The official Pine/Strawberry celebration of the Arizona Centennial is Saturday, July 7, complete with a community parade at 10:30 a.m. Participants must register before Friday, June 29. Get information and registration forms at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library.
The Pine/Strawberry Museum opens at 10 a.m. that day and the Pine/Strawberry Historical Society will host a barbecue under the ramada from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum and library and cost $8 per person, with those 12 and under served for $5 each.
The event will feature activities for children; a speaker on Pine/Strawberry history in the Cultural Hall at 1 p.m.; a special program on flags in the Cultural Hall at 2 p.m. The library will host a Community Dance with Junction 87 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. inside the Cultural Hall.
The library will offer refreshments and accept donations.
The program is presented in partnership with the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library, Pine/Strawberry Archaeological & Historical Society and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pine Ward, with help from the Arizona State Library.
Pleasant Valley Days
Residents of the Young area will have their own celebration of the Arizona Centennial July 21 for Pleasant Valley Days.
Currently the Pleasant Valley Historical Society is looking for descendants of pioneer families who homesteaded or settled in Young or the surrounding area of Pleasant Valley in the late 1800s or early 1900s to participate in the celebration parade.
Parade entries must be in by July 14. Those who want organizers to make a sign for them or their family, please let Carol Braswell know by July 1, she can be reached at (928) 462-3661. Call her with questions or for additional information as well.