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Around Williams: week of Nov. 9

State Championship Rooter Bus signups

The Viking Football team will play for the State Championship at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Maricopa High School. The school is supplying a rooter bus for family and friends to support the players. Sign up in the WHS office. Adults are $10, children $5 to get in to the game. The bus will leave at 12:30 Nov. 12 from the high school.

Addresses needed for service men and women

Christmas is just around the corner and ESA is once again seeking addresses for the local servicemen and women. Box packing is planned for Nov. 29 — all addresses are needed prior to that date. ESA members know that service personnel are transferred all the time, and would appreciate a call even if the address has not changed. More information and to be sure your service person is included is available by calling Dorothy Miller at 635-4330 or Vicki Andros at 635-1420.

Williams Methodist Church packing Jared Boxes for sick children Nov. 5

Williams Methodist Church will fill Jared Boxes Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. in the church hall, Second Street and Sherman Avenue. Jared Boxes are plastic shoe boxes filled with small toys and activities with which chronically ill children play while in bed and treatment, and are morale boosters at Flagstaff Medical Center’s Children’s Health Center. More information is available at or by calling Bonnie Dent at (928) 635-2090.

Calvary Chapel Williams will collect Operation Christmas Child gift boxes Nov. 17-21

Operation Christmas Child is part of charity group Samaritan’s Purse, which sends shoebox gifts to children all over the world in war-torn and third-world countries.

Calvary Chapel Williams, located behind the Family Dollar Store at 106 S. 9th St., will collect the donated gift boxes during the week of Nov. 17-21.

All community members and local churches are invited to be part of the event. More information about getting involved, representing a church or business or putting together a gift box may contact Amy Hatfield at (928) 628-5358 or Lenore Rivas at (623) 377-8114.

SAVE - MTR enchilada fundraiser

Save-MTR enchilda fundraiser will take orders until Nov. 21. Pick up date is Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sultana Theater. Cost is $10/dozen. Specify cheese or cheese and onion. More information is available from Robynn at 635-4726 by leaving a message with name, phone number and order details.

Parade of Lights in downtown Williams Nov. 26

A Parade of Lights celebrating ‘The Story of Christmas’ will take place in downtown Williams Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. on Historic Route 66.

All entries should be received no later than Nov. 11.

Pick up applications at city offices, Visitor Center or Williams News office.

Community Christmas Nativity Pageant Dec. 23 - update

First choir rehearsal Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. in the high school band room.

All singers welcome, adult and students together. Beverly Stearns will direct the music.

Other organizational meetings are taking place for the first annual Community Christmas Nativity Pageant Dec. 23. The group is seeking musicians, kids for angels, shepards, choir members, and set builders. They also need people for lighting, sound, food and drinks. There is something for everyone to do. All churches, schools, clubs, neighbors and people of all ages are invited to participate. More information is available by contacting Kerry-Lynn Moede or Cosy Riggs at (602)-818-6559.

Military Veterans Breakfast Nov. 11

The Williams VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 is hosting a free breakfast for all military veterans from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 11 at St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church (202 W. Grant Ave.) More information is available by contacting Carol Lee McElwain, VFW Auxiliary president, at (928) 225-093.

Monday and Thursday Night football at American Legion

The American Legion Cordova Post 13, located at 425 W. Grant Ave., will host Monday and Thursday night football viewing. There will be different food selections and drink specials each night. Donations gladly accepted and greatly appreciated. More information is available by contacting Mark at (928) 542-6873.

Veteran’s Day Memorial Service Nov. 11

The Williams VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 will host a Veterans Day Memorial Service at 5 p.m. Nov. 11 in Monument Park.

Veteran’s Day dinner Nov. 11

The Williams American Legion Cordova Post 13 will host a dinner for all veterans and their families. More information is available by contacting Frank Maryn at (928) 635-4447.

VFW Auxiliary Raffle

The Williams VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 will be hosting its annual raffle from now through Dec. 7. Prizes include a Kitchenaid stand mixer and a collection of linens. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are available from any VFW Auxiliary member. More information about purchasing tickets is available by calling (928) 225-0931 or (760) 703-1297.

Big Buck contest

A Big Buck contest and raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon. The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will win a PSE Brute Force Bow with a full package. The contest ends January 31, 2017 and the drawing for a Ruger American rifle in 22-25 caliber takes place Feb. 1 at the Outdoor Store located at the corner of West Route 66 and Fourth Street.

Holiday Craft Show Nov. 26

Vendors are needed for the 13th annual Holiday Craft Show Nov. 26. This is a fundraiser for SAVE-MTR (Meant to Rescue) Animal Facility here in Williams. The craft show will take place at the Sultana Theater from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available from Nadine at or at (928) 897-8710.

Open Gym Thursdays 8th grade and under

Williams School District and the City of Williams are hosting open gym nights for kids up through eighth grade every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Williams Elementary Middle School. Basektball, volleyball, dodgeball, jumprope and hoola hoop are available. Program runs from Sept. 8 through May 11 while school is in session.

“The Shed” skate park is open

The Williams Rec Center skatepark is open Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information can be found by calling (928) 635-1496.

Movie Night

The Williams Rec Center is hosting a movie night every Wednesday at 6 p.m. More details can be found by calling (928) 635-6784.

High School and Adult Basketball open gym

The Williams Rec Center and Williams School District are hosting an adult open gym from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Williams Elementary Middle School. More infor at (928) 635-6784.

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