Fireworks, Parade Planned For Pine

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Arizona is turning 95 and the Pine/Strawberry business community has big plans for the party.

A statehood celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. in Pine. Events on the itinerary include fireworks, a parade and free hot dogs and beverages.

The Pine/Strawberry business community is sponsoring the event, so everything is free, said Sheri Earp, Pine/Strawberry business community secretary.

A parade is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and fireworks will be set off at the Pine/Strawberry Elementary School at 7 p.m.

"Anyone who wants to decorate their vehicle can enter the parade," she said.

Vehicles may be entered at the Baptist church on Randall Road at 4 p.m., before the start of the parade.

The parade will run down Randall and on past the elementary school and will probably last about half an hour, said Jim Richey, chairman of the Pine/Strawberry business community.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be provided after the parade by the business community for anyone attending the festivities, Earp said.

"It's just going to be a fun, community day," she said.

The Pine/Strawberry business community includes almost every business in the Pine/Strawberry area.

Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912 and was the 48th state to enter the Union.

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