Library's Children's Story Hour Honors Mothers

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The "Not To Be Missed" Senior Thrift Shop Spring Fashion Show is at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 30.

Hopefully the weather will allow the festivities to be outside under the ramada. However, if it is nasty outside, you will be kept warm, comfortable and well entertained inside. The all-volunteer, fun-loving entertainment committee has put a lot of work into this event. The models come in all ages and sizes and will show off some wonderful fashions including wedding and prom dresses. The clothes that are being modeled will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Many great door prizes have been donated by local businesses. Homemade snacks and a drink will be available for $10. hat a bargain.

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Melissa Vaillancourt, third from left, shows the outfit she will model for the Spring Thrift Shop Fashion Show to her mother, Timmie Vaillancourt. Putting the finishing touches on the arch are Jay Martell, far left, with her face buried in flowers, Becky Gudnason and Bruce Thompson. The event is 1p.m. tomorrow, April 30, at the Pine Community Center.

But then, it is at the thrift store so you would expect a great deal. There will be lots of good prices, including the opportunity to listen to the music of Trouble in Paradise, also known as Chuck and Barb, who are volunteering their time and talent. Plant Fair Nursery is providing all the flowers. Becky and the crew have been working very hard to make this a fun and memorable event. Do stop by and join the fun. You just might come away with a real treasure. This event will benefit the Senior Center.

Children's Story Hour begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at the Pine Library. May will focus on mothers. This week's books are, "Mommies Say Shhhhh!" by Patricia Polacco and "I Love my Mommy" by Sebastien Braun. Following the story, the children will work on their Mother's Day craft project. All preschool, home-schooled and visiting children are invited.

The Hiking with Dogs group is now doing two hikes a week. Lots of folks from Payson and beyond are taking part so there will be a hike on Monday in the west and Thursday in the east. Hikers and their dogs are invited to join either or both groups. E-mail Lori Chandler at mtnrider@cybertrails.com or call her at (928) 476-2633 for information and to be added to the list. Hikers are always welcome so long as your dogs are well socialized with people and other dogs and are under your control.

Myra's Gallery and Studio in Pine will have an open house from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Myra invites everyone to stop by and see her new shop, the great selection of art and craft and her picture framing skills. This should be a fun evening and a great social event after a long winter.

Don't forget the big book special at the library. Pine Library Friends is having a "buy one, get one free" extravaganza on books with a copyright date before the year 2000. That includes lots of wonderful books. Hurry in for a great selection.

Becky Waer, manager of the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine, recently honored all her loyal volunteers with a home-cooked breakfast. With the help of her assistant, Ann Pendleton, they put on a royal feast. It pays to volunteer at the library. They really appreciate you.

If you ever feel that too much space in this column is used talking about the library, the responsibility to change that rests with you. Ann and Becky regularly send me notices about what they are doing. If I have the information, I will write about it. Let me hear from you and your organization. As I have said before, if I do not know about it, I cannot write about it. Reminders and updates keep your group's activities in this column.

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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