House Lighting Contest
The eighth annual Rim Country Chamber “Light the Rim” house lighting contest, co-sponsored by H&H Heating & Cooling and the Payson Roundup, is now accepting applications. The theme “Light the Rim” combines community spirit and individual creativity by Rim Country residents. There is no charge to enter the contest.
The Chamber or the Roundup must receive applications by noon, Dec. 7. Judging will take place on the evenings of Dec. 11 and 12 and the lights must be lit during the hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those evenings.
Prize money for the event, donated by H&H Heating and Cooling, is as follows: $250 for first; $150 for second; and $100 for third.
A map and list of entrants will be placed in the Dec. 14 issue of the Roundup and be available at the Roundup office and the Chamber.
The house lighting map will offer the opportunity to put business card-sized ads around the map reminding the readers about your business. The charge for an advertisement in this highly desired map is only $25.
GCC Student Art Show & Sale
The art students of the Payson campus of Gila Community College invite Rim residents to attend the sixth annual Student Art Show & Sale from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 at the college, 201 N. Mud Springs Road, Payson.
The show will feature oil and acrylic paintings, fundamentals of design, watercolors, ceramics and sculpture, jewelry, crafts, wearable art, folk art, stained glass, drawings and photography.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Moonlight Hike of Shoofly Ruins. Meet at the Shoofly Ruins Trailhead.
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m., Houston Loop, starts at Houston Mesa Trailhead, a mile east of North Highway 87 off Houston Mesa Road, two miles, moderate level of difficulty — A great family hike.
Celebration of Life
Hospice Compassus and the Rim Country Hospice Foundation invite the public to a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road.
The Celebration of Life is free of charge and open to the community.
The evening includes remembrances and a special tree lighting ceremony. Gerardo’s Firewood Café provides a delicious, full-course meal.
Personalized crystal ornaments can be ordered for $12 per ornament.
Each participant is asked to bring a can of food for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.
Anyone interested in attending or ordering ornaments should contact Hospice Compassus at (928) 472-6340 and to make a reservation for the event.
Members of the Rim Country Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The chapter is joining Sunday, Dec. 9 with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world for The Compassionate Friends 16th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting.
The local candle lighting will be part of a special service held at 6:45 p.m. at Green Valley Park and will feature a very brief program of music and readings followed by a candlelight walk.
To contact the Rim Country Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492.