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7/8/2014 10:22:00 AM
Around Williams: week of July 9
Williams-Grand Canyon News


Blood drive July 22-23

The Save our Summer Williams Community Blood and Food Drive takes place July 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bloodmobile in the Safeway parking lot.

All donors will receive a United Blood Services t-shirt.

In addition, all who donate blood in July and August are automatically entered to win a 2014 Passat S donated by the Valley Volkswagen Dealers.

More information is available from Denise Heiss at (928) 635-4474 or by visiting www.BloodHero.com (sponsor code WilliamsHS).

Vacation bible school July 14-18

First Baptist Church is putting on a vacation bible school from July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages three years old through sixth grade can participate for free. Registration takes place July 14 at 8:30 a.m. First Baptist Church is at 629 W. Grant Ave. More information is available at (928) 635-4692.

Williams Chamber mixer July 18

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Allstate Insurance 4 C'Sons Agency at 116 S. First St. The mixer will benefit the back to school supply drive. Items such as pencils, paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks and backpacks will help the children of the community have a good start in the new school year. The mixer will include appetizers and raffle prizes. More information is available at (928) 635-0273.

SAVE-MTR Community Yard Sale Aug. 1-2

SAVE - Meant to Rescue's annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Aug. 1-2 at the Rodeo Barn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organizers appreciate donations and people may drop them off on July 31 at the Rodeo Barn from noon until 6 p.m.

More information is available from Lupe Sapp at (928) 635-1905 or Robynn Eckel at (928) 635-4726.

Campground programs available throughout July

The Public Lands Interpretive Association will present four programs this coming week. The first program takes place on Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave. This family program will feature storytelling and handouts.

The second program will take place Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at Dogtown Lake Campground amphitheater, and repeat at 7 p.m. at Kaibab Lake Campground amphitheater. Called "Forest Bingo!" attendees will play a game and be tested on their knowledge of the forest.

The third program will be a Nature Walk on Saturday, July 12. Participants can either attend the 10 a.m. walk at White Horse Lake Campground, or the 7 p.m. walk at Dogtown Lake Campground.

Attendees should meet at the campground amphitheaters, bring water, wear appropriate footwear, and be prepared for all weather.

A fourth program will be a talk on for adults at 10 a.m. at the Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave.

Future Tuesday morning Adult Programs will include a book discussion on July 29 at 10 a.m. The book to be discussed will be "Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls. A National Bestseller billed as a "True-Life Novel", the story is a wonderful romp in the local areas of Red Lake, Ash Fork, and Seligman in the early and mid 1900's by the author's grandmother. The book is available at the Williams City Library.

More information about both programs is available by calling Deb Noel at the Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center at (928) 635-4707 or (928) 635-9192.

Williams public library summer reading program Wednesday

The summer reading program at the Williams Public Library has 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.

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.

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.

Registration packets are available at the Williams Elementary-Middle School office.

New cancer support group

A new cancer support group will start meeting on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. The group is open to cancer survivors, the newly diagnosed, those in treatment, caregivers or anyone who would like to encourage people dealing with any form of the disease. More information is available from Dianne Pender at (928) 607-0471 or dpender@tabletoptelephone.com.

Saloon Row ghost tours back in Williams

Saloon Row Ghost Tours' grand reopening takes place the Fourth of July weekend with Roscoe McBride, "undertaker" of Williams.

Daylight ghost tours take place in the same place as the nighttime ghost tours but are not as scary and are great for history buffs and the little ones.

More information about tours is available by contacting Roscoe McBride at (877) 573-6776.

Community birthday calendar available now

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.

T.O.P.S. meets Thursdays

T.O.P.S. Chapter #0541 Health and Wellness Group in Williams meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the North Country Health Care Conference Room, 301 S. Seventh St. More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122 or Cathy at (928) 699-7257.

Kiwanis market open

Kiwanis Club's Route 66 Market Place is now open for the summer. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there will be spaces available to setup to sell your wares. More information is available from Bud at (928) 635 4393.

Cancer support group meets first Sunday of the month

A cancer support group meets on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. The group is open to cancer survivors, the newly diagnosed, those in treatment, caregivers or anyone who would like to encourage people dealing with any form of the disease. More information is available from Dianne Pender at (928) 607-0471 or dpender@tabletoptelephone.com.


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