July is the month with an attitude. Any month that begins with a bang-up holiday clearly is shouting, "Hey, look me over." The Fourth of July, that all-American, red, white and blue celebration of our independence, marches in to a Sousa beat. With Payson's love of parades, I'm surprised there isn't one for the Fourth. There are plenty of other things to do, however, from picnics and cookouts (be careful with that outdoor grill) to an afternoon and evening of games, music and fireworks at Green Valley Park. Enjoy, and don't forget to fly your flag.
Two Lifetime Awards for over 4,000 volunteer hours were presented at the recent Retired and Senior Volunteer Recognition Event honoring Rim Country volunteers. Recipients were Eva Prychodnik of the Payson Senior Thrift Store and Bruce Thompson of the Pine Senior Center and Thrift Shop. The two also received gold awards along with Rosalind Schuerer of the Payson Senior Center and Barbara Gustafson of Rim Country Museum and Museum of Rim Country Archaeology. Our congratulations and thanks to all.
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
A visiting nurse from Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens will be at the Center, 914 W. Main St., from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 5 to do blood pressure and blood sugar testing. There is no charge for this service and no appointment is needed.
A Lifestyle Seminar is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. July 5. Age Alert Wellness Classes are held beginning at 10:45 a.m. Thursdays.
For information, call (928) 474-4876 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.