>Explore Kartchner Caverns
Experience one of Arizona's most unusual state parks. Tour a living limestone cave featuring dynamic structures such as stalactites, stalagmites and other unusual formations. This daytrip will take place Dec. 3. The cost is $43 per person, which includes the motorcoach and park entrance fee. Registration is currently being accepted at the parks and recreation office until Nov. 2. There are only two seats left, so sign up now.
Trunk-or-Treat volunteers wanted
The plans have begun for this year's Trunk-or-Treat. This program gives local youth a fun and safe place to trick-or-treat. This event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Payson Event Center. This year will have a haunted house hosted by Mazatzal Casino. Be sure to mark your calendars for this one. If you would like to be a part of this event, call 474-5242, ext. 272, to be placed on our waiting list.
Turkey Trot 5K
This year's 3.1-mile fitness race/walk will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Green Valley Park. The entry fee is $15 per person (pre-registration) or $20 per person after 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. All pre-registered participants will receive a souvenir race shirt. Registration is currently being accepted at the parks and recreation office.
Divisions will include second-, third- and fourth-grades. Games may be played on Saturdays and during the week. Because of the large number of participants and the lack of gym space, leagues will play at different times during the year. Registration is currently being accepted for second-, third- and fourth-grades at the parks and recreation office through today (Oct. 11). Participation fee is $20 per child and includes a T-shirt, a minimum of 10 games, and an end-of-the season pizza party.
Registration for Women's and Men's Volleyball begins Monday, Nov. 4. Registration for the Youth Tumbling Camp and Youth Wrestling Camp begins Monday, Jan. 6.
Due to the continued fire danger, charcoal, wood fires, candles and open flames of any kind are prohibited within the Payson parks system. Anyone wishing to cook food in the park should use a gas grill.