Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying a very relaxing holiday with friends and family today. Can you believe we are on the verge of 2010 all ready? It seems like it wasn’t that long ago we were entering into the new millennium.
If you still haven’t gotten up to see the Christmas decorations in Pine, this is probably your last week to enjoy all the lights, so be sure to make the effort to come see how beautifully the businesses decorate for the season.
You can also view the homes who participated in the Strawberry’s Elite Christmas Lighting Contest. You can find the following addresses lit up in Pine: 6672 Bradshaw; 4213 Mistletoe Drive; 6511 Randall Place; and 3809 N. Apache Trail. In Strawberry the following residences participated in the contest: 4099 Juniper Road; 8720 Tonto Rim Drive; and 4817 Rim View Loop.
The winners of the Lighting Contest are: Most Elaborate, Bill and Barbara Hirsch at 4213 Mistletoe Drive, Pine; Wow Factor, Richard Kubiak at 8720 Tonto Rim Drive, Strawberry; Most Fun, Linda Harris, 6511 Randall Place, Pine; Most Animated, Mike Peters, 6672 Bradshaw, Pine; Most Holiday Charm, Frand Allhands, 4817 Rim View Loop, Strawberry; Special Theme Breast Cancer, Brian and Diane Boers, 3809 N. Apache Trail, Pine; and last, but not least, Most Sparkle, Bill and Dawn Potter, 4099 Juniper Road, Strawberry. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated in this year’s contest.
The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library will show the movie “G Force” from Walt Disney at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30. The movie is rated PG and all are welcome to come hang out with their friends and enjoy!
The library is kicking off the new year with pre-school story time with a winter fun theme. Children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 6 years old are invited to join the fun each Wednesday from 10:15 until 11:15 a.m. Activities include stories, crafts, games, music, puppets, drama, and much, much more. If you would like to know more, call 476-3678 or stop by the library for details.
The DPS Quilt Angels chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild recently presented the Senior Center with a generous check from the proceeds of the popular Tellabration Celebration. This timely gift will help continue to fund services for the senior citizens in our community and is much appreciated.
I want to wish you all the best for the coming new year. Whether we have much or little, we still live in a wonderful country where freedom is treasured. May we each do our part to make our community a better place this year!