Pine Church Displays Nativity Scenes

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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A week from today will be Christmas Eve. Any chance of snow? It would be fun to have some snow for the visiting children and grandchildren, but either way, it is beautiful and travel is safer when it is dry.

The Strawberry Market had an Angel Tree for children in Strawberry and Pine who might not have a gift to open without some generous folks. All the names have been taken from the tree so Santa will have some special gifts to hand out. Our communities certainly have some generous people.

Speaking of generous people, the Christmas Tree Auction, part of the Community Christmas Party, brought in a total of $2,665. That will go a long way to provide the individual classrooms with those extra very important things that just are not possible otherwise. Many thanks to all who donated in any way to make this event a success.

Away in the manger

The Nativities on display at the First Baptist Church in Pine were beautiful. What a wonderful and interesting collection. Some were handmade and many came from other countries. Constructed of wood, stained glass, metal, glass and fabric, each one was a treasure.

"Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas" will be the featured movie at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22 at the Pine library. Rumor has it that a special guest direct from the North Pole will be dropping by. Wonder who that could be? Better come and find out.

Bring a favorite pillow. Popcorn will be provided. All children pre-school- and school-age are invited.

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This colorful Nativity scene is from Portugal.

Our wonderful Pine library has several current magazines available for people to take home and read. Included in the long list of magazines available monthly are Consumer Reports, Real Simple Organic Gardening, Quilter's World, Better Nutrition and Men's Health.lso, the library appreciates the donations of your current magazines when you are finished reading them.
The Pine library received a wonderful grant from the Arizona State Library which provided many great new books. These include books on the cultural history of Arizona including Apache and Navajo Indian culture, Flagstaff, and more. In this new collection also are many books on health including pain relief, food additives, high-intensity training and more. Stop by and check out these helpful and interesting additions to the library.

The library is still looking for some new volunteers. Stop by and talk with Becky Waer or call (928) 476-3678. Those library folks have lots of fun.

Please provide information for this column regarding upcoming events, activities and items of interest for residents and visitors of Pine and Strawberry. Call or fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@earthlink.net.

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