We would like to thank all those who attended the Beeline Cruise In and Charity Auto Show and contributed to The Gateway Project. Your donations and purchase of raffle tickets for our desk-sized bronze elk replica of the life-sized elk for the roundabout are really appreciated. The members of our committee, which are fewer than ten, are dedicated to a dream of landscaping and placing a life-sized bronze elk in the roundabout and making that intersection something special in the Rim Country for those traveling through our communities.
At the Auto Show, we received comments such as, "When will the project be finished?" and "There are some people who don't understand how to enter the roundabout." There are a lot of people who have helped us and it is a matter of raising funds to pay for the project. Our committee is prepared to raise the funds, even if it is one dollar at a time. The Town of Payson is helping us with staff support at this time. They feel it is those who live in the Rim Country who should support and have ownership of the project.
We have been in touch with the Arizona Department of Transportation and have requested that they support our efforts to educate drivers how and when to enter the intersection. When you took your driving test, one of the answers was, "When entering an intersection, yield to those on your right, they have the right of way." That basically is what it is all about when entering the roundabout.
We will continue to be visible in the community in our fund-raising events. If you would like to contribute a dollar or more, you will have our thanks. If you would like to join our committee and be a volunteer, contact Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 or Bob Hibbert at (928) 468-2234. Thanks again for your support.
Bob Hibbert, Payson