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5/21/2013 10:05:00 AM
Around Williams: week of May 22
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Choir concert Saturday

Williams churches will come together as a community choir to present a free concert called "Celebrate America." The concert is Saturday, May 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Babbitt Polson Warehouse Stage near the Williams Visitors Center. The event will honor veterans and commemorate Memorial Day Weekend. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Williams resident and composer Ted Nichols will direct the choir.

Cleanup Day June 1

Residents can get rid of debris and waste materials at the 2013 Community Cleanup Day. The free event takes place June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the city of Williams transfer station (at Airport Road and Frank Way behind the rodeo grounds). Organizers are accepting tree trimmings and pine needles, bulky residential waste, waste tires without rims, waste oil, mixed household recyclables and household electronics. Coconino County, the U.S. Forest Service and the Williams Clean and Beautiful Committee are putting on the event. More information is available from Ron Hollamon with Coconino County Public Works at (928) 679-8300.

Soccer camp registration now open

The Williams American Youth Soccer Organization is bringing the Challenger British Soccer Camp to town this summer. The camp is from June 17-21 at Williams Elementary-Middle School. The camp package includes a free soccer ball and T-shirt, individual evaluation, coaching by the pros from the U.K. and end of camp gift. Camps are available for ages 3 to 18. More information and registration is available at More information is also available from local coordinator Karre Jo Santana at (928) 699-1574 or

Golf tourney June 1

The Williams Volunteer Fire Department will play host to its 12th Fire Prevention Golf Tournament June 1 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament is a four-man scramble format. The cost per four-person team is $280 or $70 per individual player before May 26. After that, the cost for teams is $320 and the cost for individual players is $80. Entry forms are due by May 25. Lunch and an award ceremony will occur after the tournament. Golfers eat free and lunch for non-golfers is $5. Organizers will be selling raffle tickets. More information is available from Jeff Pettit at (928) 607-0869.

Save-Meant to Rescue yard sale donations needed

The Save-Meant to Rescue (MTR) group is putting on a yard sale at the Rodeo Barn on May 18 and needs "gently used" spring cleaning items. Those wishing to donate can drop off items at 326 Fourth St. but should call (928) 635-1571 before delivery. Those with questions can call Lupe at (928) 635-1905.

City dog licenses available

Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs must be licensed within the City of Williams if living within city limits. Licenses must be renewed annually and are good starting Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.

Lions Club looking for calendar submissions

The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send its 2013-14 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. Those with additions, corrections or deletions may contact any Lions Club member or Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366. The Lions Club welcomes new birthday and anniversary listings. Calendars are $7 and will be available in June

VFW Ladies Auxiliary accepting new members

The Matthew James Broehm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12128 in Williams is seeking new members for the Ladies Auxiliary. Current members of another post are welcome to transfer. New members must have served in a foreign war or qualify through eligible family members. The post meets every second Thursday of the month at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 in Williams. More information is available from Rose Yaw at (928) 635-4475.

Friends of Aquatic Center seek board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patriccia, Beth Michelson and Edie Phillips serve on the board.

Board members would attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills would also be helpful.

Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at or Edie at

Aquatic Center golf tourney June 8

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center will play host to its fourth annual golf tournament June 8 at 7:30 a.m. After the golf tournament, a deep-pit beef and pork barbeque with side dishes will take place in the pavilion at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The barbeque is open to golfers and non-golfers.

Organizers need about five people to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up from about 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Helpers will receive a free meal.

Those unable to volunteer time can help by donating desserts.

More information is available from Edie at 635-4784 or

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 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 can 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.

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. The club's website,, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box. 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.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

St. John's Inspirations Community Gardens plots available

The St. John's Inspirations Community Garden has garden plots available for community use this growing season.

Participation is open to all community members.

St. John's provides the plots and water for free. More information is available from Karen at (928) 635-2275 or Reverend Ann Johnson at (928) 556-8656.

Diabetes support group information

The Williams Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Healthcare Center.

The meetings are free. More information is available from Kate Cornell at (928) 221-0624.

Free rides for cancer patients

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children.

More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

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