GC VILLAGE — A community service for Thanksgiving will be today at 7:30 p.m., in the Shrine of the Ages chapel.
Participating churches include the Grand Canyon Assembly of God Church, Grand Canyon Baptist Church and Grand Canyon Community Church.
The Rev. Paul Kinnison of the Grand Canyon Baptist Church is scheduled to deliver the Thanksgiving sermon.
Popular Rotary event
set for Dec. 8 at El Tovar
GC VILLAGE — The Grand Canyon Rotary Club Holiday Dinner Dance tickets are now on sale.
The annual Christmas season event will be Dec. 8 at the El Tovar Hotel. The dinner dance’s evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a no-host reception. Dinner served by the El Tovar staff will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Limbs Akimbo.
Dinner tickets are available for $50 per person. They can be purchased from any Rotarian. There is limited availability for dinner tickets.
There will be several door prizes and raffle drawings all evening. Raffle tickets cost $2 each or three for $5. Those who buy raffle tickets do not need to be present to win. At the dinner dance, there will also be silent and live auctions and Rotary’s Community Leader of the Year award will be presented.
“The evening is always a fun one with many great door and raffle prizes, as well as a chance to bid on some great packages, including airline flights, dinners and even a houseboat package on Lake Powell,” Rotarian Greg Bryan said in a news release. “It is a great opportunity to refresh old friendships and make many new ones.”
A professional photographer will be on site to shoot portraits for this “dress-up” social event.
Dinner and raffle tickets will also be available most afternoons and weekends at Canyon View Marketplace in the village. For those seeking ticket information, call Rotarian Angie Ancheta at 638-3150.
Angel Tree up
TUSAYAN — The Grand Canyon Angel Tree is now up at McDonald's Restaurant in Tusayan and residents can participate in the Christmas Angel Toy Drive.
Each angel on the tree represents a local child in the community who may not otherwise receive a gift on Christmas because their parents may not be able to afford presents.
The identity of each child is concealed but age and gender is noted on each angel. Residents are encouraged to find an angel from the tree, purchase and wrap an appropriate gift for that chid and return the present to McDonald's no later than Dec. 10.
A member of the Grand Canyon Food Basket Committee will then gather the presents and place them with food baskets. Both food and presents will be delivered to the deserving families in time for Christmas.
"The most important part of this program is getting the presents back to McDonald's Restaurant before Dec. 10 so that these gifts can be matched with a family food basket in time for pre-holiday delivery," committee member Paul Kinnison said.
The Angel Tree is accessible during regular business hours at McDonald's. For more information, call Kinnison at 638-2790.
CCC financial aid
rep coming Nov. 28
GC VILLAGE — A representative from the Coconino Community College financial aid office will at Grand Canyon on Nov. 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., site director Sally Wahler announced.
The financial aid officer will be at the Grand Canyon Community Recreation Center during those four hours available to discuss financial aid opportunities for local students attending classes at Grand Canyon or at the Flagstaff campus.
Spring schedules for CCC classes are now available at Amfac’s Human Resources office, the rec center and the post office in Tusayan.