Lots Of Activities Planned For Holidays

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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Christmas Tree Auction

Students and teachers have been very busy deciding themes and decorating their donated trees for this year’s auction.

Starting at 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 in the cultural hall at the Community Center these live trees, fully decorated will go to the highest bidder.

Money raised goes directly into the classroom or department which decorated the tree and is used for supplies, field trips and rewards.

Support the community children and enjoy this very special tradition and maybe you will take home a tree.

After the dust settles, Santa will arrive to meet, greet and hear the big wishes the little ones have. Bring a camera, bring the family and plan on an old-fashioned good time.

Show season at P-S School

It’s time again for the season of shows at P-S school. We start the shows off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the P-S school gym with the Winter Concert. The fifth grade band, junior high band, choir and strings will bring the music to life with a series of traditional and nontraditional tunes guaranteed to lift your spirits. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Next is the Drama Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 with junior high students shining on the stage of the Cultural Hall at the Community Center.

Then the finale is our annual Christmas program one of the best holiday traditions going.

Preschool through fourth grade students are busy practicing and preparing for this exciting night. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 in the P-S School gym.

TRSAR dreaming of an orange Christmas

The 25 year-old rescue truck that was handed down to Tonto Rim Search and Rescue from Pine-Strawberry Fire Department blew the engine last week while responding to a mission. They now have the unpleasant and difficult task of trying to replace it. Finding the funds will be harder than locating a truck. A brand new rig built to the volunteer outfit’s needs would cost more than $50,000. They are looking for a three-year-old version to place a new SWAT style body on it, trying to keep the cost under $30,000.

If anyone knows a Santa who might like to help out with a tax-deductible donation, please direct them to TRSAR.

If you or your loved ones were lost, you would want the guys and gals in orange out looking for you with the best equipment possible.

This all-volunteer group responds when the Gila County Sheriff Department calls to search for or rescue people stranded in the woods, canyons and caves of Rim country.

To find out more, attend the next general business meeting, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Payson Public Library located at Rumsey Park.

General membership meetings are held on the second Thursday every month.

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