The juniper pollen has raised havoc with my motorcycle. It needs a bath! I want to drop by for this event. The Justice McNeeley Foundation Motorcycle Charity Run is this Saturday, June 4.
Start at The Spur in Star Valley. Enjoy a $5 breakfast and then ride up the Rim. It’s a Poker Run, so best (and worst!) hand receives a cash prize. Finish at the Sportsman Chalet in Strawberry for an auction, raffle, live music and special drink prizes. The big winner will be blind 2-year-old, Laytin Matthews. A special walker is in his future, thanks to you generous bike riding (and wannabe bike riders) folks. Ride safe, friends. More information at www.justicemcneeley foundation.org.
Don’t forget on Monday, June 6 Summer School is in session for those who need to be there. Check with the school for more information.
On Monday, June 6, the big truck arrives from the Valley with food stuffs. Helping hands are always welcome. While some food stuffs come from the Valley, most comes from you fine folks. Cash and food contributions are always needed and always appreciated. Call Marti Heinert at 476-6469 to get involved.
Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show
Also this coming week is the 15th Annual Strawberry Patcher’s Quilt Show June 10-12 at the Cultural Hall at the Community Center in Pine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. There is a $2 (OOPS! I blew it last week with a $20 charge. Better deal this week!) admission charge with children under 12 free.
Enter the drawing for a quilt with a can/package of nonperishable food. Participate in the Viewer’s Choice voting on quilts and wearable items, see the winners on Sunday. The Berry Patch Boutique will be filled with quality, handmade items. There also will be a vendors mall and quilt appraisals. Tickets will be available for the beautiful opportunity quilt drawing on Dec. 1. More information at www.strawberry patchers.com.
Second Saturdays are the hottest shopping dates in Pine and Strawberry and June 11 is a Second Saturday. Shop ’til you drop at all of the fine vendors. There will be deals, not to mention some especially unique things, only available here!
The Strawberry Festival
To add to the busy upcoming weekend, the Strawberry Festival is on June 11-12. There is free admission right in the middle of Pine’s Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors and food and music will be available, along with delicious Strawberry treats. This year, there will be a new Kids’ Booth featuring appropriate crafts and activities. Don’t miss it!
A Block Party
John Lake, pastor of the Church on Randall Place in Pine, reports their block party will be at the Pine Community Center on June 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be free food, drinks, entertainment, a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, games (for young and less young), face painting, clowns, etc. Also, there will be special children’s activities hosted by “Rock of Safety” Ministry. Music will be provided by “CAVU” — innovative and rhythmic music with ardent vocal harmonies, including folk, rock, alternative and even classical — this music has no generational boundaries. The word “cavu” is actually an acronym that is from aeronautics. It means “Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited” — the sky is clear.
40 Years for First Baptist in Pine
First Baptist Church of Pine is celebrating their 40th year of existence here in Pine for the entire month of June, calling the event “From Generation to Generation We Shall Praise Your Name.”
The church began as a home Bible study and grew into a group of people committed to the establishment of a building for community worship. The following are the events scheduled for each Sunday: June 5 - The Early Years; June 12 - Trusting His way at which time we will have the Johnson Family Singers who have shared their love of Christ through music several times in the area; June 19 - committed to serve; and the last week, June 26 - Homecoming Celebration.
The members of the congregation eagerly invite all to attend services, view pictures from the beginning of the church until now, and then share fellowship with them as they thank God for His grace and provision to our congregation during these 40 years. They will cherish meeting, greeting and getting to know you.
Vacation Bible School for the Youngsters
OK, I am biased as a pastor, but I think kids ought to have a chance to learn something positive about God. The First Baptist Church of Pine is once again conducting Vacation Bible School at the Pine/ Strawberry School commencing June 6 through June 10 from noon until 3 p.m. every day.
Kids from age 4 through 6th-grade will enjoy “Son Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School.” Hear the great stories from the Bible, make crafts, ham it up in skits, play games and sing songs. On Friday evening there will be a hamburger and hotdog supper to celebrate the closing of Bible School which will include a short program by the children demonstrating what they have learned through music and Bible stories. Bring your kids to Surf God’s Great News.
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