Chili Cook Off Raises Money For Art Show

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Myra Kraemer, coordinator of the "Shining a Light in Pine" art show, fills a bowl with chili for Dr. Marj Jones, director of the Arizona Literacy and Learning Center. Jones and several from her program came up from Phoenix to support the Chili Cook Off fund-raiser.

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Chili Cook Off

There was a Chili Cook Off in Pine on Saturday night to raise money for the Dyslexia Art Show, "Shining a Light in Pine," scheduled to be held May 11 to 21.

The show is being presented by the Arizona Literacy and Learning Center and The Dyslexia Foundation. Myra's Art Gallery is hosting this art show and raising the funds to make it happen.

The chili was donated by local restaurants and some individuals. Chili tasters chose a bowl from a wonderful display of pottery bowls, hand crafted by local artists. With the bowls, one could make repeated trips to the chili line to try each one and choose a favorite.

Salad and desserts were also available for those who saved room for them.

Artists donating bowls were: Carol Snyder, Donna Rokoff, Tom Fish, Kartar S. Khalsa, Gary Houston and Rosemerie Barabe. Restaurants donating the terrific chili were Cucina Paradiso, Giuseppe's Italian Grill, Macky's Grill, Pine Deli, Pine Verde Mexican Restaurant, Rimside Grill and Randall House. Many thanks for these kind donations to this most worthwhile project.

Myra from Myra's Gallery is working diligently to pull this art show together. It is a lot of work. Watch for more information about events related to this show.

There will be a fund-raising garage sale at Myra's gallery on March 11. Items donated for this sale will be greatly appreciated.

Nurse available Thursday

Just a reminder that a nurse from the Gila County Health Department is available in the Senior Dining Room in the Pine Community Center from 9 a.m. until noon on the third Thursday of each month.

Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are done. For the blood sugar test, you must be fasting from the night before.

Volunteer

There are many volunteer opportunities waiting for good people around our communities. The food bank, the museum and the library are just three that come to mind immediately. No matter what your interests might be, your help is needed.

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