Wild West Wedding Offered Guests Unique Experience

TONTO VILLAGE

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My husband Bill and I were invited to the wedding of Angela Meeker and Dylan Glass this past weekend on May 5. Angela is the daughter of Rick and Theresa Meeker of Scottsdale and Tonto Village II. It was a most unusual wedding. The ceremony took place at Rawhide Western Town at Wild Horse Pass at sundown. The wedding party was dressed as Black Bart and saloon girls. The ceremony was held in a corral and included a cowboy who objected to the wedding, and the father of the bride had to use his shotgun to quiet the objection. A reception was held after the ceremony at the steakhouse.

The whole experience was an exciting one. While the professional pictures of the wedding party were being taken, the guests were encouraged to visit the specialty shops that make up the town. Angela and Dylan will reside in Mesa after a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, and they will come to Tonto Village with their parents to go fishing after their return.

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Angela Meeker and Dylan Glass cut their wedding cake this past weekend.

Tonto Village Fire District

Chief Alliger reports that fire restrictions are now in place until further notice. The red flags are up and flying, which means no open burning is permitted, including no smoking and no campfires. No motorized vehicles will be allowed in the forest except on designated forest roads, such as the 29 Road or the 65 Road. No vehicle is allowed in the "island" in Tonto Village. All vehicles must be legally registered, licensed and insured. Stiff fines have been put into place for violators by the Forest Service.

The Memorial Day breakfast sponsored by the Tonto Village Fire Department Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, May 27, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Tonto Village Chapel. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice. Breakfast burritos with chorizo will also be available. The cost will be $4 per person and $2 for kids ages 5 and up. This event is the first fund-raiser of the year for the auxiliary. So, mark your calendar and please come and support your fire department and enjoy a great breakfast cooked by the gals of the auxiliary.

Pool results

The Double D gals swept the nine-ball pool tournament held this past Tuesday evening at the Double D. Payge Ferreira, Betty Koutz and Margaret Stasney were the top shooters of the evening. Way to go, gals!

There was no eight-ball tournament held on Sunday afternoon. Ethel Cain reported that there were not enough players to make up a tournament. Come on, villagers, take a few hours out of your day, and around 3 p.m. head on out to the "D" and take your chances on the green felt. You might even out shoot Cliff.

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