. and Frank and Amy Kramer, 218 E. Edison Ave.; and, Creativity - Maria Gill, 1010 W. Hancock Ave. and Bill Sutton, 101 W. Hancock Ave.

Business winners included Best Lighting Effect - Bellwater Ranch, 402 E. Route 66; Best Depiction of Theme - Mountain Joy Treasures & Gifts, 225 W. Route 22; and, Creativity - Grand Canyon KOA, 5333 Highway 64.

Toys for Tots Drive ends today

If you selected a Toys for Tots card from trees at National Bank, Williams Heath Care Center or Forest Service offices, please remember the gifts are due back today. The Williams Lions Club will be busy assembling and delivering the gifts to children in the community who would otherwise have a bleak Christmas.

Get a treat from Santa Sunday at the Legion

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion's Cordova Post No. 13 are hosting a meet and get a treat from Santa 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the legion, 425 W. Grant Ave. The event is open to children ages 10 and under.

Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army of Williams is seeking volunteers to ring the bell at National Bank and Safeway each weekend until Christmas. To schedule a time, contact Carol Glassburn at 635-4503.

Holiday sanitation schedule

The city of Williams Sanitation Department's schedule will be changed due to upcoming holidays. South side residential pickup will occur Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The transfer station will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 as well as Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The Sanitation Department wishes you and your family the best through the holidays.

Mountain Joy accepting letters

Children are encouraged to bring their letters for Santa to Mountain Joy Treasures & Gifts, 225 W. Route 66. You can get the North Pole Stamp on your letters and leave them in the North Pole Mail Box or take them to the post office yourself. You will receive a sweet treat when you come in.

Donations needed for food boxes

The Williams Food Bank is seeking donations of necessary food items for several hundred Christmas food boxes. Frozen turkeys, stuffing, canned fruits and vegetables, dessert mixes, coffee or any other appropriate foods are being accepted now through the holiday.

Items may be donated at 200 S. Ninth St. Monetary contributions are tax deductible and also appreciated. To make a donation or find out how you can help, call Guy or Angie Mikkelsen at (928) 607-6421 or (928) 607-7915.

Donate food or toy, receive a discount

FooteWork Auto License and Title Service is sponsoring the "Toys for Tots" and the "Williams Food Bank" campaigns. They are giving a 10 percent discount to customers off the convenience fee for their next title transfer if they bring in an unwrapped toy, or canned food/non-perishable item on their next visit to support one of these charities. Footework is located at 820 W. Route 66.

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