Mead and Collins Ranches reached a long-sought-after milestone on Friday, May 7. The dedication of a fire plug took place with plenty of fanfare to commemorate the long hard struggle to accomplish this very needed addition to Station 62, a part of the Tonto Village Fire Department.
Assistant Chief Wally Onizchak told me that the water pressure is now three times faster than before with 60 pounds of pressure coming out of the hoses. The fire truck was put to the test to show off the new fire plug and since it is located on a corner, the truck will have access for turnarounds. Mead and Collins Ranches are now much safer from fires because of the perseverance of those dedicated people. Congratulations to your success.
Tonto Village Fire District
The monthly fire board meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at the fire station. This will be an important meeting to everyone within the district since the tentative budget will be presented and voted on.
The fifth annual reunion of Danny and Ethel Cain's foster children took place last weekend at Rumsey Park. There were about 35 in attendance. Over the years, about 15 in all, since Danny and Ethel became foster parents, they have helped raise about 14 children.
Amy Eldredge, daughter of Jeff and Darlane Leonard of Tonto Village III, will be among the graduates of Payson High School this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Amy has distinguished herself by becoming a National Honor Society inductee this past year with a 3.56 G.P.A. Amy has aspirations of continuing her formal education at either South Mountain Junior College or Mesa Community College, majoring in biology and art. Amy has also worked part-time as a waitress and cook at the Double D Restaurant for about a year. She is quite a ambitious young lady and all of Tonto Village wish her the best of luck.
Birthdays, etc. ...
Grant Coley of Tonto Village II, will be celebrating his big day on Tuesday, May 25. Grant will become a permanent resident of the village this year.
Mike Preston of Tonto Village III, will also be celebrating his birthday on May 25.
Alice Andreas of Tonto Village III will be adding another candle on her birthday cake on May 27. Happy birthday to all of you.
Pool cues ...
The Sunday pool games will become a bit more competitive with the addition of a $50 prize. The money will go to the first place winner, so chalk up those cue sticks, and give it your best shot at winning the prize.
The ladies' Tuesday evening pool tournament was held at the Double D and Patty Boeschling, Phyllis Mullen and Candy Hart shot for the three top spots.
Don't forget the new fire truck will be unveiled, along with a ‘Kids N Kritters' Parade and decorated quads on May 29. All the action gets started at 1 p.m. Get those quads decorated, there will be a trophy awarded to the best decorated quad for this year.