Visit To Museum Is A Trip In Time

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The P/S Historical Society Museum includes displays of clothing, furniture and other items used by the town’s earliest settlers and documents the memoirs of many of the town’s longest residing residents.

The P/S Historical and Archaeological Society thanks everyone who came out and supported the ice cream social fund-raiser last Saturday. The Historical Society is committed to keeping the history of the area alive; so the event last weekend was an activity that could have taken place in the earliest days of P/S.

In keeping with the pioneer spirit, the Wooden Nickel band dished up foot-stompin’ country music, patriotic songs, ballads and folk tunes, bringing a nostalgic flavor to the fund-raising event.

The Historical Society museum in Pine is actually located in a historic landmark that once served as the LDS Chapel to the Mormon pioneers.

Thanks to the vision and diligence of the descendants of the early settlers and many volunteers, the history of the area is forever embedded into the fabric of P/S and preserved for generations to come.

The museum first opened in 1979 and in 1990 was transferred from a small room in the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library to its current location. Since then, volunteers have collected and displayed artifacts and documents pertaining to the Native American cultures that occupied the area, the first Spanish and Anglo pioneers to visit and settle here and the people who have remained in the community since the initial settlement.

The museum houses artifacts discovered in the P/S area and ones actually used by the town’s founding families. There is a reference library and videos to document the memoirs of the town’s longest residing residents.

The museum also incorporates the chamber of commerce providing information on the state and things to do in Rim Country.

The P/S Historical Society invites you to come dig up the past in P/S and explore the roots of a great community.

Let the adventure begin at the museum located on Highway 87 in downtown Pine at the P/S Community Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday for summer.

Support the Riff Raff Club

The Riff Raff Club is pleased to announce it has obtained 501(c)(3) status and is now officially a non-profit organization. The group provides assistance to children, families, individuals and charitable groups in the area through sponsoring annual fund-raisers.

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 27, bring donations for the School Assistance Program to club members who will be at Pine’s Ponderosa Market. Items needed are No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, Clorox wipes, backpacks, paper towels and hand sanitizer.

Club members will also be at the market every weekend selling tickets for the Riff Raff Rifle Raffle. Tickets will also be available at Side­winders and Hairlooms in Pine and at The Sportsman’s Chalet and The Bear in Strawberry. For tickets you can also call Annette at (928) 978-3019 or e-mail clubriffraff@hotmail.com.  

The sixth annual Rifle Raffle will be held Sept. 1. The rifle is a Marlin 30-30 and the shotgun a Remington 870 Magnum Express Pump Action 12 gauge. There will also be many other great prizes.

Send donations to P.O. Box 1981, Pine, AZ 85544.

Library news

Meet local author Carena Del Uno from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library. She will be signing copies of her book, “Welcoming Oneness.”

The library’s Summer Movie Mad­ness program continues with a screening at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 of “The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure.”

For information on library programs, contact the library at (928) 476-3678 or go online to www.pinepubliclibrary.com.

SCAF anniversary celebration

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, with the opening of the Senior Center Thrift Store and Senior Dining Room, the Senior Citizens Affairs Foundation has grown into a vital community organization with an outreach to seniors and families throughout the area.

The community is invited to help SCAF celebrate its years of service with a dinner and ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 in the Senior Dining Room.

August Daze events

The Pine Strawberry Business Community is inviting residents and out-of-towners to enter the chili cook-off contest to be held at the October Apple Festival. There is no fee to enter. Winners will be selected from commercial and non-commercial categories.

Sign up at the PSBC booth during the Mountain Daze festival on Aug. 10 and 11.

At the Mountain Daze festival you can also get tickets for a kayak giveaway, attend a pancake breakfast, antique tractor show, food and craft booths and enjoy the music of Trouble in Paradise. For more information visit www.psbcaz.com.

The Friends of the Strawberry Patchers Fifth Annual Quilt Show is Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Pine Cultural Hall at the Community Center during the August Daze festival. Admission is free. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive ticket for the opportunity quilt drawing. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the quilt auction is at 1 p.m. For more information visit www.strawberrypatchers.com.

Good Happens in P/S. Please send your events to haffordjoy1@gmail.com.

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