Library Volunteers Accept Thanks

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A dedicated group of Pine library volunteers were honored at the annual Appreciation Breakfast held April 25 at Randall House in Pine.

Volunteers and library board members were treated to a delicious breakfast served in the cozy atmosphere of the historic home.

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Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library Director Becky Waer (right) addresses library volunteers at a breakfast in their honor in Pine.

Following the meal, library manager Becky Waer and her assistants Ann Pendleton and Sandy Carver expressed heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers for keeping the library running full bore.

Waer, Pendleton and Carver are the only employees of the library and they depend on the more than 20 volunteers to lend helping hands.

Special recognition was given the recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award.

The honorees included Marion Inward, Aggie Hansen, Shirley Manchester, Fran Oestmann and Donna Flansburg.

The five received certificates and 2007 bronze pins.

The certificates read in part, "in recognition and appreciation of your commitment to strengthening our nation and making a difference through volunteer service."

The national award is based on the amount of time volunteered.

Although the library has drawn a good number of helpers, Waer said even more volunteers are needed.

If you're among those who enjoys hanging out around good books and great people, stop by the library on Randall Road or call (928) 476-2914 for more information on volunteering.

Pine Strawberry School fund-raiser

Support our local school tomorrow, May 3, by attending the fund-raiser at the Community Center on Highway 87 in Pine. The benefit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Events include a rummage sale, bake sale, silent auction and a "poor man's car wash."

Items for the rummage sale, silent auction and baked goods may be dropped off in the morning before the sale.

The group is also seeking volunteers to help out.

Call Diane Roeder at (928) 970-9319 for more information.

Mail your donation to the library, P.O. Box 229, Pine, AZ 85544, or drop it off at the library at 6124 Randall Road in Pine. This is a great way to help provide a summer of wholesome fun and educational activities for our community's kids.

School board members needed

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Pine-Strawberry School Board, pick up a governing board packet at the school. The terms are for four years. Call Mike Clark or Doris Randall at (928) 476-3282 for more information.

DPS Quilt Angels receive windfall

Willene Smith of the DPS Quilt Angels has been told Take Pride of Pine and Strawberry has voted to donate $1,200 to the DPS Quilt Angels "to support all the good work they do locally and for the DPS officers."

Upon receiving the award, Smith said, "I just can't believe all this good fortune. Good does follow good it seems and I am so overwhelmed."

Smith also said the timing of the bequeath is perfect because the group's coffers are running low and batting for quilts is desperately needed.

The group does not access dues but relies solely on donations of fabric, batting and other supplies.

The Quilt Angels' mission is to make children's comfort quilts and donate them to Department of Public Safety officers and local first responder groups to carry with them for victims of accidents and other unfortunate incidents.

Donate to Children's Summer Program Fund

Youth program director for the Pine library Sandy Carver says donations are continuing to roll in for the library's summer program fund.

However, the library is still seeking financial help in funding the program that has a goal of motivating kids to read over the summer. A donation of $25 to the Children's Summer Program Fund will support a child for the entire summer program.

You can help our children enjoy the summer reading program by making your donation now. The donations will fund the four-week reading program, "Catch the Reading Bug."

Your contribution will provide weekly, pre-school story time, new release children's movies, a junior high drama group and junior high video gaming including a new, recently purchased Wii System.

Each session is full of incentives to read, free books and videos, special presentations, educational activities, games, music, drama, puppets, crafts and lots of plain old fun.

Remember, your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a certificate of appreciation to display at your business or home.

Riff Raff Club needs donations

The Riff Raff Club of Pine-Strawberry is gearing up for its annual Memorial Day yard sale and is need of donations.

The group has dubbed the event a "Naked Yard Sale" because no clothes will be put out for sale.

The items for sale will be donations from local residents.

If you have items to donate, call Jerry Nader at (928) 476-2195 or Jim MacLean at (928) 476-5940. Pick up of items can be arranged.

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