Past Fundraising Events






Thanks to everyone who made

this year’s event (2019)



Winners of our three Awards

Best of the Best ~ Cafe at the Rim/Smoking Gun Barbeque (Forest Lakes)

Best Savory ~ Culture Crepe

Best Sweet ~ Kendra’s Country Bakery


Participating Restaurants & Chefs

The Randall House (Pine)

Cafe at the Rim…Smoking Gun Barbeque (Forest Lakes)

Kendra’s Country Bakery

Cedar Ridge at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Oxbow Inn

Culture Crepe

(Due to unforeseen circumstances, Majestic Rim was not able to participate this year)


Sponsorship opportunities for both individual and local businesses are available at four levels:

Platinum – $1000 (or more)             Gold – $500

Silver – $250                Bronze – $100

Every sponsor receives the following, plus a framed plaque showing their level of sponsorship:

— Two (2) Complimentary tickets to A Taste of Rim Country (a $70 value)

— Prominent recognition on signage throughout the Payson Library

— Prominent recognition in press releases, Library Friends of Payson website and Facebook pages

— Sponsorship featured in the Library Friends newsletter, Among Friends


Many Thanks to the following Sponsors!

Platinum ~ $1,000 (or above)

Romaine Brophy

Bill & Ellen Olsen


Gold ~ $500 or above

Anonymous Donor

Chris Smith Investments

Denise Blanchette

Larry Stephenson & Carolyn Bates

Barbara Brenke & Larry Forsythe


Silver ~ $250 or above

Pamela Jackson

Linda Wilkinson LPC

Payson Premier Dental

Plant Fair

Edward Jones – Scott Wheeler


Bronze $100 or above

Rod & Kim Anderson

Payson Concrete

Payson Realty

Payson Wireless

Neil & Elisabeth Burke

Art & Chris Decker

Solveig Myers

Ken & Ruth D’Arcangelo

Harper Law Offices

Griff & Sarah Brown

John Rikala & Stephanie Collins

ERA Young Realty & Investments

Rock Newcomb Studio

Tom & Judy Herbolsheimer

Jan Owen & Carol Waymire

Lloyd Law Group of Arizona PLLC

Gerald Wala

Joe & Cheri Bowman

Lynne Wayne

Craig & Joan Williams

Alice Natale

Karen Thornton

Matt Crespin (State Farm Agent)

Greeley Easy Home Rentals, LLC

Karen & Brent Heinecke

Ed & Elaine Votruba

Paul & Ann Kvasnicka

Jerry & Diane Nash

Kay & Joe Miller

Smart Systems, Inc

Doofus Industries

My Imago Dei Photography

A Friend of the Payson Library

John Wurtzel

Waste Management of Arizona


Another sold-out crowd enjoyed delectable appetizers and mouth-watering desserts at this year’s “A Taste of Rim Country.”  Emcee and DJ Fred Carpenter kept the evening lively with musical selections designed to please everyone.  The 50/50 raffle brought in a total of $947.00, half of which one very lucky lady won.  The sponsorships came to a total of $9,250, and after expenses, the gala evening brought in a total of $16,210.

All proceeds benefit the general fund of the Library Friends of Payson which supports programs, materials, and supplies not included in the Payson Library’s regular budget.

And not to be forgotten are the over 70 volunteers who worked behind the scenes to assist with set-up, cleaning, dishwashing, trash pickup, security, and other assorted tasks to ensure that everyone enjoyed themselves.

Please take a few minutes to look through the photos posted below (thanks to our Official Photographer, Romaine Brophy).


A Taste of Rim Country






For more information, please contact the Library Friends

at P.O. Box 13, Payson AZ 85547,

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