Run or walk to Pine for fund-raiser, hootenanny


by Myndi Brogdon
Come one, come all to the Pine-Strawberry Promenaders free ice cream social. The square-dancing club will scoop out cool treats from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (tonight) Friday. The group also will host free dance lessons during the social for those interested in being square.

Walk-a-thon Saturday

The P-S Medical Center will hold its second annual Walk-a-thon Saturday to raise money for the center. Runners will take their mark at 8 a.m. at the medical center with the walkers starting right behind them. Participants will travel five scenic miles in Pine, ending at the medical center. There will be water, snacks and people stationed along the route for those who need assistance or a ride back.

Those who would like to participate can sign up the morning of the race, and remember, the first 100 people to enter will get a free custom-designed T-shirt. T-shirts will be for sale at the event, and prizes and other goodies will be available for walkers, runners and spectators.

Old-fashioned hootenanny

Bring your instrument, bring your voice, or just bring yourself to the old-fashioned hootenanny at 1:30 p.m., Sunday at the Oldest Standing Schoolhouse in Arizona. The schoolhouse, which has been a hot spot for entertainment this summer, is three miles west of Highway 87 on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry. Before it winds down for winter, toss a blanket and some lawn chairs in the car and sit a spell with your friends and neighbors.

Postal clerk departing

I have it on good authority that one of our very own postal clerks, Bev Hoffman, is taking a job at the Roosevelt post office as postmaster. Congratulations, Bev, and good luck. Your customers will miss you.

CPR provider class

High-level CPR training will be offered from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pine-Strawberry Fire Station Saturday, Oct. 2.

P-S EMT and class instructor Stacy Parkerson will teach students how to perform CPR for infants, small children and adults. She also will review two-person CPR techniques. For more information, call the fire department at 476-4272.

Volunteers better than fair

The Northern Gila Country Fair may be over but the memories will live on for a lifetime for the young, and young-at-heart, who participated.

It was a grand affair and a great slice of the small town life we have all come to enjoy here.

Walt and Willene Smith deserve a huge thanks from the community for pulling this trick out of their hats once again.

I know they have a dedicated staff of volunteers who are too numerous to mention here, but if you see them about town, say thanks. Let them know their hard work did not go unnoticed.

It is the only pay they will receive for the hours of work they donated to make these three days of fun possible. Thanks to all.

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