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Youth Football opener

The Payson Youth Football League will have its first home game of the season against Blue Ridge, Saturday, Sept. 3. Games start at 9 a.m. and go all day until about 5 p.m. at Payson High School football field.

The league will also be hosting a Fry Bread for Football benefit. Homemade fry bread through the concessions stand for only $5. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of new helmets for the league.

Town Youth Sports

Punt, Pass and Kick

The annual Punt, Pass and Kick contest will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 at North Soccer Field in Rumsey Park. Registration will take place the day of the event and a parent or guardian must be present to register children ages 6 to 15. All boys and girls in these age groups are invited to participate. There is no cost to take part.

Outdoor Recreation

Kids Fishing with Mark Kile

Registration: through Sept. 7

Class: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the parks office in Green Valley Park

Information: The class is for students in the first- through fifth-grades. All fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Children should bring their own water to drink.

Fee: $5

PATS Hike

Houston Trail to Flat Rock. The hike starts at the Houston Mesa Trailhead, which is a mile east on Houston Mesa Road from Highway 87.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10

Time: 8 a.m.

Difficulty: moderate

Length: 2 miles

GPS 101 Class

Registration: through Sept. 16

Class: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 17 at the parks office in Green Valley Park

Information: The class is for those 12 and older; participants must bring their own hand-held GPS, computer connector cable and manual.

Fee: $15


Payson Event Center

Turn and Burn Barrel and Pole Series

Wednesday nights

The books open at 4 p.m.

Time-only runs are from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. and cost $3 per run. 

Competition starts at 6:15 p.m.

There is an arena fee of $10 per person or $25 per family in household.

Entry fee is $5 per event.

There is a side jackpot for $5, with 50-percent payout. Jackpot participants must pay jackpot fee in cash.

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