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Around Williams: week of Nov. 30

SAVE-MTR teams up with Amazon Smile to help animals in need

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for people to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop, at no cost to the person. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SAVE-MTR if you go to Amazon Smile and follow directions on how to create the account. When asked to choose your charity type, type in SAVE-MTR and you will automatically be directed to the site.

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. Wreaths 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.

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

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 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.

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 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.

Monthly prayer breakfast

The Women of Wiliams are meeting the last Friday of every month for a prayer breakfast. This month the meeting will take place Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Wild West Junction, 321 E. Route 66, Williams. All women are invited to pray with the group. More information is available from Jo Remender at (928) 202-1454 Or Liz Minor at (928) 266-5128.

Men’s prayer time

A men’s prayer time is scheduled every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. at Hope for the World, 117 W. Route 66, Suite 125, Williams. This is open to all men in the community. More information is available by contacting Aaron Silverstein at (928) 225-1323.

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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