The "Cat in the Hat" extravaganza at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library was a great hit with a full house of delighted children. Seth Scott, a local high school student, did an extraordinary job as "The Cat." Children from 2 to 10 were drawn into the activities as the Cat led the group in "The Hokey Pokey" and the newest version of "Captain, May I," translated for the occasion to "The Cat in the Hat said."
The concentration of the children was amazing. There were door prizes, refreshments and "Cat in the Hat" project sheets to take home. Sandy Carver, the Cat and the library crew did a wonderful job to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss. The children loved it.
Dr. Seuss put all his efforts into getting children excited about reading. His books are full of imagination and fun and they are ageless. If you have not read one lately, pick one up and read it through. Better yet, read it with a child.
Nominations for Volunteer of the Year are being accepted by Take Pride Project of Pine and Strawberry. The deadline is March 21. Think about that person who is always there, lending a helping hand and not getting or expecting any recognition. There are lots of deserving volunteers in our midst. Send your nominations to Take Pride Project, P.O. Box 1204, Pine, AZ 85544, or e-mail your nomination to Pinetr32@hotmail,com.
Auditions for two one-act plays will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library. Teens from 12 through 17 are invited to audition. What a great opportunity. Don't miss out.
The Old Time Fiddlers perform at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. Don't miss the fun.
Pine/Strawberry Elementary School begins two weeks of spring break on Monday, March 12. The Pine Library will feature Movie Madness at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, March 15 and March 22. These will be new-release children's movies.
Be sure to check out the Web site of the Pine Library to learn about all their activities. The address is http://pinelibrary.inpayson.com.
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