Bill and I needed to go to Payson this past Friday and we were taken aback by the amount of traffic that greeted us as we made our way through town to take care of our errands. If the cars and RVs are any indication, I would venture to guess that our tourist season is in full swing.
We noticed that some of the campgrounds in our area are also open, such as Ponderosa, Christopher Creek and upper Horton Creek. The fishing season has also started, with the stocking of the creeks this month. I would venture to guess that this summer will be a busy time in our small corner of the world. I called Rancho Tonto, Catch A Trout on the Tonto Creek and Brenda and Randy Slapnicka are working feverishly to open their facility this weekend. What a great place to catch a large trout. Grandparents, this is a great spot to take your grandchildren if you don't want to hop around rocks to catch a trout. If you want more information on what the facility has to offer, call (928) 478-0303.
Our local charter school will be putting on their first play this evening at 7 p.m. at the Church of Holy Nativity, 1414 N. Easy St. in Payson in Crawford Hall. Price of admission will be $2 for adults and students under 12 are free. The play is called Alice in Rodeoland. The play was written by Jan Romberger of Flagstaff and adapted by Elizabeth Silver to be performed by the students of Shelby School. There are many people involved in putting this play together, just a few of the actors are Amanda Alspaugh, Tessa Karrys, Olivia Jones, Molly Garrett, Liz Holl, Kayla Kamp, Joseph Farris, Grayson Brooks and Josh Namin of Kohl's Ranch. Break a Leg, everybody, I am sure that the play will be a success.
Thompson Draw II
Congratulations to Terri Luke. Terri has been designated the community relations specialist for Big Brother, Big Sisters this past April. Terri will be helping to lead our youth through mentoring and to help foster a positive friendship through every day experiences.
Terri is looking for volunteers to assist the young people in after-school activities and to possibly help in a in-school program.
If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise for this worthwhile organization, please contact Terri at (928) 478-5018 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonto Village Fire District
The Fire Sirens Auxiliary will be co-sponsoring a pancake breakfast and bake sale with the Fire Belles Auxiliary of Christopher Creek on Saturday, May 28 beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m. The bake sale will continue until all baked goods are sold. There will be also be an ice cream social the first week in July and a pie sale some time in August and October. Look for dates and times in future columns.
Phon and Dara Sutton became grandparents for the ninth time this past week when baby girl, Savannah Joy came into the world on Monday, April 25 , weighing in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Savannah's proud parents are Deborah and Titus Faber of Chandler. Congratulations to the parents and grandparents.
Pool tournament results
Patty Boeschling, Britanee Fitch and Betty Koutz were the top winners of the Tuesday evening Ladies pool tournament played at the Double D. There are no results on the Sunday Tourney for the lack of players. Where is everybody? Chalk up those pool sticks and head on over to the Double D for a friendly but competitive game of nine ball.