The tabulations are in and it's official $2,071.00 was earned during the eight hours of the benefit car wash, bake sale and barbecue held Saturday at Bud's Plumbing.
The money will be used to help send 15 Payson High School football players to the University of Nebraska Big Red football school in Lincoln next summer.
Payson High School coach and teacher Bob Hoyt, who helped organize the benefit, said many Nebraska alumni and transplants showed up at the event to show their support. Also, local boosters dropped by and donated without ever having their cars washed.
The turnout, Hoyt said, "was overwhelming, considering (the benefit) was held the day before Easter."
Although the amount raised was substantial, it represents only about one-third of the amount needed to send the youngsters to the camp.
The teens who worked the car wash, along with some parents, agreed the day was a lot of work, but also a good deal of fun.
Hoyt and fellow event organizer Duke Wilbanks are scampering to host another benefit to earn even more camp money.
A possibility, Hoyt said, is a dance at the Mazatzal Casino. Watch the Roundup for details as they become available.
The annual Law vs. Grace basketball game almost always turns into a great deal of fun for players and spectators alike.
The game also represents a great cause it benefits the Payson St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank.
Admission to the showdown is one or two cans of nonperishable food that will eventually be donated to the food bank.
In addition to the admission, a freewill donation will be accepted at halftime of the game. Money received also benefits the food bank.
This year, the clash tips off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday April 13 in the old Payson High School gymnasium.
During the spirited two-hour fray, local law enforcement officers will lock horns with Rim country preachers and ministers.
You can bet the police will bring along a pair of handcuffs to use on any hot-shooting minister who might spell defeat for the boys in blue. But then again, the ministers are a spiritual group, and they might just call for a little divine intervention.
The public is encouraged to attend and enjoy the game and accompanying festivities. For more information, call 474-5440.
The Rim country traditionally produces a few top-10 finishers when AllStar Bass hosts its monthly fishing tournament.
But that wasn't the scenario March 30 at an AllStar couples tournament held at Lake Pleasant.
No local fishing team managed to angle its way to top-10 honors.
The next AllStar Bass Couples tournament is slated for April 20 at San Carlos Lake. Call (480) 894-2775 for more information.