Look closely at this photo. What do you think it is?
Does this view help?
This is what we saw each time we drove by the Williams Fire Department station next to our RV park. Today, we asked one of the owners of Railside RV Ranch why there was a beer keg hanging on a wire by the fire department. He told us we should have been here 4 or 5 days ago to see the fire department using that keg. When you look at the photo below, it is easier to understand how it is used. Two teams of firefighters stand at either end of the wire and aim their fire hoses at the keg. They get points, based on how they move the keg. Apparently, it is quite interesting to see.
This is only one of the fun things we heard about the small town of Williams. Can you imagine this for summer entertainment? In the nearby town of Ash Fork they have a summer lottery. A concrete basketball court is cordoned off and marked with 100 numbered squares. People can then bet on individual squares. Finally, a cow is let loose on the concrete. Wherever Bossy drops her load is the square that wins the lottery. If the cow pie falls on a line, those who bet on the two or more square affected split the winnings.