The Pine Strawberry Business Community (PSBC), a non-profit group of local business owners and residents, will host the Fall Apple Festival and Antique Show on Saturday and Sunday.
The event at the P/S Community Center and Cultural Hall on Oct. 6 and 7, showcases quality antiques and collectibles, antique tractor show, craft vendors, food vendors, children’s craft booth, chili cook-off, fall and apple treats and entertainment by Trouble in Paradise.
Come enjoy old-fashioned family fun in a charming, small-town atmosphere and celebrate the arrival of fall on the Rim. There are splashes of gold across the forest and the hint of winter is in the air with cooler mornings and evenings. My neighbor’s house is all decked out for Halloween, signaling the return of the holidays.
Catch the spirit, mingle with friends and neighbors, shop, indulge in great apple treats and welcome in the season this weekend.
Do you want to support your community, meet new people and have a great time? Volunteer for the PSBC in a variety of ways during town events that bring people and revenue to the community. To help, please contact them at (928) 476-9988.
Community Center Thrift Store
On your visit to Pine, the Community Center Thrift Store invites you to stop in for the arrival of fall and winter clothes. They offer quality clothing, both new and gently used, at great low prices. Hunters will find Allen Originals, Bear and other name brand compound bows ready for hunting season.
On Oct. 10 to 13 buy a book at half off and get two books free. This includes craft, quilting, children’s and ’tween books, cookbooks and adult reading. (Specialty books displayed under glass are excluded).
Celebrate Tymeless Antiques and Treasures
Every day is a celebration of life as we enjoy the blessings of living on the Rim.
People travel hundreds – even thousands of miles to revisit small-town America and the feeling of what America used to be. Our many antique shops and hand-crafted works by local artists brings a flavor to the area that lures seekers of nostalgia and treasure.
In P/S you can take a trip down Memory Lane at shops like Auntie Gail’s Collectibles, Stage House Antiques and Boutique, Moose Mountain Antiques, Pine Country Antiques and Tymeless Antiques and Treasures.
On Oct. 6 and 7 come congratulate Larry Baker and Richard Crowe of Tymeless Antiques and Treasures for 10 great years in Pine as they celebrate their anniversary at the shop on Hardscrabble Road. You are invited to peruse great items of the past, enjoy refreshments and help these two hard-working and dedicated residents celebrate their success and contribution to the community.
Fire board meeting
Full- and part-time residents, did you know that there must be a 30-foot clearing around your property in order for the fire department to be able to assist you in the event your property is threatened by wildfire?
Come learn the facts at the next fire board meeting in Pine at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17. Learn fire prevention measures important to residents and homeowners. Chief David Staub will provide a report on area fire and ambulance activity and the public will have a chance to participate.
The meeting will be at Fire Station #41, on Hardscrabble Road by the Pine Deli. Come meet your fire department personnel and ensure your home is protected.
Strawberry’s Elite annual Steak Fry
Strawberry’s Elite will host its 2012 Steak Fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 at THAT Brewery and Pub.
The benefit is open to everyone. Proceeds will help needy P/S children and families.
Along with steak, the tasty dinner includes coleslaw, rolls, baked beans, Texas sheet cake and non-alcoholic beverages.
The evening will also include a 50/50 raffle, meaning 50 percent of the ante goes to the winner and 50 percent to Strawberry’s Elite.
But wait, there’s more ... there will be entertainment by that favorite local band Trouble in Paradise!
Tickets for the annual event are $20 per person or two for $35. Buy them at THAT Brewery in Pine.
Please help Strawberry’s Elite bring a happier holiday to struggling families and children. Mark your calendar and get your tickets now for great food, great company and a great cause.
Trail Building School
Attention biking and trail enthusiasts or anyone wanting to be involved in an exciting and important community trail building project. The International Mountain Biking Association is sponsoring a Trail Building School and trail work on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Pine. The session begins at 9 a.m. at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Highway 87. Lunch will be provided and work takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To work on the trail project you must attend the morning classroom session, wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat and gloves and bring water. Another Arizona Trail training session will take place Saturday, Oct. 27. Both trainings are free and include actual nearby trail construction. For information, contact Janet Brandt at (928) 595-0204.
In today’s high-tech world, I still enjoy the feel of paper between my fingers and the rustling of a newspaper as I turn the pages. Whatever your preference, you’ll find the P/S Happenings in the Payson Roundup each Friday. If you prefer to get the news on your laptop, it’s as easy as going to www.payson.com. Stay connected for all the great events coming to P/S. Please e-mail your events to firstname.lastname@example.org.