It is impossible to believe that we are now into the second month of the New Year.
Before we know it, it will be summer. But, in the meantime, there are plenty of activities ahead to keep us busy.
A celebration of Arizona's 95th birthday will be on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the P/S School. The Pine Strawberry Business community is sponsoring this gala event with a parade, hot dogs and fireworks. The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. but those wishing to be in the parade should be ready for the line up on Randall Road by the library at 4 p.m.
Free hot dogs and drinks will follow the parade. Decorated ATVs, bicycles, wagons and whatever are invited to be part of the parade.
The family pets are also welcome. Fireworks begin at 7 p.m. There will be time to take the animals home after the parade so they are not frightened by the fireworks.
Young people are invited to the Pine Library to make valentines for those special people in their lives. All the supplies needed to make valentines will be available until Feb. 14. For all the other activities for youth happenings at the library, stop by for a schedule or call Sandy Carver at (928) 476-3678.
Rimside Grill is hosting a Valentine's Day Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Great entertainment will be provided. Call (928) 476-3349 for information and reservations.
A wonderful event on the horizon is a quilting bee, sponsored by the Strawberry Patchers on March 7, 8 and 9. These small quilts are made out of wonderful soft fabrics and whimsical designs and given to the Department of Public Safety. The officers carry them in their vehicles and give them to children involved in accidents and other traumatic events. Everyone is invited to help with cutting, tying, whatever. And it is fun. Come to the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on any of these days. With questions, call Willene Smith at (928) 476-3587.
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