Antique Hunters, Get Ready To Shop

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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The Antique Fair is here.

This will be one big weekend in little Pine and Strawberry.

Bring your friends, invite your guests back and come celebrate our history, our heritage and our passion for shopping and eating.

Most of the activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct 12, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Oct 13.

The big show is the Rim Country Antiques and Crafts Festival open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Pine-Strawberry Elementary School Gym and Sports Field. Booths for antiques, collectibles and arts and crafts are still available. For information, check with the Pine-Strawberry Museum, 476-3547.

Saturday events include:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., silent auction in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center. The auction features antiques, collectibles, new tires, gift certificates from local vendors, golf packages and much more. Proceeds will benefit the historical society. If you have an item for the silent auction, any size, any type, please contact the museum at 476-3547. More donations are needed.

The apple festival is back. The Rim Country Chamber of Commerce is back with one of the tastiest festivals in town. There will be apple pie by the slice; fresh apples; apple cider, apple dr and more. Calling all bakers - bring your best apple pie (make two, please) to the apple pie contest, to be judged by local restaurant chefs.

Rim Country Classic Car Club will be there as well.

The Pine-Strawberry Heritage Day walking History Tour booklets, with history and maps, are available for just $1. Check out the five-minute video about the tour, which will run continuously in the museum.

Local caricature artist Paul Reeves will create your likeness for a donation of $3 to the historical society.

Polly Thomas will be painting faces for all kids in the cultural hall.

At 11 a.m., the pit barbecue starts serving. Albert Hunt will serve up the best plate of beef, beans, potato salad and a roll you have ever had. All for just $6. Again, proceeds will benefit the historical society.

At 1:30 p.m., in the ramada, Trouble in Paradise and the Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session will provide outstanding entertainment. This popular group of musicians has been packing the cultural hall monthly.

The Pine-Strawberry Arts-n-Crafts Guild gift shop will be open, providing a great chance to get a jump-start on Christmas shopping.

Sunday activities include:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the silent auction continues in the cultural hall along with free face painting.

Trouble in Paradise will perform once again at 1:30 p.m. and the gift shop and museum will be open to guests.

SCAF Business

The quarterly business meeting for SCAF, the group that oversees the senior center thrift store and the dining room, is being held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 in the Senior Dining Room. Members of the senior center and interested parties are invited to attend.

Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session

Ever popular, these local musicians have a growing crowd at the monthly jam. They start off at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center. If you play an instrument, bring it along and join the fun.

SCAF Community Potluck

The Senior Center has scheduled the SCAF Community Potluck from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Senior Center Dining Room. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

If your last name starts with A-H, please bring a salad, I-R, please bring a main dish, and S-Z, please bring a dessert.

P/S Water Improvement District

The Pine/Strawberry Water Improvement District has rescheduled its October board meeting to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19. The meeting will be held in the Senior Center Dining Room on Highway 87 in Pine.

Items on the agenda include reports on projects in progress and a recommendation to the board to award a contract for project number P/S 2002-01, Development of a District Water Resource and Action Plan.

A call to the public for volunteers to supplement the board members on this project will be made.

For more information, call Gary Hezel at 476-3431.

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