Bluegrass band to rock schoolhouse


by Myndi Brogdon

The oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona will be jamming bluegrass style Saturday. Jam Pak Blues 'n' Grass, which has members ranging in age from 5 to 18, will perform at 1 p.m. this Saturday.

If you come early, you can participate in a workshop led by band members. Try an instrument or tune up your own vocals. Bring your chairs and blankets for this concert under the pines at the Strawberry Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is located in Strawberry on Fossil Creek Road just 1 3/4 miles west of Highway 87 and is open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for visitors.

What's Cookin'?

The Pine-Strawberry Historical Society is gathering local recipes to be compiled into a cookbook. If your recipe happens to be historic, submit it with a brief history. This is a community effort and all recipes are welcome.

For all of you who have been asking for my pasta 'n' cheese recipe, it will be in the book, so grab grandma's recipe and one of your own, and mail them to: Cookbook Recipes, PSAHS, P.O. Box 564, Pine, AZ 85544. Please include your name and phone number. The deadline is Sept. 1.

Ancient history

Ever wonder how the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society keeps two museums and all its programs going? Why, you, of course. Just last year, more than 6,000 folks stopped by the Pine Museum to learn about our history and more than 7,000 toured the Strawberry Schoolhouse. Participation in this history loving group is vital to our local museums. Membership costs as little as $20 per year. The fees are used to pay the rent, maintain the buildings and preserve our history. The equation is simple more membership dollars equal better displays and programs. Checks can be mailed to: PSAHS, P.O. Box 564, Pine, AZ 85544 or they can be dropped off at either museum. For more information, call the museum at 476-3547.

Fourth of July festivities

Patriotic and fun loving friends, lend me your ears. The biggest and best festival in this little community is scheduled for Saturday, July 1. Downtown Pine will be the happening spot for small-town fun and frivolity.

It all starts early at 7 a.m. with pancake breakfasts cooked up by the Rim Country Kiwanis Club. The Pine-Strawberry Arts-n- Craft Guild will do its part with the traditional craft show and sale that takes over the community center. At 5:30 p.m., the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce will show off its best at the Elementary School with fun, games and more food before the fireworks. Rumor has it that for a $3 donation you can pick a victim to throw a pie at.

Fireworks will start at dark-thirty as long as the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department gives the official OK.

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