Greetings, From Buzzards Bay

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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While this edition of the Roundup is being distributed onto driveways across the Rim country, I will be winging my way, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, back to Arizona from Massachusetts.

But while writing this column, I am looking out at a wide expanse of water -- which is Buzzards Bay. From my window, I can see the barges come down from the cape and make their way to the ocean. So much water. It is all so beautiful.

Story Time at Looking Glass Books is at 10:30 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday. This is a fun activity for ages 3 to 6 with a story and related craft project. Bring the kids. Call the book store at (928) 476-4771 for more information.

The quarterly book discussion is at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine. Even if you have not read the book, "Nectar in a Sieve," drop by for the discussion. It will motivate you to get reading on the next book.

The annual quiltathon will be March 1 through 3 and everyone is invited to come be a part of this worthwhile event.

Each year, the Strawberry Patchers Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild has this quiltathon, making quilts for children in trauma. These quilts are carried in the cars of Department of Public Safety Officers to be given to children as needed. So far, 3,030 quilts have been given to DPS and they are distributed to officers throughout the state.

This year, the Strawberry Patchers are inviting everyone to come help with this project. Quilting experience is not necessary and on the-job training will be provided. Volunteers will help with sorting fabric, ironing, cutting, sewing or tying.

Last year, more than 200 quilts were made in the three days with lots of help from volunteers. There is lots of conversation, fun and laughter during this activity.

Stop by the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday.

Rim Country Kiwanis judged the Pine Strawberry School Science Fair Feb. 11. They also provide prizes for the winners who will be announced within the next week. There were some great science projects. Congratulations to all the students who took the time to design and prepare a project.

Reading is Fundamental is another project sponsored by Rim Country Kiwanis. Kiwanis members visited the Pine-Strawberry School grades preschool through third grade, read stories to the children and gave each child a book to take home and keep. Thanks to the members of Kiwanis.

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