Q: What's going on with Payson Community Kids? I haven't seen any stories about them lately.
A: Plenty, as usual. Watch the Roundup for an article on the group's annual back-to-school drive to provide clothes and supplies to qualified low-income children. Donations of any size clothes, backpacks and school and art supplies can be dropped off at the Payson Public Library, the Payson Police Department or Community Development Building at Payson Town Hall, or at either Payson Fire Department station. The Rim Country Classic Car Club recently gave PCK $1,000. Other recipients of the club's generosity included Hospice, Special Olympics, the Time Out Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Payson Humane Society.
Q: They're finishing the bathrooms at Green Valley Park this week. What was the cost of the project, and who built it?
A: Wal-Con, Inc., of Scottsdale, built the new rest rooms on the south side of the main lake at Green Valley Park. The project cost $92,000, and for the quality, it was quite the deal, according to Parks and Recreation director Bill Schwind. "Based on what we know, the things we deal with in public rest rooms -- this is solid concrete," he said. "The cost, maintenance, long-term upkeep and the like -- that was our justification for going this route."
Once the final inspection is done next week, the new facilities will be open to the public.
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