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Sat, Dec. 07

Around Williams: Week of Sept. 29, 2010
Diabetes support offered Oct. 7

The Williams Diabetes Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

The interactive meeting is free to all that want to know more about diabetes. Speaker Sara Pinson will discuss using food labels to make the best choices.

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

Flu shots available at health care center

Flu vaccines are now available at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. Appointments are required. Make your appointment by calling (928) 635-4441.

Fundraiser for Parker Oct. 6

A barbecue fundraiser on behalf of Eddie Parker will be held 5-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Cureton Park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold while Parker performs live with his aerosol spray artwork.

Parker is auditioning for America's Got Talent in Denver, Colo. Oct. 9-10. Parker is raising funds by selling his artwork. Anyone interested can send an e-mail to to receive a list of paintings available for sale.

The barbecue is sponsored by the Williams Alliance and WUSD CLC. To find out more about the barbecue, contact Anna Dick at (928) 635-9645.

Moonset pit open Saturday

Moonset Pit will remain open two more Saturdays this year to allow residents to deposit forest debris from their private property. The open dates are Saturday and Oct. 16. The pit is located on National Forest land just west of the Parks community off old Route 66.

Fire personnel and community volunteers will staff the pit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to ensure access and prevent disposal of unauthorized materials. Only natural, woody debris from private property can be deposited.

Illegal dumping at Moonset Pit has been a major problem. Please help us continue to offer this community service by using the pit appropriately.

For more information please call Sherwood Forest Estates fire chief Wayne Marx at (928) 607-3005 or Ray Raetzel at (928) 635-0059.

Recipes needed now

Corrections and new recipes for the Taste of Williams Cookbook are due by Monday. The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce is planning to reprint the cookbook soon and is seeking your recipes or corrections to recipes from the first printing.

Please contact Jan Shirley at (928) 635-0273, ext. 5, Judy Lollich at (928) 635-2307 or e-mail

Taste of St. Joseph's Saturday

The last Taste of St. Joseph's was so successful, the parishioners are repeating the event 5-9 p.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 900 W. Grant Ave.

Celebrate the diversity of our community while tasting flavors of International food spanning American, Oriental, Mediterranean, European, Italian and Mexican. Dinner consists of main entrees, side dishes, desserts, beer and wine, all for $15 per person. Tickets are available at the door, but seating is limited. Advance ticket purchases are suggested.

For information or to purchase advance tickets, call (928) 635-2430.

Turn in chamber board ballots by Friday

The election for directors for the 2011 Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce is now under way. Ballots have been mailed and must be returned to the chamber office by Friday.

If you are a chamber member and have not received a ballot, please contact Jan Shirley at (928) 635-0273, ext. 205.

Golf tournament benefits animals

A two-person scramble golf tournament begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. Proceeds benefit SAVE.

SAVE is a non-profit organized to build and maintain, through volunteers and donations, a holding facility for Williams' unwanted dogs. The goal is to keep unwanted dogs locally and place them in loving homes in our own community. This is the first golf tournament, which organizers hope to hold annually to help raise funds to build, and then maintain, this facility.

The entry fee of $70 per person includes green fees/cart, closest to the pin on all par threes, raffle tickets with wonderful prizes, lunch following golf and a tax-deductible donation to -SAVE- of $10.

To register, for more information or to make a donation, contact Robynn Eckel, founder of SAVE, at (928) 635-4726.

School board candidate forum Oct. 6

A school board candidate forum will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Williams Elementary-Middle School library, 601 N. Seventh St. The forum is sponsored by the Williams Education Association.

Participating candidates are Kristi Fredrickson, Cole Orozco and Bud Parenteau. Meet the candidates and get to know where they stand on issues the school district is facing.

Tickets available for Williams Own dinner

Williams Own is hosting a fundraising dinner and show Oct. 9 at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66. Dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes your choice of prime rib or chicken and costs $25 per person.

Proceeds will benefit a project to raise money for a permanent veterans' memorial in Williams. To find out more, call Danny Harness at (928) 635-1184.

Artisan fair Oct. 9 in Ash Fork

The Ash Fork Historical Society is sponsoring an Artisan Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Ash Fork Museum. Vendors are needed and applications can be picked up at the Ash Fork Water Company or Ash Fork Museum.

Booths are $10 and will be located outside. No electricity is available. The deadline to sign up is tomorrow. For more information, contact Yvonne Gorniak at (928) 637-2240.

Haunted house, party Oct. 30

A haunted house and Halloween party open to all will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the skate park and Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Route 66.

The haunted house will be scary and is not for young children. The Halloween party offers fun for the whole family with a cake walk, crafts, games and goodies for all.

For more information or to find out how you can help, call (928) 635-1486 or (928) 635-6784.

Vendors needed for holiday craft show

Vendors are needed for the Seventh Annual Holiday Craft show. The show runs 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66.

Business owners and individuals who would like to donate items for the raffle following the tree lighting will be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please call Nadine at (928) 525-6665 or e-mail at

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