Many Make 4-H Show A Success


Gila County 4-H Youth Development Agent Lani Hall has a big "thank-you" for all those who helped stage the highly successful horse show Friday and Saturday at the Payson Event Center.

The help of the sponsors and the sportsmanship shown by the entrants made the show a huge hit, she said.


The 4-H horse show held July 29 and 30 at Payson Event Center was a big success, thanks to assistance from local volunteers.

The volunteers Hall would like to pat on the back include Lauralee Connolly, Glen and Nancy Jamison, Wendell Stevens, Susie Belcher, Shari Patterson, Trey and Lynn Hayworth, the Payson FFA members and the Payson Parks and Recreation Department.

The businesses who provided support included Sunstate Equipment, Steve Perry of Pepsi Cola, and the Umbenhauer family from Rim Country Hay and Grain.

Without the volunteer help and business support, worthwhile youth programs like 4-H could not be put on, Hall said.

Hit the links for PAHH

Kim Muller of Pioneer Title and Payson Area Habitat for Humanity Fund-raising Chairman Bob Charameda are predicting another banner outing when the Ninth Annual Pioneer Title PAHH Golf Tournament is played 8 a.m., Aug. 13 at Payson Golf Course.

The pair say a full field of 108 players is expected to participate in the fray.

Among the attractions of the tourney is a variety of prizes and raffle items that have been rounded up by tournament volunteers Tom and Kim Rothwell.

A hole-in-one challenge with a substantial cash prize is planned along with other contests.

The entry fee is $75 per person or $55 for members of the Payson Golf Course. Tournament directors will accept individual entries or foursomes.

Entry forms are available at Pioneer Title Agency, the Chamber of Commerce, the Payson Roundup or the PAHH office at 1013 S. Goodfellow Rd.

Flag football signup

Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 years have until Aug. 3 to register for play in the town parks and recreation-sponsored NFL Flag Football. Registration may be completed at the P&R offices located at Green Valley Park. The fee is $25 per player. Games begin the week of Aug. 29 and will continue for about five weeks. For more information, call (928) 474-5242. ext. 7.

Christmas for Kids

The Payson Public Safety Christmas for Kids benefit golf tournament tee time has changed.

According to tournament director Matt Van Camp the new tee time is at 8 a.m. Originally the tournament was to tee off at 11 a.m., Aug. 27 at Payson Golf Course.

The annual benefit will also feature a barbecued steak dinner to be served at 6 p.m., Aug. 26, that will be prepared by Albert and Charlene Hunt.

For entry forms or more information, call Van Camp at 474-5177, ext 251.

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