Saturday's Fireworks, Parade Will Celebrate Arizona's Birthday

PINE-STRAWBERRY

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Happy Birthday, Arizona. Tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 10, is the big celebration in Pine for the 95th birthday of the State of Arizona.

The Pine Strawberry Business Community is hosting this event. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and hot dogs and soft drinks will be served following the parade. The fireworks display begins at 7 p.m. at the school.

Those planning to be part of the parade should gather in front of the Church on Randall Place at 4 p.m. All types of vehicles and the family pets are invited to be part of the parade. All pets must be leashed.

There will be plenty of time after the parade to take your pets home and put them in a safe place so they are not frightened by the fireworks.

This is a community celebration. Decorate those 4-wheelers, bicycles and wheelbarrows. Come join the fun. A 95th birthday is reason to celebrate.

There is still time for the young people to make their valentines at the Pine library. All the supplies are there and there is no change. Stop by any time the library is open.

There are just a couple of tables available for the Valentine's Day Dinner at the Rimside Grill. Great entertainment and a special menu will make this a very delightful occasion. Call the restaurant for information and reservations, (928) 476-3349. But hurry.

Pinochle players are invited to join other players at the Pine Senior Dining Room each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Players of all levels of playing ability are encouraged to come, have fun and meet new friends. For more information or with questions, call Katie at (928) 476-4380. Come early for a great lunch before pinochle.

The Old Time Fiddlers will play in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. There is no charge for this event.

The Strawberry Patchers quilt-making marathon will be March 7, 8 and 9 in the Library Activity Room at the rear of the Pine Community Center. The quilts are donated for young trauma victims through the Department of Public Safety. The officers carry them in their trucks for children who are victims of accidents and other traumatic events. Everyone is most welcome to take part in this most worthwhile project. You do not need to be a quilt-maker or even know how to sew. It is a social event as well and there are always lots of goodies.

If your organization is planning an event, please let me know about it so I can mention it in this column. Reminders of ongoing events are also welcome. Thanks.

-- To provide information for this column fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@earthlink.net.

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