4/27/2010 1:19:00 PM Around Williams: Week of April 28, 2010 Postal food drive May 8
Officials at the Williams Post Office remind everyone that on May 8, a food drive will be held. Mail carriers will pick up non-perishable food items from mailboxes throughout the day. All food will remain in Williams and will be distributed by the Williams Food Bank. Studio 9 is having a raffle featuring a basket of products worth $200. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the food bank. The drawing is May 9.
County's financial challenges topic of meeting
Coconino County Supervisor Matt Ryan is hosting an open public meeting tomorrow from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Williams Elementary-Middle School, 601 N. Seventh St. Ryan will brief residents on the county's financial situation and how it is addressing its current and future financial challenges.
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors understands that this is a very difficult time for residents, businesses and communities. The board has had to make some difficult decisions, and is facing even more difficult decisions over the next several years.
For more information regarding the public meeting, please contact Lucinda Andreani in the County Manager's Office at (928) 679-7166 or e-mail email@example.com.
Spring cleaning sale Saturday
Be sure to come out to the Sultana Theater on Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for a spring cleaning sale.
The entire town is invited to sell those items you are not using anymore and put some extra cash in your pockets. The sale will benefit "SAVE-MTR" (Meant To Rescue) Animal Holding Facility in Williams. Clean out your closets, cabinets and move it forward. Someone's junk is another one's treasure! To reserve your table to sell for a donation of $15 per table, call Nadine at (928) 637-3789.
AARP driving safety class May 25
An AARP driving safety class will be held 12:30-4:30 p.m. May 25 at city hall, 113 S. First St. For more information or to register, call (623) 696-8992.
Ash Fork Auxiliary offers Mother's Day brunch
The Ash Fork American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Mother's Day brunch potluck 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 8. All women of the community and their children are invited. The theme is "A Mother's Apron Strings." Everyone is asked to wear an apron. There will be prizes for the prettiest and funniest aprons.
Donate blood, win prizes
Through Friday, northern Arizona blood donors can earn Diamondback suite tickets.
Did you know your single donation can save several lives because blood can be separated into components? Donate blood in April to be automatically entered to win one of 25 pairs of suite tickets to see the Diamondbacks take on the San Francisco Giants on May 20.
Blood donations will be accepted 12:30-5 p.m. today at Ash Fork Schools, 46999 N. Fifth St., Ash Fork; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. tomorrow at Williams High School, 440 S. Seventh St.
To make an appointment, call 1-877-448-GIVE or visit www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.
Planning begins for 2011 HOG Rally
HOG Rally 2011 proposals are now being accepted. If your business would like to participate or contribute in some way, please contact Sue Atkinson at the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 635-0273, ext. 210. The deadline for acceptance is Friday.
Diabetes support returns May 6
The Williams Diabetes Support Group will resume meetings 10:30 a.m. May 6 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.
Speaker Rose Marie Rincon will discuss the top five ways to take control of diabetes. The interactive meeting is free to all that want to know more about diabetes.
For more information, call Rincon at (928) 635-4897.
National Train Day May 8-9
Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) presents National Train Day May 8-9. GCR will celebrate with lots of train activities including special locomotive and caboose tours and model train layouts, live entertainment and a special running of the Cataract Creek Rambler steam engine. To find out more, visit www.thetrain.com.
Run for the Wall returns May 19
The American Legion Cordova Post No. 13 will be hosting Run for the Wall on May 19. Approximately 550 veterans from all wars and their supporters will be here. Most of them will be on motorcycles.
Their mission is to create support for accountability for American prisoners of war and missing in action from all wars, and to help those injured by war to heal. This 10-day cross-country journey will include ceremonies with veterans and civic organizations.
The American Legion will be hosting a barbecue for them. They are seeking donations for food and supplies to help with this important day.
For more information and how to help, contact Don Buffington at (928) 607-5676 or George Rojas at (209) 915-0733.