Well it looks like there was a steady stream of supporters at the fund-raiser for Carl Norris on Saturday. I don’t think we could have asked for more perfect weather. Thanks so much to all who contributed either by baking goods, donating items for the silent auction or coming out to buy items. Please remember that the quilt donated by the DPS Quilt Angels is still on display at the Senior Thrift Store during their normal operating hours.
The raffle drawing takes place on Saturday, March 5, and you can buy a single ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5 up until the day of the drawing. Since all of the proceeds from the drawing will be donated to help cover Carl’s hospital bills, this is a great way we can all contribute.
I hope everyone had a special week celebrating Valentine’s Day with their sweetie. I know the beautiful weather inspired many to get out and enjoy the refreshing mountain air and warm sunshine.
Students at Pine-Strawberry Elementary School will take off Monday, Feb. 21 for Presidents Day. They’ll probably be home practicing for the big Talent Show that will take place on Wednesday the 23rd. There will be two performances so be sure to stop by and cheer the kids on at 12:45 or 6 p.m. at the school gym.
The first of two book discussions at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library begins on Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Jeannette Sindik will lead the discussion on the book “The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, be sure to do so soon.
The next movie madness event takes place on Thursday, March 17, (hey that’s St. Pattie’s Day so be sure to wear green). The featured movie will be “Scooby-Doo Curse of the Lake Monster.” The show begins at 1 p.m. and snacks will be served.
If you haven’t signed up for the Mark Kissler 3-D drawing class taught by Jeannette Sindik you might want to do so soon. The one-day class will take place on March 24 in the library activity room and there will be two different sessions for the different age groups. Call (476-3678) or stop by the library today to get more information or register.
May Day Garden Celebration
Rim Country gardeners should be sure to mark their calendars for the weekend of April 30 through May 1. That’s when the Pine-Strawberry Business Community will host its annual May Day Garden Celebration. Each year the event grows — in size and popularity.
It is a wonderful opportunity for gardeners to get tips on plants and techniques proven to produce a bumper crop. There will also be plants for sale, vendor booths, and much more, so be sure to attend this special event.
Well I have good news! Carol Reed will be taking over the Pine-Strawberry Happenings column beginning in March. Carol and I will be meeting this week to ensure a smooth transition and I will include all of her contact information in next week’s column. Have a great week.