An Old-Fashioned Family Fun Day Planned July 4

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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There will be a 4th of July celebration this year. The big event will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at the Pine-Strawberry School playground. There will be fun, games, food, prizes and music for all. Bring the whole family. There will be "go fish" for the little kids, rope tugs, three-legged sack races, bean-bag throw, ring toss and lots more fun for all, including the ever popular watermelon seed spitting contest.

Because of our concern about fire and the restrictions on smoking and outside fires, the committee has decided to not even plan for fireworks. We instead are planning a big, old-fashioned, family fun day. Do plan to be there. This event is sponsored by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Fashion show

Take Pride of Pine and Strawberry invites you to a fashion show at Pine Artisans Gallery in Pine. There will be refreshments, entertainment by Trouble in Paradise, a raffle of donated items and lots of visiting with neighbors and friends. The Flax Line of clothing will be modeled by "highly trained" models who just might be your neighbors. Last year's event was great fun. Do not miss out on a slightly sophisticated evening out in Pine.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Buy tickets at Randall House, Cyd's and Pine Artisans Gallery. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with the fashion show beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds go to beautification projects in Pine and Strawberry.

Final POW film

The final POW escape film is at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23 in the Pine Community Cultural Hall. "The Colditz Story," starring John Mills, made in 1957, shows how a group of determined British, French, Dutch and Polish servicemen proved that German's Colditz Castle was not escape-proof. Admission is free. Do not miss the last opportunity to see one of these films.

Summer reading program

The children's summer reading program, "Lights, Camera, Read" continues at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine. All local children and summer visiting guests are invited. Call 476-3678 for more information.

Army band returns

The 108th Army National Guard Band is returning to Pine on July 7. This is always a favorite event. The 35-member concert band will play a wide variety of marches, medleys, modern and more. The dance band will play toe-tapping tunes from the 40s to the present. The Pine-Strawberry Archeological and Historical Society hosts this free concert and everyone is invited.

Driver safety program

55 Alive Safe Driving Program will be presented on July 17 at the Kiwanis building in Pine. Participation in the class could save you money on auto insurance. Call the Hansens at 476-4298 for more information and to register. Class size is limited, so call today.

Wyatt Earp presentation

"Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier" is brought to Pine by the Pine-Strawberry Archeological and Historical Society and will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19 in the Pine Community Cultural Hall. The one-man play takes place in the mid 1920s and stars Wyatt Earp, a descendant of the historical Wyatt. The play is written by Terry Earp. Tickets are available at the P/S Museum for $5. Call the museum at 476-3547 for more information.

When in Pine and Strawberry, be sure to wander through our wonderful shops, galleries and markets and enjoy a meal at a restaurant or two. Relax and enjoy your time here and maybe even spend the night at an inn, a lodge, a tepee or a bed and breakfast.

Please help us conserve water and be super cautious with any fire. We appreciate your help.

To provide information about an event in Pine or Strawberry, call or fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@earthlink.net.

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