Fool’S Day Fun Succeeds With Help From Many



The Fool’s Day Fun — Stop Underage Drinking event was again a huge success for the Community Prevention Council in Payson. This event encourages parents to “Start talking before they start drinking.” The primary purpose of this event is to combat underage drinking and to educate parents, youth and others on the issue of alcohol abuse.

This event is a very good example of how community members can come together to promote a positive message for our youth. This endeavor was made possible completely by donations, volunteers and contributions from our community. Thank you to all who were a part of our great success.

Fool’s Day Fun event participants and supporters: Safeway, Bashas’, Chrisy’s Cottage, Sawmill Theatres, Fletcher’s, Buffalo Bar & Grill, Judge Little, Merle Shewey, Charlie’s Sausage, Payson Community Kids, Paradise Nails & Spa, Cardo’s Pizza Italian Restaurant, Dairy Queen, Chili’s, Famous Sam’s, Payson Jewelers, Albina Danley, Majestic Mountain Inn, Home Depot, Macky’s Grill, PFLAG, Dan Good Flooring, Paper and Metal Scrappers, Sharon Miller of Studio B, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, Legacy Home Furnishings, Back Street Salon, Rim Country Cellular, Payson Feed and Pet Supply, Tonto Apache Tribal Council, the Still Family, Jamie Kaufmann of Studio B, Diamond Point Masonry, Payson Apothecary Pharmacy, Cousins Subs, Raylene Phillips of Colorz Salon, Arizona Coil Winding Consultants, Inc., Oasis Christian Bookstore, Verizon Wireless, Alan and Denise Werley, Payson Humane Society, Gary Richardson of Cisco Foods, Holsum Bread, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., SAMHSA, Empowerment Center, Shelly Camp of PUSD c/o STUGO, Becky Conway, Linda Gist, Chief Don Engler of Payson Police Department, Claude and Debi LaBonte, Center for Success, Jennifer Blanchard, June O’Connor of Rim Guidance, Nancy Sherer of Southwest Behavioral Health, Jim Grady of Community Prevention Council, Sharon Jackson of Time Out, Inc., Bob Schwenke of Gila County Sheriff’s Posse, Ab Sessions of Gila County Sheriff’s Posse, Mike Pennino of Gila County Sheriff’s Posse, Nanci Stone of Rim Guidance, Alan Werley of SBH Empowerment Center, Gayle Fitch of Horizon Human Services, Cody Gibson of Code Blue, Michele Roberson, Beth Roberson, Jerry Sutter, Christy Walton, Claudia DalMolin, Robin Matthews, Jude Clark, Vickie Hudrick, Shirin Rashidi, Cori Henneman, Donald Vinton, Tom Klemstine, Jack Reynolds, Taz McCrary, Cynthia Britten, Lanie Giugino, Annie Klemstine, Sandy Chovanec of NarAnon, Cindy Daugherty of NarAnon, Katisha Stuler of CASA Program, Patty Sneed of Meth Coalition, Sparkletts Water, PROBUILD, Alma Martin, Kohl’s Ranch, Rim Country Gazette, the Roberson Family, Kathy Siler of PUSD c/o the drama department, Pizza Factory, Granny’s Attic Antiques, Lu DuBois of Meth Coalition, Gerardo’s Italian Bistro, NAPA Auto Parts.

Debra Shewey


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