Food, games and entertainment will highlight Beaver Valley Day, Saturday, Sept. 5 in Beaver Valley, a community about 6 miles northeast of Payson on the Houston Mesa Road.
Open to the public, the day of festivities starts with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Beaver Valley Fire Station. Members of the Beaver Valley Fire District Auxiliary, a non-profit group, will provide a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages.
During the breakfast period, Capt. Mike Brandt of the Pine-Strawberry Fire District will present a firewise education program. Free educational firewise materials will be available throughout the day. Beaver Valley was designated a Firewise Community this year.
Afternoon activities, from 4 to 8 p.m. feature games for both kids and adults. These include: educational exhibits and crafts, a duck race on the East Verde River, pie toss, raffle items, ice cream and face-painting, water slide and jumping house, silent auction, horseshoe tournament, plus dinner of barbecued hamburgers or hot dogs and dancing to music by the Hashknife Band. Proceeds benefit the Beaver Valley Fire Department, a non-profit organization.
Beaver Valley is located 6.2 miles northeast of the junction of Highway 87 and Houston Mesa Road. From Payson, travel north on Highway 87, turn right on Houston Mesa Road, passing several communities. Turn left at the adobe wall with the “Beaver Valley Estates” sign. Stay on Beaver Flat Road, which curves and leads to the meadow and fire station, the center of Beaver Valley Day activities.
For more information, call (928) 468-9269.