Luau Fun Slated For Sunday



Plan to attend the Luau sponsored by Strawberry's Elite on Sunday, May 18, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Black Bear Restaurant in Strawberry. The menu includes roast pork, sweet and sour chicken, rice, fruit salad and dessert. "White Water" will be providing musical entertainment. The mood will be festive. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Come join the fun. All proceeds help Pine and Strawberry children and families in need.

The letter signing for the "Don't let Pine and Strawberry Burn" last Saturday was a huge success. Close to 5,000 signatures were collected. Hopefully, this will make a difference.

Sponsored by Take Pride in Pine and Strawberry, the goal is to have a fire break cleared around our communities and remove as many of the dead trees as possible. The group thanks all who stopped by to sign letters and also those who helped with the event. Many who stopped by expressed their appreciation for the efforts of this group. We all know that something must be done soon.

The Pine/Strawberry Water Improvement District had an important public meeting last Saturday. On the agenda were various proposals of significant interest to all who live in Pine and Strawberry. We all need to take a more active interest in our water situation. It is vital to our lives here today and our futures.

The last day of classes at the Pine Elementary School is May 30 with dismissal at 11 a.m., while eighth-grade graduation is Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

The Old-Time Fiddlers Jam Session is Wednesday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall. Bring your instrument and join in or just sit and enjoy.

Plan to attend the first Arts and Crafts Festival of the season Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25 at the Pine Community Center. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Remember that the summer hours have started at the museum in Pine. It is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Strawberry Schoolhouse is now open on weekends. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Watch for word on special events throughout the summer at the schoolhouse. It is a great place to take the family for a picnic lunch.

A group of concerned residents of Strawberry met recently with Tom Foster of the Department of Transportation. One of the concerns is how to slow down traffic through Pine and Strawberry. While solutions to this problem are being sought, residents are encouraged to observe the speed limit of 35 miles per hour and set the example for drivers passing through our towns.

The white trash cans with big black spots at the fire stations in Pine and Strawberry are for all your aluminum cans. The Payson Humane Society, which provides services for neglected pets in our area as well as Payson, recycles these cans and puts the proceeds to good use. Please do not let these cans fill up our landfill when they can help unwanted dogs and cats.

For more information or to provide information about an event in Pine or Strawberry, call Christy at 476-2239 or email

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