Village Counts Down To Labor Day Bash

TONTO VILLAGE

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The summer is passing by us at a fast pace. The temperature this morning on my front porch read 54 degrees and the hummingbird feeders are not emptying as fast as they have been all season. Has the migration already started? My family and I have enjoyed the tiny birds all summer. I hate to see them leave.

Big weekend

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The Snyder family has enjoyed these tiny little wonders all summer and the hummers will be missed until next April.

The countdown is on for the biggest bash of the year, when the Tonto Village Fire District Auxiliary puts together everything that we have been planning for months on Saturday, Sept. 1.

The festivities start at 11 a.m. with the lunch of barbecue sandwiches with all the trimmings, a bake sale, an auction, and a raffle.

Volunteer firefighters will be giving blood pressure checks.

This is a chance to take a good look at our newest fire truck addition to our department.

Part of the street will be blocked off to allow for the flow of people from one display to another. The event is the biggest fund-raiser for the auxiliary to help the firefighters. Everyone's support by attending is important. Please come out for great food and fun.

Last-minute addition

There will be a quad and "kids ‘n kritters" parade beginning at 1 p.m. All entries will line up at the chapel and head down Johnson Boulevard with the fire truck in the lead. The parade will stop at the fire station.

Ribbons and coupons for the concessions will be handed out for first, second and third places for the quads and the kids. Flyers have been posted at the Double D Restaurant, if you need more details.

Tonto Village Chapel

Pastor Charles Wilcox announced to the congregation last week that Sept. 30 will be his last day as pastor. Pastor Charlie, as he is affectionately called, has decided to partially retire to take time to enjoy his grandchildren and spend more time with his wife, Brenda. This announcement is very sad news for me. Pastor Charlie was with my husband and I the whole time, as I went through colon cancer surgery. He was like a rock for both of us to lean on.

Pastor Roger Pike of the Star Valley Church will be taking over, until a new pastor is assigned to our most important chapel.

A Men's Breakfast is held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Men, mark your calendar for 7:30 a.m., Sept. 11 for a really good breakfast to start your day.

A potluck luncheon will be held on the second Sunday of the month, Sept. 9. It begins at about 12:30 p.m., after Bible study and to allow enough time for the Star Valley congregation to come to the village.

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