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The 19th Annual Business Showcase is ready to help “showcase” the businesses in Rim Country.

The “Showcase of Savings” will be held Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center March 18, 19 and 20. The annual business showcase is an opportunity to highlight businesses and products to other businesses and residents of Payson and the surrounding communities.

As last year, exhibitors may share a booth with another chamber member and sales may be made from booths.

The economics in Rim Country today requires businesses to maximize their goods, services, and savings to local community members. This is an opportunity to offer “showcase specials” that will attract local residents to experience the “savings” the Rim Country has to offer.

The convenient location of the showcase, a two-day event, the ability to sell products, and share a booth are designed to create new business opportunities.

The chamber has negotiated with the Payson Roundup and KMOG to provide special advertising rates exclusive to business showcase participants.

Past participants have the first-come, first-served opportunity to become an exhibitor, and choose a location prior to other businesses.

The amount of booth space requires that all entries be based on a “first-come, first-served” basis. A completed application and payment will be required to hold a booth or location.

On Feb. 11, this opportunity will be opened to the general chamber membership.

For more information, contact the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at (928) 474-4515.

Sweet Adelines to perform

The Sweet Adelines International Chorus Champions will perform in Payson at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Payson High School auditorium.

The program is a benefit for the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children 12 and under and are available at PostNet, Rim Country Chamber of Commerce, the Payson Senior Center, HSCAZ Thrift Shop, from HSCAZ board members and through volunteer ticket captains. For information about purchasing tickets, call the shelter at (928) 474-5590, extensions 100 or 102.

Open House at Payson United Methodist Church

The Payson United Methodist Church invites the public to a Community Open House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30 to get to know the church’s new pastor, Rev. Javier Olivares, Jr.

Plan to arrive around 2 p.m. to “mix and mingle” and then at 2:30 p.m. there will be a short musical program, “Rev. Javier’s Journey to Payson.”

Light refreshments will be available after the musical featuring both Mexican and American desserts and snacks.

Payson United Methodist Church is located at 414 N. Easy St. For information, call (928) 468-0026 or the church office at (928) 474-0485.

Literacy benefit

The Rim Country Literacy Program presents “The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll” from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Uptown Espresso in the Swiss Village. Ray Baxter will lead this blast from the past and participants will relive the early days of rock ’n’ roll with rare video clips, a trivia contest and lots of terrific music. Fabulous ’50s Food is included in the cost of the $15 ticket. All proceeds will go to supporting the services of Rim Country Literacy. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at RCLP office, the Roundup, Senior Circle, the chamber, and from RCLP board members. Call (928) 468-7257 for more information.

Lip Sync could sell out — get tickets now

The members of Kiwanis, Optimists, Rotary and the Payson High School STUGO (student government) and Drama Club invite Rim residents and visitors to attend the Lip Sync Concert Saturday, Feb. 26 at the high school auditorium.

There were 300 people at the first Lip Sync concert and 600-plus attended last year; so a sell out is expected this year. Organizers are recommending tickets be purchased in advance of the show.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased from members of the participating clubs, Payson High School Studio Theatre, East West Exchange, MoJoe’s, Oasis Christian Book Store, the Payson Public Library and Payson Roundup.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:45 p.m. — this will provide time for guests to find seats and to look at and bid on an extensive inventory of silent auction items.

In addition to the event and silent auction, there will be a 50-50 raffle. The tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for youth — a $2 discount is offered on the prices if bought before Feb. 26. All proceeds will be used for continuing educational scholarships.

Adults and students alike will enjoy this fun-filled event.

For further information or to purchase tickets, call Joan Young at (928) 472-2264.

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