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Around Williams: week of Nov. 16

Holiday Transfer Station Hours

The Williams Transfer Station will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All residential pickups will be picked up on Nov. 23. More information can be found by calling the transfer station at (928) 635-9108.

Navajo Taco sale

The Parents Who Care Committee is sponsoring a Navajo Taco Sale Friday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Williams Elementary Middle School Cafeteria. Tacos are $8 and soda is $1. Please come out and support our Senior Grad night and enjoy some delicious tacos with friends and family.

VFW wreath sale

The VFW Auxiliary to Matthew James Broehm Post 12128 is selling wreath sponsorships. Wreaths Across America allows individuals and businesses to buy sponsorships of live wreaths to be layed on Veterans’ graves in national cemeteries. The auxiliary chose Prescott National Cemetery for wreaths to be laid at, taking place De. 17. Wreats cost $15 each or if you buy two the auxiliary gets one free (One for $15 or three for $30). The auxiliary will have a table set up at the Craft Fair Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or contact auxiliary members at (928) 225-0931.

Open audition for the Community Christmas Nativity Pageant Nov. 22

Vocal soloists, duos or groups are needed to perform for the Community Christmas Nativity Pageant to be held Dec. 23.

Open auditions will be held Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Family Harvest Church located at 220 S. 7th St. in Williams.

Organizers are looking for performers to cover: O, Holy Night, Silent Night and Mary, Did You Know?

The group is also looking for soloists, groups or instrumentalists to perform during the after glow portion of the night. Please all non-secular Christmas music. (no Santa or Reindeer songs, preferably).

More informaiton can be found by calling Kerry-Lynn Moede at 602-818-6559 or JDMoede@aol.com

Children needed for Community Christmas Nativity Pageant

Organizers are searching for angels and shepherds for the the Community Christmas Nativity Pageant to be held Dec. 23 at 6:30pm.

The project will only involve one rehearsal to learn two songs. There will be one costume making party, and a final dress rehearsal. Sign-up is required. More information can be found by calling Kerry-Lynn Moede at 602-818-6559 or JDMoede@aol.com

Host families sought for international students

Open your heart and your home to begin your international adventure today! An informational meeting will be held Nov. 17 from 6 to 7 pm at Café 326 in the lounge.

Becoming a host family in Arizona begins with contacting CETUSA manager Sharon Peters by emailing Sharon@cetusa.org or by calling 928-530-6547. The local coordinator for Coconino County is Deb Fleishman 928-853-2345. CETUSA works with families with children, couples, empty nesters, or single households. All interested families must complete a screening process and then will be able to select a CETUSA student to join their family.

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.

Calvary Chapel Williams to 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.

Holiday Craft Show Nov. 26

The 13th Annual Holiday Craft Show takes place Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Rt. 66. There will be 30 vendors with a variety of special gifts for the Holiday Season and every other occasion as well. Pictures will be taken again this year with your pets, family and friends. The craft fair will be dedicated to Jennie Ziegler who was in the show since the first year.

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.

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 nabizz@yahoo.com 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.

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