Around the Canyon

Rec Center to host blood drive

Be a hero and give blood on Wednesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rec Center multi-purpose room.

To schedule your life-saving appointment, call 638-3389, stop by the Recreation Center Front Desk, or visit www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code: grandcyn).

For eligibility questions, call 1-800-288-2199, ext. 5497.

Child protection committee meets

The Grand Canyon Child Abuse Prevention Council meets this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Canyon School library.

The group will be discussing plans to observe Child Abuse Prevention Council Month in April. All community members are welcome to attend and take part in programs to help local youngsters.

Cub Scouts to collect donations

Grand Canyon Cub Scout Pack 7230 will be going door to door collecting non-perishable food this weekend as part of National Scouting for Food Month. You can leave donations bagged on your front step or deliver them to 9 Navajo.

All food collected will go to the Flagstaff Food Bank.

Flagstaff vet to be at Kennel

Dr. Fred Bush will be at the Grand Canyon Kennels Tuesday, March 14, from 12:30-2 p.m.

Dr. Bush has been providing veterinary care and services to the residents of the Grand Canyon area for 27 years.

Call 928-779-4565 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Church has new e-mail address

As of yesterday, Grand Canyon Community Church has a new e-mail address ­ gccc@qwest.net.

The old address, gccc@grand-canyon.az.us no longer functions.

Japanese sword class planned

Falling Leaf Dojo will offer classes in traditional Japanese sword at the Grand Canyon. Experience the way of the Japanese warrior class, the Samurai. Learn discipline of mind and body while wielding the Samurai Katana, the most powerful sword ever forged.

Minimum age for the class is 16 years old.

Register now for the $30 introductory course to be held on Sunday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. For information, contact Luis Garcia at 638-2578 or e-mail to m1a1lg@hotmail.com.

Former Moqui workers sought

A Williams couple has begun a project to keep Moqui Lodge alive through an alumni directory and photo album on CD.

Bob and Connie Freson got the idea after Bob visited the Canyon last month and saw first hand that Moqui is largely gone.

"While I heard that Moqui was being torn down, this was my first chance to see for myself," he said. "When I got home, Connie and I talked about it and decided we should do something to keep Moqui alive."

They are seeking to reach as many former Moqui employees as possible, collecting names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, which will go on the CD along with favorite Moqui photos submitted by former employees.

For more information, contact Bob or Connie Freson at 928-635-9116. Submit information and photos via e-mail to moquilodge@yahoo.com or snail mail to 1824 W. Ponderosa Ave., Williams, Ariz., 86046.

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