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The "Don't Let Pine and Strawberry Burn" letter signing is Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Pine. The letters are written to our governor, senators and representative. Your signature is needed. Stop by and sign a letter. Or if you prefer to write your own letter, paper will be available. P/S Improvement Association (PSIA) donated the money for postage and printing. Bring the family for live music compliments of Trouble in Paradise. The kids can have an up-close look at the fire trucks, visit with real firemen and try out the new playground equipment. We need to attract the attention of our political leaders. These dead trees in the forest circling our communities need to be taken down. This is a real community effort. Everyone is needed to stop by and sign a letter. Payson people are welcome as well.

The P-S Archeological & Historical Society is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying materials and information about the historical and archeological heritage of Pine, Strawberry and the surrounding area. The membership drive is under way. Your membership is an important part of the budget. An individual or family membership is only $20 per year. Call or stop by the museum for information or an application.

Beginning May 15 the museum in Pine is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day. The Strawberry Schoolhouse is open on weekends starting May 17. Hours are 10 to 4 on Saturday and noon to 4 on Sundays. Don't forget the Old Time Fiddlers Jam Sessions on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 in the Cultural Hall. This is real foot stomping, hand clapping fun.

Strawberry Cookbook

There is still time to get your recipe in for the Strawberry Festival's Strawberry Cookbook. Share your favorite Strawberry recipe and see your name in print. Mail or email to the address below. And save June 7th and 8th for the Strawberry Festival. Volunteers are needed. This event is great fun. Join us. Call Clarice at 468-6956 to volunteer. A few booth spaces are still available for vendors with hand-made craft items. Call Pat at the chamber in Payson ñ 474-4515.

Mark your calendars for the Luau, Sunday, May 18, put on by the Strawberry's Elite. This group raises money for needy children and families of Pine and Strawberry.

Pine Elementary School children in grades 3, 5 and 8 will be taking the AIMS test the week of May 5. Lets give them lots of encouragement.

If you have any questions about an event or activity, go on to the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society website at pinestrawhs.org or stop by or call the regional chamber office located in the museum in Pine (476- 3547).

For more information, call Christy at 476-2239 or email at cpwrather@earthlink.net.

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