Summer events heating up in Pine


The Hansen family and the Library Friends will have a yard sale Saturday, May 20 under the ramada at the Community Center in Pine to raise money for their Relay for Life team. It's all good stuff, so they tell me. Stop in to say hi, check out the sale, catch up on town gossip and have fun.

After counting all the money Sunday from the sale, the Library Friends will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday in the Kiwanis Building at the Community Center in Pine. Storyteller Don Doyle will be the group's special guest.

If you're not a member of the Library Friends, now is a good time to join.

Stop by the meeting and see what the group is all about.

Old Strawberry Schoolhouse

Don't forget Smokey Bear and his rangers from the Tonto and Coconino National Forest are hanging out at the Oldest Standing Schoolhouse in Arizona from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20. I'll bet fire safety is at the top of their lists of subjects to talk about. Bring the kids out and Smokey promises to pose for pictures without growling. He's really very soft and fuzzy. And you can beat the Memorial Day crowd for a glimpse into our past by touring the schoolhouse turned museum.

Raffle winners

Tonto Rim Search and Rescue has announced the winners of its annual raffle. Congratulations to first-place winner Suzanne Bentz of Payson. She won the Yamaha ATV and Big Tex trailer.

Second prize, a lifelike bear sculpture, went to Trisha Pederson of Strawberry. Third prize, an Oneida Eagle Discovery bow, from Jerry's Sports Shop in Phoenix, went to Christine Davis of Payson. Fourth prize, Swarovski binoculars, went to Brent Ruttle, Sr. of Payson.

Fifth prize, a Badlands Backpack, went to Ted Armstrong of Payson. Sixth prize, an Arizona 4-Peaks Amethyst ring, went to Sam Baker of Payson. Seventh prize, a night's lodging, courtesy of Majestic Mountain Inn in Payson, went to Gregg Williams of Payson.

Eighth prize, a night's lodging, courtesy of the Days Inn and Suites, went to Ken Ryan of Payson. George Fowler of Scottsdale won the ninth-place prize, assorted camping gear, and Mary Westergard of Mesa won the 10th prize, a rifle holster by Gunslinger Corral.

Tonto Rim Search and Rescue members say thanks to all the members who helped make this happen and all our great sponsors who made it possible.

Shop till you drop

Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away, and shop till you drop is the theme for Pine's annual arts and crafts fair at the Pine Community Center. The fair starts at 7 a.m., when Kiwanians Club members start tossing pancakes for dollars.

The event will feature music and more than 80 vendors.

Tack Sale and Swap Meet

The Pine-Strawberry Horsemen's Association is taking advantage of the busy Memorial Day Weekend, as well. The group will hold a tack sale and swap meet Saturday, May 27 at the Mary Ellen Randall 4-H arena. If you want to reserve a spot to sell your stuff it will cost you $15. Contact Brenda Steelmen at 476-0809.

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