The sun is shining again and everything is getting a chance to dry out. It has been great to watch the water running furiously through the streams. People who have been inconvenienced by this are probably delighted to see the current slow. The buds on my fruit trees seem about ready to explode. The days are long and beautiful. Spring is definitely in the air.
Have you always wanted to be a model? The Pine/Strawberry Senior Thrift Shop is looking for a few volunteers who would like to model for their spring fashion show. Ladies, men, teens and children are needed. Call (928) 476-4633 or stop by the thrift store and ask for Becky Gudnason. The Senior Thrift Store is located in the Pine Community Center. The fashion show will be on Saturday, April 30.
Remember to be generous with fellow Pine/Strawberry community resident, Edward Wayne Bench. He could use a little help with bills during his treatment for throat cancer. An account has been set up at Bank One and your financial assistance for Mr. Bench will be greatly appreciated.
The Hiking with Dogs group has had some good response and will be having a meeting soon. Call Lori Chandler, (928) 476-2633, if you are interested in more information. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pine Library has "gone live" as of March 1. Ask them about online access. This is part of the Patron Access Computer program. Stop by the library to sign up and get all the information.
Spring break at the Pine Strawberry School is March 14-25. The school will be closed during this time.
All Pine and Strawberry children and visitors are welcome to attend March Children's Movie Madness at the Pine Library. This Spring Break activity will take the place of children's story hour for these two weeks.
- March 16 will feature "Shark Tale" which is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes.
- On March 23, the movie will be "Mulan II" which is rated G and runs for 79 minutes.
Both movies will be shown at 11 a.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided by the library. Children should bring a pillow to be comfortable on the floor. Parents are responsible for judging the suitability of these movies for their children. Stop by the library for information.
While you are at the library, don't forget to buy a raffle ticket for the gourmet food basket. The drawing will be held during the book sale. The book sale is March 18 and 19 at the Cultural Hall.
Rim Country Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a special bingo event for children on Saturday, March 19, at the Kiwanis building, which is located behind the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center.
Bunny Bingo for children in grades kindergarten through second will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Spring Fling, for grades 3-8, will be from 11 a.m. until noon. This event is for all Pine Strawberry children and admission is free. All children will receive a sweet goody bag. Special prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. This event will take the place of the Easter egg hunt which will not be held this year. The weather is too unpredictable and it is no fun to hide or find Easter eggs in the mud.
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