Benefit Fashion Show An Artful Success

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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The fashion show at Pine Artisans Gallery sponsored by Take Pride of Pine and Strawberry was a resounding success. More than 100 people enjoyed visiting, munching and buying raffle tickets.

However, the show put on by the models of the fashions was more than worth the price of the ticket. Whistles and cheers were heard throughout the neighborhood. The night was beautiful and everyone had a great time.

Thanks to all who supported this event, bringing goodies, modeling, setting up and taking down or simply buying a ticket. The money from this event will be used for beautification projects in Pine and Strawberry.

Arts and crafts

The annual Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 5, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 6.

The craft booths will all feature hand-crafted items. And there will be espresso coffee, kettle corn and brats and hot dogs and more. The senior center will have Navajo tacos, which are always a favorite. There will be more than 80 vendors.

The Kiwanis Club's ever-famous pancake breakfast will be Saturday and Sunday mornings before the Arts and Crafts Fair. From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. each morning, you can have "all you can eat" pancakes plus orange juice, sausage and coffee. Start the day off with a great breakfast and support our local Kiwanis club.

The Independence Day family fun celebration will be July 5th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pine-Strawberry school playground. There will be games and fun for all ages as well as food and lots and lots of watermelon. Although the decision was made to not even plan for fireworks, it will be a fun event.

Sponsored by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event is free and open to residents and guests of Pine and Strawberry.

Around town

Remember to get the kids to the library for the summer reading program at 10 a.m., Wednesdays. "Lights, Camera, Read" continues at the Pine library through July. Call the library, 476-3678, for more information.

The 108th Army National Guard Band will be performing at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall at 7 p.m., July 7. This is always a favorite and fun event so it is best to plan to get there early. The Pine-Strawberry Archeological and Historical Society sponsors this concert.

The 55 Alive Safe Driving Program is being presented July 17th at the Kiwanis Building. Call the Hansens, 476-4298, for information and to register. We can all learn more ways to be a better and safer driver. And you just might save a little on your insurance.

Get your tickets for "Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier." The one-man play was written by Terry Earp and stars Wyatt, a descendent of the historical and colorful figure. Tickets are $5 and available at the museum. The performance is at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 19.

One final note ...

Rumors are always flying about events being canceled in Pine and Strawberry. Events are all going on as scheduled. It would be crazy to have fireworks but we can still have a fun and festive 4th of July weekend up here in the cool country.

Everyone has to be especially careful about flames of any kind. And we have to do our part to conserve water. These big weekends do tax our water reserves, but we want people to come visit, shop, eat and sleep up here. There is a lot going on. Lets all enjoy the fun but be careful.

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