3/23/2010 1:58:00 AM Around Williams: Week of March 24, 2010 March for Meals Saturday
Everyone is invited to join the March for Meals Walk-A-Thon at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave. The walk will start at the center and goes to the town clock at the corner of Grand Canyon Boulevard and Railroad Avenue.
Walkers, sponsors and donations are needed and teams are welcome. Funds will be matched by MOWAA, Harrahs Entertainment and the Feinstein Foundation. All donations are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit the Williams Senior Nutrition Program.
For more information, call Max Bishop at (928) 679-7485.
Mix it up at Pancho's
A Chamber Ambassador mixer is open to all 5-7 p.m. Friday at Pancho McGillicuddy's Southwestern Bar and Grill, 141 W. Railroad Ave.
This month's 50/50 drawing recipient is the Williams Senior Meals on Wheels program.
The Chamber Ambassadors will mix things up 5-7 p.m. April 7 at Los Hermanos Café, 106 S. Third St. Hosts and owners Teresa Madrid and Francisco Leonet will be on hand to welcome one and all. The 50/50 drawing will benefit the Mexican Fiesta Committee.
Golden Eagle Distributors is sponsoring all mixers this year.
Preschool screening April 8
Williams Public Schools will be screening preschool children between the ages of 3-5 on April 8. The screening will be held at the Williams Elementary-Middle School from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The purpose of the preschool screening is to identify children with special needs. Any preschooler who is having difficulty in the areas of vision, speech, language, coordination, movement, or learning are recommended for screening. Children showing significant problems in the above mentioned areas on the screening would then be recommended for further evaluation by the district special education staff. Those children identified as having handicapping conditions would then be eligible to receive special education services/therapy, tuition-free, through the district developmental preschool program located at Williams Elementary School.
The special needs qualification process begins with the Child Find screening and may be extended to include a developmental and psycho-educational evaluation. Enrollment as a special needs student cannot occur until all steps of the process have been concluded.
Please bring a certified copy of the child's birth certificate and immunization records at the time of the scheduled appointment for preschool screening.
If you have any questions regarding your preschooler's development or the district preschool program, please contact Mrs. Dukeman at 635-4428, ext. 316 to schedule an appointment for the Child Find screening to be held on April 1 for kindergarten and April 8 for preschool.
Teen job fair offered
Ongoing monthly career workshops to help local teens will be offered. The next workshop begins at 4 p.m. March 31 at the Masonic Lodge, corner of Route 66 and Third Street. Learn how to write a resume, business etiquette, how to interview properly, dress for success and more.
Cemetery Committee makes plans
The Williams Cemetery Committee held its first meeting and established a program of work to clean up this area. Committee members are Carol Glassburn, Ruth Sanzari, Pat Garvey, Joanna Pettit, Anita Stilwell and Bobbie Rohanna.
The program of work for this year will include raking the entire cemetery, establishing signage, grading roads, removal of dead trees and underbrush, benches, clean up area of the unknown soldiers, and checking markers for veterans' plots. The committee would like to install a kiosk with a map of the cemetery. At some point, the committee would like to establish an adopt-an-area for cleaning.
A workday has been scheduled for April 24 starting at 9 a.m. at the cemetery. This is the local Rotary Club's scheduled workday for their region and they, along with hopefully many others, will be out cleaning and raking. This will coincide with Williams Clean and Beautiful cleanup day. Clean and Beautiful will provide hamburgers and hot dogs at noon at the Visitor Center.
The committee needs all the help they can get to get this cemetery cleaned up properly so it can remain that way.
For more information, contact Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503 or (928) 600-3493.
Scholarship fundraiser Saturday
Inspirations and Junior Inspirations presents a Future for Youth Scholarships fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Williams-Grand Canyon Masonic Lodge No. 38, corner of Third Street and Route 66.
A Mexican dinner will be served. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and children under age 5 eat free. A chairlift is available to assist those going upstairs. Raffle tickets will be available at the door for $2.
Food bank needs donations
The Williams Food Bank is seeking donations for the Annual Easter Food Drive. Donations are always welcome and can be made at the food bank, 200 S. Ninth St. For more information on how you can help, call Guy or Angie Mikkelsen at (928) 635-2913.
Lions Club seeks additions
The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send the 2010-2011 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. If you have any additions, corrections or deletions to the 43rd issue of this Williams tradition, contact your favorite Lion or calendar chair Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366.
New customers are also welcome to have their family's birthdays and anniversaries listed. Calendars will be sold for $7 each.