This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Copperstate Jam at the (Tonto) Apache gym.
This basketball tournament directed by the Shelby School and sponsored by local Payson businesses was certainly a credit to our town. Teams from all over Arizona were represented, including the "Team America" from Phoenix. The Frozen Cow Deli and Ice Cream parlor set up tents and served man-size sandwiches and drinks from 8 a.m. until after dark Saturday and Sunday.
The all-volunteer help guided by Steve and Marlow Rensch are to be thanked by the entire Payson community for their excellent program. Look for the winter Jam in January.
And they tell me there is nothing for the youngsters of Payson. I do not recall seeing one town youngster either day.
Jack Sheahan, Payson