Settle In For Another Busy Weekend In Pine, Strawberry

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The festive Strawberry Patchers annual quilt show begins today, June 6, and continues through the weekend at the Pine-Strawberry Community Center on Highway 87 in Pine.

In addition to the quilt display, the Berry Patch Boutique and vendor mall will be offering handmade items and quilt supplies.

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The Kettle Korn concession is always a popular attraction, and food choice, at Pine-Strawberry celebrations, including the upcoming Strawberry Festival.

The show is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults. Children are admitted free.

The Strawberry Festival, a highlight of the summer season, kicks off tomorrow, June 7, with the popular vintage vehicle and antique tractor display. It will also be held at the community center.

The festival features arts and crafts, food vendors, music and games. Pine and Strawberry restaurants will be offering up delicious strawberry creations. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Pine School pre-school and kindergarten testing

Testing and enrollment for pre-school and kindergarten children is now under way at Pine Elementary School. Enrollment will continue through June 25.

For more information, call (928) 476-3283.

The school office will be closed June 26 through July 11.

Food bank needs your help

he weather is warm, the foliage has turned a delicious green and life is good in the Rim Country.

It's carefree times like today that we tend to forget there are those in need and depending on our help.

During the holidays it's second nature for us to drop off canned goods for the local food bank. Unfortunately, the need continues after the tree has been taken down and decorations stored away until next year.

Lisa Sieracki of the Pine Strawberry Fire Department says food bank reserves are running low and that's a huge problem since there are those in our two mountain hamlets who depend on those donations.

So, grab a can or two of food and drop them off at either at the Pine Fire Department Administration Building or the Strawberry Fire Department. It's a great way to keep the holiday spirit alive and also help out our friends and neighbors.

Pine-Strawberry Medical Clinic Board of Directors searching for new member

The Pine-Strawberry Medical Clinic Board of Directors is in need of an additional board member.

The new board member's term would bewo years, beginningn July 2008. Clinic board members ensure the presence of an operational medical clinic, which serves the Pine-Strawberry area.

Theoard meets monthly, on the third Monday of the month, at 5 p.m.
For questions, or to express interest, please attend the regular monthly June 16 board meeting (atackntrance to clinic), or the annual meeting at 10 a.m. July 1 in the Pine Fire Departmentoardroom.

Donate to the medical clinic

We are fortunate to have a medical facility close and available to us in our small community. Now is the time to show our appreciation by helping out. We can do so by contributing to the medical center. The funds will be used for clinic maintenance, renovations and to purchaseew computers.lso, some interior modifications are needed,o allow foretter patient confidentiality. Any donations are fully tax-deductible, as the clinic board is a 501-C3 tax-exempt organization.

Donations can be sent toine-Strawberry Health Services, Inc., P.O. Box 270, Pine, AZ 85544.
CPR classes available in Pine

Ira Gibel, safety officer of our local search and rescue squad and a Red Cross certified instructor in first aid and CPR says openings are available in the next CPR class.

The class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 in Gibel's home in Portals III. The class will be geared to beginners or for those needing recertification.

The cost is $20, which includes a copy of American Red Cross manual for CPR, course outline, breathing barriers, gloves, certified American Red Cross card and the use of fire department mannequins.all Gibel at (928) 476-5109 for more information.

Pine Strawberry Fire Board meeting

he monthly PS Fire Board meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 25. The meeting will be at the fire station in Pine. The community is invited to attend.

Coming in June

  • Justice McNeeley Foundation 2008 Annual Quad Run, June 14, Rimside Grill, Pine.
  • Second Saturday "Shop Hop" in Pine, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. une 14, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty of Pine, Sunny Mountain Realty of Pine and the Pine-Strawberry Business Community.
  • Fiddlers Jam, June 18, Pine Strawberry Community Center.
  • Library Community Survey results, June 26 at 5 p.m., Library Activity Room.
  • The dates of the "Catch the Reading Bug" Summer Reading Program are:

June 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon

June 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon, NAU Traveling Arthropod Bug Show

July 11, 10:30 to noon

July 18, 10:30 to noon, Reward luncheon and Creepy Crawly Bug Café.

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