July will probably turn out to be the one of the busiest months of the year for Tonto Village and the surrounding community.
There will be a barbecue and parade sponsored by Ethel and Danny Cain on Saturday, July 5th starting at noon and the parade will start at 1 p.m.
Fire Chief J.R. Alliger announced that he and his volunteer firemen will be holding a silent auction on NASCAR die cast collectible race cars. These cars are not toys, they are beautifully detailed and are quite collectible. Drawings will be held hourly.
Alliger also said that a representative from the Barricade Company will be on hand for hourly demonstrations of this home defense system chemical spray that is sprayed on your home by you for fire protection. A brush truck also will be on display, and the volunteer firemen will demonstrate how the truck operates.
Saturday, July 12, an old-fashioned block party will be held at the Tonto Village Chapel parking lot with Pastor Ken Schroth officiating. There will be games of all kinds, including the Moon Bounce, soft drinks, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers, and snow cones. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. The best part of all this fun and frolicking is that is all free to the Tonto Village community.
Happy Birthday to Kay King and Ethel Cain. Both will be celebrating their birthdays July 7.
Happy anniversary to Rick and Theresa Meeker July 6. They will be celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations to the both of you for such a wonderful marriage.
Pool results for this week include Kara Shaw, JoAnn Kennedy and Ethel Cain. They shot great pool to take first, second and third places on Tuesday during the nine ball tournament on Tuesday evening. On Sunday Doug Paul and JoAnn Kennedy took the two top spots in regular pool.
As I said earlier, this will be a busy week, but that doesn't mean just for Tonto Village. There will be many people who will come up to the Rim country to escape the heat of the desert floor, and there will be our part-time residents who will come to their summer places bringing along extended family and friends. We welcome everyone to our beautiful area, but we must state that each one of us needs to be extremely aware of the fire danger and to keep a watchful eye out for careless and unthinking people who would jeopardize our beautiful forest at such a critical time when our trees are at their most vulnerable time.
If you happen to see any careless behavior, report the incident to the U.S. Forest Service.
Do you have any curtains laying around your home that you really do not want to use again? The Tonto Village Fire Station needs them for two windows. The sizes are one 4-foot-by-5-foot and the other window is 4-foot-by-4-foot. Call the Fire Station at478-4875 if you would like to donate some curtains. Even if they happen to be bigger, they can be sewn to fit.
Columnist Janet Snyder is taking a break from her column to do a little fishing, to relax, and to read a good book. Her next column will appear in the July 18 Roundup.