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Community calendar: Week of Oct. 30

Thanksgiving tribute to Williams Nov. 3

The Williams Calvary Chapel will host a tribute to Williams from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the WEMS Parenteau Auditorium. There will be inspirational guest speakers. More information is available from Dennis at (928) 221-4710.

Wreath laying ceremony Nov. 11

The VFW Post #12128 Auxiliary will host a wreath-laying ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 in Monument Park. All are invited to attend and show support for local veterans.

Christmas parade applications now available

Applications for the 2019 Williams Christmas Light Parade are now available. This year's theme is "Christmas Memories." The parade takes place Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. along Route 66.

Applications can be picked up at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, Williams Public Library and Williams Visitor Center. Deadline to enter is Nov. 12. More information is available from Pimi Barrozo-Bennett at (928) 853-7784 or .

CDBG public hearing Dec. 12

A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Williams City Hall to gather citizen input on the use of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The city is expected to receive approximately $328,340 in FY20 federal CDBG funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account (RA). The city also intends to apply for up to $300,000 in FY19 or FY20 CDBG funds from the State Special Projects (SSP) account. CDBG funds must be used to benefit low-income persons and areas, alleviate slum and blight, or address urgent need.

Class of 2021 Fundraiser

The Williams High School class of 2021 is hosting a fundraiser. Rehab Relax Massage Therapy in Williams is donating a gift certificate a 90 minute massage. The class of 2021 is raffling tickets through the WUSD booster club. The drawing will be at the basketball senior night. Tickets are $5 or six for $25. Tickets are available at all home games. Contact Cindy Sutton at (562)714-0404 for more information.

KidStuff Swap at WEMS

Williams Elementary-Middle School will be hosting a community-wide Kid-Stuff Swap event Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – noon at the WEMS gym. This is a free opportunity to drop off “Kid Stuff” that is too small and/or pick up new “Kid Stuff.” Families can drop off kid’s clothing (ages 0-18), sports equipment, toys/games and kids furniture the week of Dec. 2-5 or the morning of the Dec. 7 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Need a fishing license?

Juniper Creek Outdoors, Mountain Man Merchantile and Saya 66 Gas station can issue AZGFD fishing and hunting licenses. Juniper Creek is located at 419 N Grand Canyon Blvd. Their number is (928) 635-4401. Mountain Man Mercantile is located at 400 West Route 66. Their number is (602) 402-7936. Saya’s Route 66 Gas Station, 102 South First Street, their phone number is (928) 635-1072. The preferred method of obtaining a fishing license is to go online at www.azgfd.comlicense.

American Legion Auxiliary food and clothing drive

The American Legion Auxiliary is having a food and clothing drive through the next two months. Food and clothing donations will be collected at the American Legion Hall at 425 W. Grant Avenue. More information is available by contacting Darlene at (805) 705-6698 or Carolyn at (602) 677-2561.

Veterans Day community dinner Nov. 11

The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Veterans Day community dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the American Legion Hall at 425 W. Grant Avenue. More information is available by contacting Darlene at (805) 705-6698 or Carolyn at (602) 677-2561.

Ash Fork pizza party Oct. 31

Ash Fork American Legion Post 57 will be serving pizza to all trick or treaters and parents starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 31.

Additionally, the Legion invites the community to join them for bar bingo every Tuesday night, startsing at 6 p.m. Meals are served every Friday night starting at 5 p.m. American Legion Robert Fulton Post 57 is located at the corner of Maple and Third Street in Ash Fork.

Public safety/emergency alert sign ups

Residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts from Williams Police Department and Coconino County.

To sign up for Williams Nixle alerts, text 888777 and include the zip code 86046. To sign up for Coconino County CodeRed alerts, go to

The alerts are sent out by text, telephone and/or email to notify people of emergency situations such as missing children, police incidents, wildfires, tornadoes, severe weather, evacuations and other catastrophic situations.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church's Walker Hall, 202 W. Grant Avenue. A Spanish speaking meeting is held on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Williams, 629 West Grant Avenue.

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