I have just returned from a week away. A couple of items came to me after I had submitted the column. I feel terrible when I miss something, particularly when someone takes the time to get it to me. I will be gone a few more times in the next two months. Please try to get your information to me by Tuesday morning. Many thanks.
Cub Scout Pack 652, Pine area, is hosting a roundup for all second- and third-grade boys. This is an opportunity for the boys and their parents to find out more about scouting. This roundup will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the LDS Pine Ward Building. For information, call Sandy Human, Cub Scout Leader, (928) 476-2406.
Buy the book
Looking Glass Books has closed its doors. They have donated many boxes of books to the Pine Library. The library does not have room for all of these books and therefore is having a sale. There are all kinds of books, both hard and soft cover. Great bargains are available just in time for holiday gift giving. All hard cover books are 2 for $1 and paperbacks are 2 for 50 cents. You cannot beat those prices. This sale will go on through December.
When you are browsing through the books at the library book sale, keep in mind that door prizes are needed for the Community Christmas Party and Christmas Tree Auction. This party for the children will be Friday evening, Dec. 3 in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center. There are certainly some great children's books in the book sale that would make wonderful door prizes for the kids.
The Pine Library Friends are having a craft sale from now through Christmas at the library. These handmade items will be unique and offer a great way to get a head start on Christmas shopping. It appears that the library is the place to go with all that is happening there.
Becky Ware informed me that the library could use more volunteers. What a great place to be a volunteer. They have fun. They get to be surrounded by tons of books and they get to meet and visit with lots of our terrific local people.
The criteria are that you like people and books and it would be helpful if you were comfortable with the computer. They have this wonderful new computer system now and so most everything is done through the computer. What a great way to spend a few hours a week.
Wildfire awareness project
Don't forget to stop by the Pine or Strawberry fire department to fill out the Wildland Fire Grant 2004 form. Anyone who has removed beetle-killed trees or other brush from their property is asked to fill out this form.
The Community Wildfire Awareness Project has funding available in proportion to the hours that each resident has spent in fire prevention activities on his or her property. This money will be used for contacting and educating absentee property owners on maintaining firewise properties.
I cannot believe how much my apples grew during my week away. They are so pretty, just outside my office window. I must make some applesauce.
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.