Stop by Sidewinders Saloon at the corner of Highway 87 and Hardscrabble Mesa Road from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 21 for the Second Annual Casino Day for the Justice McNeeley Foundation.The entry for the fun is just a $15 donation per person with additional donation buy-ins available.
There will be blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold ’em with great prizes, a 50/50 drawing, raffle and live auction.
The Justice McNeeley Foundation, a non-profit group, provides medical, dental and eye care help to children in the Payson, P/S and surrounding area.
Thrift Store re-opens
The P/S Thrift Store had a re-opening celebration on Saturday, April 13. Incorporated as “the Pine Mall” — it is more than a meeting and shopping venue, but a necessity for those on limited incomes. Volunteers help in all aspects from sorting items and creating displays to exceptional customer service.
It is run by the Senior Citizens Affairs Foundation and proceeds provide services to seniors from daily lunches and social activities to Meals on Wheels and more.
The facility was flooded in January.
Saturday the store was filled as people viewed repairs, bought great items, and enjoyed hot dogs under the Pine ramada to the music of Trouble in Paradise.
Spring Movie Madness
Pine School will have early release Wednesday, April 24 and that means it’s time for Spring Movie Madness. The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library will present the movie “Delhi Safari” at 1 p.m. As customary, please bring a pillow and get comfortable on the library floor. Refreshments will be served. Come go on safari without leaving town! For questions on library services, please call (928) 476-3678, or visit www.pinepubliclibrary.com.
Local blood drive
Maureen Walsh, branch office administrator for Edward Jones, has recently become part of the publicity committee for local blood drives. She is compiling an e-mail list of folks interested in receiving blood drive notices. To get on the list, e-mail her at email@example.com.
Arizona Trails Day
The April 27 Arizona Trails Day is shaping up to be a great party. So far, there will be three guided hikes — a hike with llamas leaving the Pine Trailhead at 10 a.m.; a hike without llamas at 10:45 a.m.; and a guided bird hike starting at the Pine Community Center ramada at 7:30 a.m. Other trail activities are also being scheduled.
This is the prime event to learn about all the trail activity in the P/S area.
To get involved or learn more, there is a meeting scheduled at the Pine Senior Dining Room (adjacent to the Thrift Store) at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
THAT Brewery Supports Area Trails
Is there anything better than a cold brew after a hike? After your hike, Steve and Tamara of THAT Brewery and Pub invite you to stop by the brewery and have a cold glass of Arizona Trail Ale. Every glass you drink supports trail development in the area.
Visit THAT Brewery and Pub at the south entrance of Pine to enjoy live music on the patio and cold beer under the stars.
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