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11/27/2012 11:04:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Nov. 28, 2012
Williams-Grand Canyon News


The Gallery in Williams offers locals discount card

The Gallery in Williams is now offering a 10 percent discount to all local patrons. Local patron cards are available at The Gallery. The discount card has no expiration date and is valid at The Gallery at any time.

The Gallery features one-of-a-kind quilts by Gretchen Neil this month. Her designs range from traditional to creative, and all are hand-tied and embellished with hand-embroidery and applique.

Curley the Bear fundraiser

Curley the Bear stuffed animals will be given to children at the Kiwanis Community Dinner in December. Each bear requires a $20 donation. Kiwanis is looking for 200 donations. Information on making a donation is available from Virginia Quinn at (928) 635-0677 or Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Salvation Army seeks bell-ringing volunteers

The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are now available at two locations. Information on rental or heat assistance is available from Pat McShane at (928) 221-3577. If travelers need assistance, police station dispatchers will help.

The Salvation Army is still planning for the Christmas bell-ringing season. The Williams branch needs a volunteer to run the bell-ringing program as well as bell ringers. A shift is generally two hours. Dressing for the weather is important. Information on volunteering is available from Terri or Sara at (928) 635-4461.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes are open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams are encouraged to join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Adult education classes available

GED preparation classes are offered at the Coconino Community College Williams Campus with new student registration weekly. Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is between $20 and $60 per year based on annual income and family size.

More information is available from Karla at (928) 635-1325. Additional information can be found at www.coconino.edu/adulted. The campus is located at 636 S. Seventh St. just south of Williams High School.

Recreation department offers free activities

The rec offers three free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school age and adults is offered from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. Adults are invited to match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball. A high skill level is required.

Family game and craft hour takes place Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. Supervised games, craft supplies and fun are offered free of charge.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger takes place Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym. Basketball, dodgeball and volleyball games are available.

The programs are sponsored by the city of Williams Recreation Center with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Big buck contests open to all

Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods, 428 W. Route 66, is holding an archery big buck contest. The contest ends Dec. 31.

All junior deer hunters that enter will receive a free pocketknife. First buck checked in on either hunt wins a buck-skinning knife. For more information, call (928) 635-5326.

Lions Club meetings open to all

The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. Everyone is welcome.

Widest buck contest features Diamond bow prize

The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will win a new Diamond bow. The Big Buck Contest and Raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon.

Entry number also gives contestants a chance to win a Remington 870 Express Super Mag. The entry fee is $15. The contest ends Jan. 31. The drawing is Feb. 2 at Hunters Headquarters.

Those interested in entering can visit the Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters Headquarters at 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3 in Flagstaff.

Rain barrels available now

Rain barrels are now on sale and available for pick up at Williams Mountain Nursery. They are 50 gallon Rain Barrels with spigots.

Tee sponsorships available at Elephant Rocks

The Elephant Rocks Golf Committee wants to make improvements to the level of the golfing experience year upon year. Being a municipal golf course does however put budgetary restrictions upon these improvements. While the quality of the playing conditions has never been better, it is other improvements to the facilities that have suffered.

The golf committee hopes to replace the existing tee markers with a more descriptive type of sign. The signs are guaranteed for 20 years. The golf committee does not have money for the signs and is offering sponsorships for signs.

For $1,000, a company name will appear on one of the signs for five years. At the end of five years the sponsorship can continue for $200 per year.

More information about the program is available from Brian James, committee chairman, at (928) 600-4436 or Brent Redman, PGA professional, at (928) 635-4935.

Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. Please check the club's website at www.williamssportsmansclub.org for possible closures, weekday openings, extended hours, special events, etc. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Please check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation, or bring your own. Membership forms are available on the website. Those who are interested may call the membership director, Vicki Andros, at (928) 635-1420.

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for businesses that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children and with area businesses behind this concept, employees will be inspired to be a part of this great program. More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box that cannot be missed. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

All donations are greatly appreciated. However, large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances cannot be sold. Items donated should be serviceable.

The drop off is always open for donations. During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

Free transportation for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is offering free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient that needs a ride to treatment. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone that wants to volunteer should call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Dancing Divas practice Friday

The Dancing Divas meet each Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

This free dance group gets together to learn various types of dance such as western, jazz, ethnic and tap. The group's goal is to perform for various community organizations. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and/or illness, the class will be cancelled.

For more information, contact Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.

Box tops needed

Box Tops for Education, a program sponsored by General Mills, remains under way locally. Collect box tops from General Mills products and Campbell's Soup labels and help purchase school supplies for classrooms at the Williams Elementary-Middle School.

On General Mills products, the words "Box Tops for Education" must appear or the labels are worth nothing. On Campbell's Soup labels, the UPC code must be present.

Box tops and soup labels can be left for Cookie Dent at Farm Bureau Insurance, 128 W. Grant Ave., Ste. A.




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