Tonto Village hummed with activity this past weekend. There were residents who have not been here since Labor Day checking out their cabins and catching up on the news of the Village.
They also got a look at our new fire truck. A champagne toast to the new 2004 Freightliner was made by the fire Chief J.R. Alliger along with the volunteer firemen and some of the auxiliary members. Ice cream sandwiches were handed out to everyone by the fire department.
The Kids ‘n' Kritter parade started out with a bang, literally, with a small cannon. The winner was Helena Galloway with her pony, Jiminy Cricket. Helena is the 9-year-old daughter of Rick and Shelby Galloway. Congratulations.
Charles "Pete" Koutz showed off his old (1927?) model T Ford, which is always a treat for everyone to see.
Tonto Village Fire Board
The monthly meeting of the Tonto Village Fire Board will be at 10 a.m., June 12 at the fire station. The meeting is open to the public and open discussion is encouraged.
Restrictions are still in effect, no open fires are permitted and no one is allowed in the forest north of the Control Road. Alliger is looking for volunteers to man a check station at the beginning of the Control Road on weekends. If you would like to help out, call the chief at the fire station, (928) 478-4875.
Tonto Village Chapel
Pastor Ken Schroth is inviting everyone in the Village and surrounding area to their third annual barbecue to be held in the parking lot of the church on June 12th. There will be a Moon Bounce for the children and plenty of food, such as popcorn, snow cones, drinks and hot dogs for everyone. The fun will get started at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Look for the opening date of Vacation Bible School, It will be announced in a few weeks. The contact person will be Rita Spalink. She can be reached at (928) 478 0442.
Don't forget that there is now a permanent place for playing dominoes on Wednesday afternoons. All the fun and competition starts at 1 p.m. at the community room of the Tonto Village Chapel. Come and join us for an afternoon of laughter and friendship.
Even though there was so much going on this weekend, there was still time for a pool tournament Sunday. Cliff Landrum shot a great game of pool and won the $50 prize.
This past Tuesday, the ladies took over the pool tables and Ethel Cain, Patty Boeschling and Michelle Grundy were the big winners.
Things I've learned ...
I received this from the Internet from a good friend of mine. The article was entitled "Things I have Learned Over the Years ... for instance ...
Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it was a valuable plant.
How about this one: How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?