The Labor Day Weekend barbecue and parade is just around the corner on Saturday, Aug. 31. This event is the most important happening for the auxiliary to the Tonto Village Fire District, and is the biggest fund-raiser for the year.
All activities start at noon on the patio at the Double D Restaurant with our famous pit barbecue beef and pork, and the Kids N' Kritter parade at 1 p.m. along with showing off our fire equipment. There's free ice cream cones at the fire house for the kids who participate. Other activities will be a cupcake walk, and the infamous chicken drop, put on by Jimmy Rabbit's chickens.
Carol Fulp is running the bake sale again this year, so call her at 478-4839 for your donated baked goods.
There will be something new this year, "Casino Fun.' The equipment and gaming is owned by The Valley Firefighters in Phoenix, they help rural volunteer fire districts around the state with their expertise and equipment to help raise money for fire equipment. If you are interested in knowing how to play Blackjack, Craps or Roulette, they will be instructing prospective players from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The actual games will start at 3 p.m. No money will be on the tables, your monetary donation will be
exchanged for chips and the chips will be exchanged for raffle tickets for donated prizes. Make sure you set aside August 31st for a great day of fun for Tonto village. Extra parking will be at the Tonto village Chapel parking lot. See you then.
Giant yard sale
On Aug. 16 and 17, the whole village is putting on a giant yard sale at individual homes starting at 8 a.m. and going until 4 p.m. There will be signs posted at each house that will be participating. One of the houses, at lot #214, will be for the auxiliary to the Tonto Village Fire District.
Come on out and get in on some great bargains. My husband and I are also participating, so see you at my house.
Pool winners for this week include Harvey Poyner, Doug Paul and Phyllis Mullen for Sunday's mixed eight-ball tournament and Tuesday's winners for the ladies nine-ball match were Phyllis Mullen, Patty Boeschling and Linda Stailey. It looks like Phyllis Mullen's cue stick is really hot. Congratulations to all the winners.
This is the last chance for the owner to claim a hand-held CB radio that was found on the road by one of our neighbors in the village.
If you lost a CB radio, call me with a description and it is yours. My number is 478-4606.