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Pioneer Dinner is Saturday



Bobby Davis/Roundup

Once again the Payson High School building trades class has constructed a special piece of furniture for the auction at the annual Pioneer Dinner. The gun cabinet will be auctioned at the dinner, which starts at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Tonto Apache Tribal Recreation Center (gym). On hand to accept the gift was one of the dinner organizers Ronnie McDaniel, at left. Making the presentation were, Landen Johnson, Thad Hauger, Jake Staab and Richard Alvarez, building trades class instructor. Helping with the project, but not pictured were Schaffer Keith and Blake Iverson. Funds raised by the auction, the dinner and its various activities are contributed to such youth-oriented projects as FFA and 4H.

The residents of and visitors to Rim Country are invited to an old-fashioned Pioneer Dinner at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Tonto Apache Recreation Center (gym).

This celebration of Rim Country history is presented by members of area pioneer families to raise funds for charity.

There will be a special dessert auction featuring homemade pies, cakes and cobblers. Other fund-raisers at the event include an auction of quilts, cowboy art and more, plus a raffle for a whole beef. Raffle tickets for the beef are just $5.

Admission is $10 per person, with children 5 and under admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at Canyon State Credit Union, Roy Haught Excavation, Git A Rope! Trading, the Payson Roundup and from committee members.

Pancake breakfast

The Payson Senior Center will serve breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 in the dining room, 514 W. Main St.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. The cost of the meal is $4. The event is open to the public and no reservations are needed.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will open at 8 a.m. to accommodate early shoppers. There will be a bag sale of men’s and women’s clothing at $1 a bag. Children’s clothing and boutique garments are not included in the sale. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community.

Junior Rodeo this weekend in Payson

The Queen Creek Junior Rodeo Association will be holding a junior rodeo this weekend at the Payson Event Center. The association originated in Queen Creek, but now has rodeos throughout the state for its members, who range in age from 3 to 13. The competition begins at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday and will take place in both arenas.

Local competitors include: Bailey Sylvester, Monty James, Chelsie Stodghill, Hanna Jo Tomerlin, Brylee Hall, Bryce Stodghill, Bryndee Hall, Emily Daniels, Arena Haught, Jayme Chilson and Bree Hall.

Winter clothing drive

Donate gently used winter clothes for the Payson Church of Christ third annual Winter Clothes Give-Away.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Donations are needed by Oct. 19.

The organizers are looking for gently used winter clothing that will be given to families and individuals of the community that need to stay warm this winter.

The church was able to help nearly 300 people each of the past two years with the help of the community.

Drop off your extra winter clothes either at Payson Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway, Wednesdays and Sundays or at Oasis Christian Books and Gifts, 512 S. Beeline Highway, Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information, call Rowena at (928) 472-8827 or (928) 970-0082 or Betty at (928) 474-4713.

Mesa Del Day

The El Caballo Club will hold its annual Mesa Del Day celebration by hosting a breakfast and yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4.

Any resident of Mesa Del wishing to have a yard sale on the same day may have their location pinpointed on a map of the community available free to the public at the clubhouse. Just call Don Ennen, (928) 474-3362 or Irene Schwartzbauer, (928) 474-3660 to get your sale on the map.

As a fund-raiser for the El Caballo Club building and grounds, raffle tickets will be sold for three $50 gas cards and two gift certificates of $25 each to Chili’s and El Rancho. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets before may call the above numbers. Winners need not be present for the drawing at noon, Saturday, Oct. 4.

Baha’i Faith discussion

The Baha’i Faith of Payson invites you to attend a presentation and discussion: “A Spiritual Path in Today’s Troubled World” with Shabman and Ben Taati from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (928) 472-3191.

Rim View Heights picnic

Rim View Heights Property Owners’ Association will have its 11th annual potluck picnic at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at Rumsey Park, Ramada 5. All property owners are invited to attend. Call (928) 474-8953 for further information.

Beer Tasting benefits Payson Supply Line

Down The Street Art Gallery is inviting all local home brewers to join a real Oktoberfest to be held in conjunction with the First Friday Arts & Antique Walk in October.

Members of the co-op gallery ask anyone interested to bring their stouts, pilsners and cowboy lagers.

There will be an original painting given for a People’s Choice Award.

There is no entry fee for brewers; however there will be a small charge for mugs for sampling the offerings. Any profits will be donated to Payson Supply Line.

Payson Supply Line is a non-profit group that puts together and ships packages that include Breast cancer event

Rim Country scrapbooking enthusiasts have an opportunity to do their part for the fight against breast cancer.

The Paper & Metal Scrappers store is participating in the national Scrap Pink campaign created by Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbook etc. to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation). The all-day event is Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Paper & Metal Scrappers store in the Swiss Village Shops.

For more information, or to reserve a space or materials, call (928) 468-1188 or stop by the store at 804 N. Beeline Highway, Swiss Village Center.

Costume party and fund-raiser is Oct. 4

The Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund is once again having a costume party and fund-raiser at the Mazatzal Casino. The theme of the fourth annual costume party is “Breaking Records 1950s Style.”

The party is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. Everyone is invited to come join in an evening of food, dancing, games, auctions, Rhino raffle and much more. Tickets for the entire evening are $20 per person with costume and $25 per person without costume. Think 1950s for your costume and come join the fun.

All proceeds benefit the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to promote and support the health, safety, and wellness of local children.

For more information about the costume party and Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund, please contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.


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