Lots Of Leisure Activities Planned For Labor Day


That old log schoolhouse in Strawberry will showcase the talent of caricature artist Paul Reeves from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For a donation to the oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona, Reeves will create a caricature drawing of you, your spouse, your children or anyone you'd like to immortalize on paper. Caricatures are great family gifts that can stand the test of time.

The schoolhouse is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. It also will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday Sept 4.

An American Uprising

The Fossil Creek Llama ranch is hosting an Indian Summer Evening at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. The event will revolve around the reading of a Broadway play "Feathers and American Uprising" and will include an authentic Native American supper. Following dinner, the play, which was written by Strawberry native Dennis Kiser, will be performed outdoors with a tepee as a backdrop. The play is a dramatic look at the life and times of Native American legend Crazy Horse and features local talent. Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $10 for children, are available at Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty in Pine and MVP Realty in Strawberry, or call 476-4908 for more information.

Labor Day in the pines

The Pine-Strawberry Arts-n-Crafts Guild will present its third and final craft fair of the 2000 season during the long Labor Day weekend.

At 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, the Rim Country Kiwanis Club will begin serving pancake breakfasts, and at about 8 a.m., vendors, crafters and food booth operators will begin hawking their wares. So gather your shopping friends for the last big hurrah of the season and head to the Pine Community Center in scenic downtown Pine.

In conjunction with the craft fair, the Friends of the Library will hold an outdoor book sale Saturday and Sunday behind the Thrift Shop on the community center grounds. The group has received a number of good donations of late so now's your chance to stockpile some books for the next big snow day.

Labor Day in the village

Looking for something to do? Why not visit Tonto Village Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. for a day of fun and festivities.

The Double D Barbecue will start at 11 a.m., the Kids 'n' Kritters Parade will start at 1 p.m. and a decorated ATV parade will immediately follow.

Free ice cream will be served at the firehouse after the parade and prizes will be presented.

The highlight of the event will likely be the "Chicken Drop" contest, which will be held throughout the day. A number of items will be raffled off, and there will be a bake sale and many other activities for the entire family.

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