Happy Flag Day! For those of you who do not realize it, today is the day to show your patriotism and fly Old Glory. Flag Day, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Harry S. Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. Fly those stars and stripes with pride today, and every day.
I know that I am preaching to the choir about forest fires — but since we live right smack dab in the middle of Tonto National Forest, this time of year is a very dangerous time for any kind of fire, including cigarette butts. Never throw out butts from your car window and don’t ride your quad in the forest without a spark arrester. Campfires are still being allowed in supervised campgrounds but nowhere else. Do your share and be aware of fire danger everywhere.
Did you know that Boy and Girl Scouting is part of The Shelby School’s curriculum? They’ve even just had a summer event. Eight Cub Scouts from The Shelby’s School’s Pack #7787 went to the Camp Verde Cub Scout Day Camp this past weekend.
There they joined 100 other boys and their pack leaders from the entire Zane Grey District, where they took part in at least 20 Scouting activities!
They enjoyed archery, BB-gun range shooting, fishing, wilderness survival training and were taught how to use compasses and maps. Scouts earned Belt Loops and Achievement Badges in numerous areas. They also did crafts and played games such as marbles and chess, then cooled off hunting crawdads and swimming in the Verde River.
With special permission from the district executive, The Shelby School’s pack and leaders were the only ones to camp out on site Thursday and Friday nights. What a wonderful experience for the boys!
For more information about the CVCS Camp go online to: http://www.grandcanyonbsa.org/event/1350822 , and for more about the Arizona State Chartered Shelby School, please call (928) 478-4706. Enrollment is open!
Grant and Marie Coley of Tonto Village II will celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary on June 18. What an accomplishment!
I asked her what is their secret to their longevity?
Marie says, “Have a date night set aside each week for just the two of you even if it is just to go and have an ice cream cone.” Marie also says consideration and thoughtfulness of each other’s feelings and actions are also very important. An example would be: “Grant still opens the door for me.” Happy anniversary to a happy couple.
Another couple, Tyson and Stephanie Morris will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary on June 15. The happy couple have lived in Tonto Village for many years. Let’s hope that the love you feel for each other grows stronger with each passing year. Happy anniversary.
Stephanie Will be celebrating her birthday on June 21. Stephanie is a devoted volunteer at the Tonto Village Chapel for many years besides raising two fine boys and a cutie of a daughter. Happy birthday to you Stephanie.
Need another helpful hint?
For this week, it’s about bananas. How many of you throw out the last few bananas because they ripened too fast? So ... take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.