There are some important and fun events coming up in Pine and Strawberry. Don't miss them.
The Community Center in Pine will be overflowing with activities connected with the Antique and Crafts Festival. Sponsored by the Pine/ Strawberry Archaeological and Historical Society, the event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3.
This is the fourth year for this event and there are some changes that should make it better than ever. Everything will be at the community center this year rather than spread out to the school as in prior years.
Inside the Cultural Hall will be booths of antiques and crafters, the silent auction and the appraisal clinic. The quilters will be selling chances on their Opportunity Quilt for which the drawing is coming up soon. The appraisal clinic will run on a first-come, first-served basis with numbers being issued as people check in. The clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. If the item is too big, bring photos showing it from all directions. There is no charge for the appraisals but donations will be gratefully accepted. These appraisers are donating their time to the Historical Society. If you want to have a booth for your antiques or crafts, call Kris Lovetro at (928) 476-3044.
The Deep Pit Barbecue, using a secret recipe of Lufkin Hunt, will be prepared by Albert Hunt. Besides the barbecue, there will be potato salad, beans, rolls and a drink. Homemade desserts will be served by members of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Contributions of baked goods would be welcomed. Please bring them to the senior dining room after 9 a.m. Saturday.
The ramada will be available for those who want to eat outside. The barbecue will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
On the grounds of the community center will be displays of classic cars, the fire department's new ambulance, kettle corn and much more. Polly Thomas will perform her artwork on the faces of children. She is wonderful.
Items are still being sought for the silent auction. Please check your closets, garages and spare rooms and bring those great finds to the museum. This is a major fund-raiser for the Historical Society and allows them to provide educational and entertaining programs for our communities. Sponsorships are greatly appreciated. A $100 donation places your name on the sponsor banner. All the money raised from this event stays in our communities. For more information, call the museum at (928) 476-3547 or Kris, event chairman, at (928) 476-3044.
The Strawberry Schoolhouse will be open Saturday, Oct. 2 and then will be closed for the winter.
Roundup publisher Richard Haddad will be the guest speaker at the children's story hour, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6.
The museum in Pine goes to winter hours starting Oct. 11 --rom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays.
Remember the quarterly book discussion at the library at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Pick up your copy of the book, "Ten Little Indians," at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine.
Those students who have 100 days of perfect attendance will be rewarded at a special flag ceremony. The 100 days runs from the first day of school to Jan. 22.
Parent-Teacher conferences are from noon to 4 p.m., Sept. 29 and 30. School will be dismissed early on these two days.
The book fair will be held during the week of conferences and parents are encouraged to come to the library and take advantage of the book sale. They make wonderful Christmas gifts.
The Fall Festival date has changed to Saturday, Oct. 30.
For information on any of these school happenings, call the school at (928) 476-3283.
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