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October Festival

The Community Presbyterian Church of Payson is sponsoring an October Festival for all the residents of Payson Oct. 16. This will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 800 W. Main St.

The festival opens with a welcome to the guests. A blessing of small pets, given by Rev. Charles Proudfoot, will immediately follow.

Between opening ceremonies and 4 p.m., there will be children’s activities, music by the Old Time Music Makers, a bake-off featuring cakes and pies and a chili cook-off. The chili cook-off will be limited to eight participants, so those interested in this fun-filled event should call the church office at (928) 474-2059, for entry forms and information.

Starting at 4 p.m. there will be a beer garden sponsored by the area’s home beer brewers, line dancing by the line dancers from the Senior Center, a hand bell exhibition by the hand bell choir from United Methodist Church and other musical offerings all afternoon.

There will also be a food cart from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., with all types of food available.

For more information on this community event, call Carolyn at 474-2059.

Women’s fly-fishing

Women’s Fly-Fishing 101 and 102 will be offered by Bob Youtz, local fly-fishing instructor, and co-sponsored by Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Participants will learn the basics of fly-fishing for successful ventures around the Rim Country. The first class in this series focuses on specific fly-fishing history and information. The second class will include hands-on fly-fishing techniques at Green Valley Lake.

Registration is being accepted through Oct. 15 for the Oct. 23 class, which is $5 per person, 14 and older, and will be held at the Payson Police Department meeting room, 303 N. Beeline Highway.

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