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There are still at least 125 moments over the weekend to find fun at the 125th Anniversary of Payson celebration:

SATURDAY EVENTS

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"These many tickets equal 20 bucks," at least according to Mike Vogel. They are raffle tickets for any number of items on the table behind him. Many tickets were purchased at the Beer & Brats gathering on the grass at the Northern Gila County Museum grounds Wednesday.

Breakfast with Mayor Bob Edwards and and Town Historian Jinx Pyle

7:30 a.m., Main Street Grille

Hear stories about the haunted Journigan House. Tickets: $10 each

Timeline Parade

9 a.m., Main Street

The Red Hat Society, APS clowns, Bison Ranch Percherons, Artists of the Rim Gallery and the Community Presbyterian Church (the first church in Payson) are among several dozen entrants in the Timeline Parade.

At various points along Main Street, costumed characters (including Dick Wolfe, Penny Minturn, Parry Morton and Marguerite Young) will descend from floats to spend the morning regaling parade-watchers with stories and historic action scenes of Payson and the West.

Author and cowboy Jinx Pyle will be at his store, Git A Rope, telling tales.

Shelley Wayland will give tours of the old Stewart Home, now, Body Elegance Day Spa.

Old-Fashioned Cake Walk

11 a.m., in front of the Womans Club

There will be a contest for the best-decorated cakes.

Categories are: Best Western Heritage Cake, Best "Fun" Kids Cake, Best "Classic Decoration" and Best Professional or Commercial Entry.

A traditional cake walk will follow.

Tickets are $2 per round for the chance to take home a cake.

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Getting ready to start their mock council meeting from 1882, photo left, are from left to right: Mike Vogel, Su Connell, Bobby Davis, Bob Edwards, John Wilson, Leon Keddington and Ed Blair. Some of the members of the mock council are present-day council members. Other persons are prominent members of the business community.

Music at Pioneer Park

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., NW corner of Main and McLane

Kate and Sue will perform and also be masters of ceremonies for the costume contest.

Heritage Costume Judging will take place at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park Categories: authentic and reproduced.

Silent Auction of Logo ArtView art, Artists of the Rim Gallery on Saturday.

The Heritage Quilt Show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in the historic Rock Building at Julia Randall Elementary School.

Nearly 100 quilts dating from the 1880s to the 1980s will be showcased at the Third Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup.

At 2 p.m., Karen Housner, a certified quilt appraiser will present "The Care and Feeding of Treasured Quilts."

The $2 show admission includes the lecture. Children under five are free.

Raffle tickets for the quilt especially designed and quilted for the 125th are $1 each or six for $5

Art in the Park

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Green Valley Park

The show features the Western art of many local artists.

Western Heritage Festival at Green Valley Park

  • Authors of the West will be on hand to tell stories and sign their books.

Authors include Jay Kemp, Gerri Sanders, Daughters of the Gila County Pioneers and Leland Hanchet.

  • Games for children and teens:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Western Village near the Haught cabin

Youths can build a hanging mobile, make paper quilt squares and play with Lincoln Logs.

2 to 7 p.m. Youths can enter sack and wheelbarrow race,s plus hula-hoop contests.

  • Music near the Museum

10:30 a.m. Johnny Richards

11 a.m. Lee Silby

11:30 a.m. Eddie Armer

Youth will have a chance to dance at noon.

12:30 p.m. The Ellington Family

1 p.m. The Ron Gibson Band

1:30 p.m. Joe Miracle

  • Mini Mystique Horse Drill Team

1:30 p.m. Performance is near the bandstand.

  • Old Fashioned Jam session and KCMA radio live remote

2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the bandstand

Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play, just as they did when Payson was younger.

  • Quilt Cake: It will be on display in the afternoon near the bandstand.
  • Barbecue Mystery Dinner

5:30 p.m., at the bandstand

Eat dinner and watch a fine acting troupe and try to decide who murdered Zane Grey's chef.

Tickets: $10 each

  • Light the Lake

7 p.m., at the big lake near the museum

Anyone who wishes to may light a candle and set it afloat for a small donation.

SUNDAY EVENTS

Heritage Quilt Show

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, in the historic Rock Building at Julia Randall Elementary School

Nearly 100 quilts dating from the 1880s to the 1950s will be showcased at the Third Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup.

At 2 p.m., Karen Housner, a certified quilt appraiser will present "Old Quilt Tops: To Quilt or Not" at 2 p.m.

$2 show admission includes the lecture. Children under five are free.

Raffle of the special quilt designed for the 125th celebration.

The fun moves to the Payson Event Center Sunday.

There is no gate fee for any of Sunday's events at the event center across from the Mazatzal Casino, however, the 125th is donating the proceeds to the Payson Humane Society.

12:15 p.m. Dutch Oven cooking demonstrations from an authentic chuckwagon.

Tickets, $15 for the dinner that will be served at 5:15 p.m.

1 p.m. Dressage and Jumping Exhibition

1:30 p.m. Icelandic Horse Demonstration

1:45 p.m. Driving Exhibition by the Bison Percheron Hitch

2:15 p.m. Ranch Horse Exhibition

3 p.m. Barrel and Pole Bending Exhibition

3:30 p.m. Little ones, between the ages of 5 and 7, can mutton-bust.

There is a $10 fee. Sign up ahead of time at Chapman Auto Center.

Cowboy Action Shooters and Mounted Shooters will show what they can do.

There will also be a K-9 demonstration.

3:45 p.m. Cowboy Action Shooters

4:15 p.m. Mounted Shooters Demonstration

4:45 p.m. K-9 Demonstration

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