by Myndi Brogdon
Tonight is the night. It's Friday and ghosts, goblins, princesses,cheerleaders and the like will gather in the Pine-Strawberry School gym for the school's annual fall festival.
Doors are open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and games, food and festivities will entertain all ages. This annual tradition is the first big fund-raiser for the eighth-grade's class trip. Help send the class of 2000 on a trip, the memories of which will likely last a lifetime.
Come see the children and children-at-heart dressed in their best -- or worst -- costumes. Cheer as the judges pick their favorites in the costume contest. Booths will include a toy walk, cakewalk, basketball shoot, football throw and the ever popular throw-a-wet-sponge-at-a-teacher booth.
Food, food and more food will be served in the cafeteria. Bring the whole family to celebrate the fall holiday and show your support for the class of 2000.
Pinocchio puppet show
A free puppet show starring Pinocchio is being hosted by the Pine Library Board. The show is for children of all ages and will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 6.
Doors to the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center will open at 10 a.m., so come early and get good seats.
A day of storytelling
A unique event has found a beginning right here in Pine. Tellabration 1999: A Day of Storytelling is just that -- a day for professional storytellers, recording artists and published authors to share their stories of Arizona and life in three performances. The fun begins Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center on Highway 87.
The first performance, which will be for children from kindergarten through third grade, will be from 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Tickets for this performance are $2 a person and children must be accompanied by an adult.
The second performance, which will be for children from fourth grade to eighth grade, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
Tickets for this performance also are $2 a person.
The third performance, which will be for high school students, adults and seniors, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $3 for students, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors over 55 years of age.
Seating is limited to 200 people per performance in the cultural hall. Tickets are now available at the Pine Museum on Highway 87, or at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library on Randall Place in Pine.