The Village really got dumped on with the rain and snow that started on Thursday and did not stop until Sunday morning. Most of the communities in the surrounding area all got about four inches of rain and snow. The ponderosa pines really needed the extra moisture, but I don’t like all the mud! There were fun seekers here in the Village over the weekend with their quads and jeeps getting all muddy. (A status symbol?) I hope they did not do too much damage to the forest by leaving ruts everywhere.
Tonto Village Chapel
This past Sunday afternoon, the Tonto Village Chapel hosted a full course Thanksgiving dinner. Pastor Mark Pratt and his wife Marie along with volunteers prepared a feast. There was a plethora of food. Included were all the necessary items to go along with the perfectly cooked turkey.
Pastor Mark wanted to have the dinner for all the Tonto Village residents and get to know some of the neighbors.
There will be more fun events for the neighborhood coming up in December.
In support of a Tonto Village resident and an important supporter of the community, Deborah Sampson is in need of funds to help pay for her huge medical bills. Deborah suffered a massive stroke on Oct. 4.
She was rushed to the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, underwent emergency surgery, then spent several weeks in the Valley, and has since been moved to the Rim Country Health facility for the rest of her recovery and rehabilitation.
Since there are major medical bills, several of her family members and friends will be organizing a large yard sale and fund-raiser for Deborah from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 7 at the Walmart parking lot. Donated items will be gladly accepted along with any financial contribution that you can afford.
A savings account has been set up in the names of Daniel Rensch and Joshua Sampson, (her sons) at Arizona State Credit Union-Payson branch (right next to Taco Bell.) For further information, contact Susan Slenk at (928) 978-3237, Sandra Scott, (928) 978-9047, or Lindsay Jaeger, (928) 978-1452.
For the items to be donated, they will be collected at CABR office, 600 AZ Route 260, #12. Donation receipts will be provided upon request.
I have received word of the passing of Adolf (Audie) Weber last Tuesday. Audie, as he was known by everyone in the Village, is one of the original residents of the Village in Tonto Village II. There is no other information at this time.
On Dec. 5, Scherry Duncan will celebrate her big day. Scherry lives in Mead Ranch and she was the Hellsgate auxiliary’s treasurer for two years. Have a wonderful day, Scherry.
Jeff Shaw lives in Tonto Village III and he will add another year on Dec. 12. Jeff is on the Hellsgate Fire board and volunteers his spare time to help the Hellsgate firefighters. Happy birthday to you, Jeff.
On Dec. 13, Carol Fulp will celebrate her birthday. Carol has lived in the Village on and off for many years and was a vital part of the Tonto Village Fire Department. Carol always headed up the bake sales for the auxiliary. Have a wonderful birthday, Carol.