The month of May is only a week away. Oh my gosh, where did the time go? Since there was such an abundance of snow this year, and we were shoveling the white stuff just about the whole of winter, it seems that spring came upon us unawares. I am not complaining, I am very happy that the winter is gone for another season. It was a tough one this year, too much snow and too much rain. Many of the homes in the Village suffered with driveways they found almost insurmountable to shovel, (no place to put the white stuff), and the rain came down and kept falling in January flooding many homes in the Village. I, for one, am very happy to have that much weather behind us.
The Village is now wearing its best appearance. The fruit trees are sporting their flowers of white and pink, the tulips have finally shown their faces, and the lilacs and irises are just waiting to sprout. What a great sight to see all the new growth and the wonderful colors. It is a time for renewal, and of getting the garden ready for the vegetables that will become abundant, especially the zucchini and tomatoes. Have your recipes handy for ways to use the many veggies we will harvest.
Hellsgate Fireflies Auxiliary
The Fireflies will be setting up a booth at the Rim Country Classic Auto Show on Saturday, April 24 at Green Valley Park to sell T-shirts and raffle tickets for a chain saw, a quilt made by one of the Fireflies, and a diamond necklace and earring set. The drawing for the raffle items will be at the annual Labor Day Barbecue in Tonto Village on Sept. 4 at the fire station. Look for the big sign for the Hellsgate Fire Department Auxiliary and support our firefighters.
One of the readers e-mailed the editor and corrected me on the naming of Tonto Creek Estates on the fish hatchery road. I mistakenly named the subdivision Tonto Creek Shores. I apologize profusely to you. I try hard to not make those kinds of mistakes. I appreciate the kind words and I hope that does not deter this reader from reading my column. Feel free to e-mail me or call me if I make a mistake.
Rockin’ Ron Gibson is hosting a benefit barbecue for the Watson family on Saturday, May 1, at the Double D Bar and Restaurant. Ron’s band will also be on hand for some great live music. Roy George Haught and Duke Wilbanks have offered to donate the meat. The cost will be $5 a plate. There will be plenty of activities for everyone, including a possible pool tournament, horseshoe tournament and a shuffleboard contest. The Double D is taking donations for an auction and a bake sale. For more information, contact Ron at the radio station, KMOG, (928) 474-2427 or Ethel Cain at the Double D, (928) 478-4332.
Nanci Olson, Betty Koutz and Ethel Cain were the winners of the nine-ball tournament held last Tuesday evening. Congratulations to the winners.