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Sat, Sept. 26

Around Williams: Week of Oct. 26, 2011
Junipine Fall Festival open to all Monday

The Junipine Fire Department's annual Fall Festival will take place 5-8 p.m. on Halloween at the firehouse.

There will be games and pinatas for the youngsters. A raffle will include two car-full passes to Bearizona, courtesy of Bearizona; a helicopter ride for two courtesy of Papillon Grand Canyon; 1500 gallons of water, courtesy of Running Water, in their delivery area; and a video console game.

Join in Day of the Dead

St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church will open the church Oct. 29-Nov. 6 for community members to set up small altars for loved ones who have passed, on Day of the Dead, an ancient Mexican holiday.

Please call Kris at 863-2467 if you wish to put up an altar.

A special service will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6 to commemorate the Day of the Dead/All Saints Day.

Mix it up Friday

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will cut a red ribbon at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Big Town Hero, 618 W. Route 66. Owner Devendra M. Patel will be there to welcome all to Williams' newest restaurant on historic Route 66.

The ambassadors will cut the Red Ribbon at 4:30 p.m. at The Gallery in Williams, 309 W. Route 66. President Tom Williams will be on hand to welcome all to this spectacular fine arts gallery that showcases local artists.

The final stop of the day is 5-7 p.m. for a mixer at Club Reduce AZ, 106 S. Ninth St. Owner, George Bardwell will mix it up with the ambassadors and the community. The 50/50 benefit will go to the ESA servicemen's boxes.

Grand Canyon Brewery is the official sponsor of all Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce mixers.

ESA needs addresses

Christmas is just around the corner and ESA is once again seeking addresses for the local servicemen and women. Packing the boxes is planned for Nov. 2, so addresses are needed prior to that date.

ESA members know that service personnel are transferred all the time, so please call even if the address has not changed.

To assure your service person is included, contact Dorothy Miller at 635-4330 or Vicki Andros at 635-1420.

Rotary conducting food drive

The Williams Rotary Club is hosting their first annual food drive to assist the Williams Food Bank in providing holiday meals. The club' goal is to obtain 300 turkeys and the side dishes for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For $10 you can provide a turkey for a family in need. The Williams Middle-Elementary School will be hosting a food drive to assist Rotary. The SADD group has held two car washes and has provided about 30 turkeys towards this food drive.

You can make a difference by donating non-perishable food items or money. Items provided to families regularly include beef stew, pasta, canned meats and soups, Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helpers, canned vegetables and fruits, rice, cereal, spaghetti sauce, condiments, crackers, beans, juice, pickled foods and olives. Non food items include toilet paper, baby items, adult diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, dish soap and dog and cat food.

Help the Rotarians help those in need. If you have a business, pick an item on the list and encourage all of your employees to donate that item. If you are an individual, clean out your pantry and donate non-perishable food items to the food bank.

If you are interested in helping with this worthwhile project please contact Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Coats and sweaters needed

The Williams Kiwanis Club is once again hosting a coat drive through April. Gently used or new sweaters and coats are needed.

Coats and sweaters can be dropped off at Williams Realty, 521 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. or Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Railroad Ave. Please call (928) 635-4393 for pick up.

Ogden Cleaners in Flagstaff will clean the items at no charge. Coats and sweaters will be distributed out of the Williams Food Bank. The coat drive benefits Williams, Ash Fork, Seligman, Parks, Grand Canyon and Valle.

Art classes offered at the Gallery

The Gallery in Williams is offering low-cost art classes to adults and children starting in November. Classes include pencil drawing, watercolor and oil painting, wood clock construction and holiday flower arranging. Come by or contact the Gallery for a schedule, registration form and supplies list. The Gallery in Williams is located at 309 W. Route 66. For more information, call 635-3006.

Healthy Living workshop continues

A Healthy Living workshop will be held 1-3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Motel 6 West.

Do you have diabetes, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, or other ongoing health condition? The Healthy Living workshop can teach you the skills you need to manage your condition and get your life back. The workshop meets once a week for six weeks. Enjoy the company and support of others living with chronic conditions.

The workshop is free. Space is limited. Call to register.

For more information contact Carol Sullivan at (928) 679-7266 or email csullivan@coconino.az.gov.

Scholarship fundraiser Nov. 19

Junior Inspirations are having a scholarship fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Masonic Lodge, corner of Route 66 and Third Street. The kids will be cooking and serving dinner.

Join Folkorico dancing

Folklorico dance classes have resumed. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Armando Padilla at 380-4637.

Holiday food drive under way

The Williams Food Bank is gathering food for Thanksgiving food boxes throughout Williams. Food can be left at National Bank of Arizona, Grand Canyon Coffee and Café, Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center, Holiday Inn, KFC/Taco Bell, Carquest, Canyon Motel and RV Park, WUSD Community Learning Center, Williams Realty, Christmas Tree Gallery, Farmers Insurance and the Williams News. Monetary donations are also welcome and can be left at the food bank, 200 S. Ninth St.

VFW meets Nov. 10

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will meet 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

Please bring a copy of your DD214. If you do not have one, VFW can assist you in obtaining one. If you are a U.S. citizen and served in a conflict zone, Korea, 30 days consecutive or 60 days non-consecutive, or an area where you received hostile, fire/ imminent danger pay, then you are eligible to join. Spouses are also invited.

For more information contact George Riojas (209) 915-0733.

Shooting range available Saturday

The Williams Sportsman's Club and city of Williams Range will be available for practice to members 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. The gate must be kept closed due to grazing cattle. For information on joining the club, check www.WilliamsSportsmansClub.org - Membership Info.

SAVE seeks vendors

Vendors are needed for the Eighth Annual Holiday Craft Show set for Nov. 26. It will be held at the Sultana Theater from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This will benefit SAVE-Meant To Rescue Animal Facility in Williams. For more information please email Nadine at nabizz@yahoo.com or call (928) 897-8710.

It's time to pay dues, Ladies Auxiliary

The American Legion Cordova Unit No. 13 Ladies Auxiliary 2011-2012 membership dues are now $25. New cards are available. For more information, contact Marystella Riojas at (209) 406-7920.

Rock-tober Fest, casino night, music in Tusayan Friday

A Rock-tober Fest, casino night and live music by Exit 64 will be offered Oct. 28 at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Three local chefs will prepare four courses. Grand Canyon Brewery of Williams will be pouring their custom brew. The cost is $40 per person for the pairing.

Casino night opens at 7 p.m. Enjoy casino games including roulette, craps, black jack and Texas hold 'em.

For more information, contact Josie Bustillos at (928) 638-2901.

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