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6/4/2013 10:05:00 AM
Around Williams: week of June 5
Williams-Grand Canyon News


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 www.challengersports.com. More information is also available from local coordinator Karre Jo Santana at (928) 699-1574 or kjsantana@aol.com.

Potluck Sunday

A potluck sendoff for Nancy Satallante will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. Satallante is leaving the community after six years. at the Sultana Theater. Teresa Stevens and Amber Kunselman will play host to the event.

Chamber Ambassadors meeting today

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on an Ambassador Program meeting and orientation at 9 a.m. today at the chamber office. The chamber invites current ambassadors and those interested in becoming ambassadors to attend. The Ambassador Program provides volunteer assistance for chamber events. More information is available from Pimi Bennett at (928) 635-0273, extension 203.

Garden plots available

The St. Johns 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.

Friday dinner at St. Joseph's

A Friday night dinner featuring corned beef and cabbage with dessert takes place Friday at 6 p.m. at St Joseph's on 9th and Grant. Meals are $5.

Community birthday calendars available

The 46th issue of the Williams Lions Club Community Birthday Calendars is available. Calendars are available by contacting any club member or by calling Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366.

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 who wants to volunteer may call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday

TOPS Chapter 0541 has moved its meetings to Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122

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.

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.

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 seeks board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patricca, 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 friends@williamsaquaticcenter.org or Edie at ehpoh@aol.com.

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, www.williamssportsmansclub.org, 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.

Youth football registration now open

Williams Youth Football registration for the 2013 Football/Cheer Season is now open.

Tigers football, 5-8 years old is $95. Bengals football, 9-11 years old is $105. Cheer teams, 5-8 years old and 9-11 years old is $75.

Practice starts Aug. 5 and the season ends by November.

Space is limited.

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.

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 owners license all dogs within Williams city limits. Owners must renew licenses annually. Licenses are good through 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.


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