I have been a working member of the Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild for many years. This year, due to illness in my family, I was unable to participate in all of the craft shows.
This small group of approximately 16 working volunteers somehow manages each year to conduct three arts and crafts festivals over the three major holidays in the summer. These ventures make not only an enjoyable weekend for all who visit, but help all the businesses in the community by bringing in visitors to stay, spend money and enjoy the weekends.
At the end of the festivals, and after expenses, the guild distributes all remaining money back into the community.
This year, more than $5,000 was donated to various non-profit organizations and groups in Pine and Strawberry. This has been going on for more than 20 years and most people do not know all the good this group contributes to these two hamlets.
I personally want to thank each and every one of the guild members who so diligently work each year, especially the past two years, with the many difficulties they have encountered. You are a great group of people, and I count myself proud to be a member.
Sue Montgomery, Strawberry