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6/10/2014 10:28:00 AM
Around Williams: week of June 11
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Williams public library summer reading program starts today

The summer reading program at the Williams Public Library is set to begin today at 10 a.m. The library will have programs every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for kids of all ages.

This year's theme is "Fizz Boom Read" and will feature creative interactive programming presented by the library, the Kaibab National Forest and North Country HealthCare.

This is a six-week program and each session will last about an hour.

More information is available from Andrea or Sherry at (928) 635-2663.

Casino night to benefit SAVE-MTR

SAVE-Meant to Rescue is sponsoring Casino Night at the Sultana June 13. This is "a chance to change your luck and the life of a dog."

Entertainment includes: Texas Hold 'em, craps, poker, black jack, roulette, pai gow, raffle prizes, silent auction, appetizers and a no-host bar.

Tickets for casino night are $20 at the door. Attendees will get a sneak preview of the shelter building plans.

Live entertainment by Half Hitch and others.

More information is available by calling Paula at (928) 635-4090.

Reunion committee meeting June 14

The Williams High School class of the 80s reunion committee meeting will take place on June 14 at noon at South Rims Wine and Beer Garage. Meetings are open to all alumni to attend. The date of the reunion event is getting closer and plans are moving along great. There's still time to RSVP.

More information about the reunion is available from Pimi Barrozo-Bennett at (928) 853-7784 or Shawna Standal at (928) 486-7840.

GWCF encourages donations on June 14

Each year the Greater Williams Community Fund encourages local businesses to contribute a percentage (their choice) of their sales on June 14, Founder's Day, the day that Williams became a city. Celebration of this day demonstrates how we as a community have grown and how we take care of each other. By contributing to the Greater Williams Community Fund on this day, businesses are helping increase our funds so that once yearly we can grant money to our local non-profits. When these local non-profits complete their projects using the funding granted to them by the Greater Williams Community Fund, all of the citizens of Williams and the surrounding areas benefit. This year your local Community Fund was able to grant $8,300. Examples of the non-profits that have received money in past years are the Williams Senior Center, SAVE Meant to Rescue, Camp Civitan, the VFW and the Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center.

The money we are able to give each year is 5 percent of the organization's total assets within the Arizona Community Foundation. This is why it is so important for the amount the Greater Williams Community Fund garners from their individual and business donations, legacies and financial planning of individuals to continue to increase.

Please consider participating in this Founders Day contribution drive so we may in turn grant more money next year to our local non-profits. Members of the Greater Williams Community Fund will be contacting local businesses asking for your support during the days prior to June 14. Each business that participates will be given recognition with a supporter notice in their window. If your business has not been contacted and you wish to participate, please call Kris Vasquez at (928) 863-2467.

Chamber mixer June 20

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at South Rims Wine and Beer Garage, 514 E. Route 66. The mixer will benefit the Greater Williams Community Fund. The organization will recognize their grant award recipients at the event. The mixer will include appetizers and raffle prizes. More information is available at (928) 635-0273.

Class of '64 reunion planned

The Williams High School class of 1964 is putting on the all-school reunion on Sept. 5-7. More information is available from Janet Cothren at (928) 635-2283.

Friends of Williams Aquatic Center golf tourney Sept. 13

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center's fifth annual golf tournament will take place on Sept. 13 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. There will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The format will be a two-man scramble, so organizers encourage golfers to find a partner and plan on playing.

Lions Club calendars available for purchase

The 47th issue of the Williams Lions Club community birthday calendar is here. More information about getting a calendar is available by contacting any Lions Club member or calendar Chair Denis Kirkley at 635-9366.

Calendars are also available from Lion Patty Williams at Williams Wear inside Buck's place at 117 W. Route 66.

The cost is $10 each.

Lions Club meetings open to public

The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Grand Canyon Coffee & Café. Everyone is welcome.

Youth Football registration open now

Williams Youth Football registration for the 2014 football/cheer season is now open.

Tigers Football, ages 5-8 is $95, Bengals Football, ages 9-11 is $105 and Cheer Teams, ages 5-8 and 9-11 are $75.

Physicals must be completed after Jan. 1. Practice starts July 28 and the season ends Oct.-Nov. 2014.

Space is limited, so register early.

More information is available from Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267, Jennifer Carter at (928) 853-7646, Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537 or Erica Ocampo at (707) 472-7396.

Route 66 Market Place open for summer

Kiwanis Club Route 66 Market Place is now open for the summer.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday spaces are available for vendors to setup and sell their wares.

All money collected goes directly for scholarships for Williams High School students.

More information is available by calling Bud at (928) 635 4393.

Williams Women Networking group meeting

A new women's networking group meets once a month.

Women are invited to come and see what happens, get to know each other outside of organizations and inside the city. The group will meet to organize June 11 at 6 p.m. at Café 326.

The group is planning a get together later in June to attend the Lavender Festival in Concho, Arizona.

More information is available from Cosette at (928) 853-0395 or Connie at (928) 853-3752.

Community members accepting donations for Iannello family

Community members are accepting raffle donations and/or monetary contributions to help the Iannello family who lost their 4-year-old daughter Cora after a brief illness. Any donation would be greatly appreciated to help the family during this tragic time. Donations may be made in Cora's name at any National Bank of Arizona location. Raffle tickets are now on sale. More information about the raffle or making a donation is available from Kendra Edens at (928) 814-6999.

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