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Volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul Society of Payson will be at Bashas’ collecting turkeys for the needy of Rim Country until 6 p.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 23). Volunteers will be stationed at the doors to accept turkeys, non-perishable food items and cash donations. All donations will be kept in Rim Country and will be distributed by the local conference of St. Vincent de Paul.

Nov. 23 Tuesday

• Turkey Tuesday: Bashas’, benefits food bank

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

Turkey Tuesday

Volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul Society of Payson will join with Channel 12 News and Bashas’ in collecting turkeys for the needy of Rim Country. This event, commonly known as “Turkey Tuesday,” will be held Nov. 23 at the local Bashas’ market.

Volunteers will be stationed at the doors to accept turkeys, non-perishable food items and cash donations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. All donations will be kept in Rim Country and will be distributed by the local conference of St. Vincent de Paul. 

CASA Wish Tree

CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — will have a Holiday Wish Tree in the Gila County Courthouse lobby, 714 S. Beeline Highway, starting Tuesday, Nov. 23. Each snowflake ornament on the tree represents a child in foster care.

The residents of Rim Country are invited to come to the courthouse and select a snowflake from the tree and let foster children know that they are not forgotten and their holiday wishes can come true by donating a gift.

Contact Katrisha Stuler with CASA of Gila County (ask for Katrisha at the Probation Window) or call (928) 474-7145.

Wrapped gifts are to be turned into Katrisha no later than Dec. 8, 2010. It is suggested the amount spent on a gift be between $20-$25.

Salsa contest deadline

Pine’s Annual Festival of Lights is Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28. 

Some of the highlights include a two-day Christmas Craft Show in the Cultural Hall, a visit from Santa Claus, refreshments, music, story-telling, a jingle bell parade, caroling, and of course the lighting ceremony.  

The fun begins on Saturday at noon.  One afternoon highlight will be the Salsa Recipe Challenge taking place at 1 p.m.  There will be two divisions — the professional category for restaurants and the non-professional category. 

Those who would like to be part of the competition must register by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 by calling Sheri at (928) 476-3655, Bobbie at (928) 476-6437, or Lynne at (928) 476-3880.

The parade and tree lighting ceremony begin around 6 p.m.

Nov. 24 Wednesday

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

Shepherd of the Pines celebrates Thanksgiving Eve

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 407 W. Wade Lane, will have a special Thanksgiving Eve worship service at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Holy Communion will be served. The theme for the service will be “The Secret of Contentment.”

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto (928) 474-5440.

Nov. 25 Thursday

• Thanksgiving holiday

• Community Thanksgiving dinner: noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Payson Elks Lodge, corner of Beeline and Airport Road

Elks host Thanksgiving dinner for community

Join the Payson Elks Lodge members for a free community Thanksgiving dinner with seatings at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy turkey and all the fixings, including an assortment of pies, plus entertainment by DJ Craig.

While the dinner is free, the Elks would appreciate any donations.

Get tickets at the Elks, the Chamber of Commerce, the Payson Senior Center and both the Payson and Pine libraries.

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