Calling All Quilters And Others Too


A recent storm damaged the Pine/Strawberry Thrift Shop, but the dining hall remains open during construction.

A recent storm damaged the Pine/Strawberry Thrift Shop, but the dining hall remains open during construction. Photo by Joy Hafford. |

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Join the annual Quilt Angels Quilt-a-Thon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 13, 14 and 15 at the First Baptist Church in Pine, 4039 N. Highway 87. Lunch will be provided. Bring your sewing machine or if you don’t sew, you can tie quilts. It is a lot of fun and it’s for a good cause — the quilts are donated to emergency responders to share with victims in a time of crisis.

P/S Thrift Shop and community lunches

On Jan. 16, the thrift shop staff walked into a workroom full of water damage.

Since the building is historical, there have been many challenges making sure that the building is safe for customers as well as the shop’s volunteers and workers.

After waiting seven weeks, reconstruction is under way. The outside building is also under reconstruction. Local contractors are doing the work.

During construction, the dining hall remains open, serving wonderful meals Monday through Friday. A full meals consist of a full salad bar, main entree, dessert and drink for only $5. The salad bar and drink is only $3.

Donations for the thrift store are still being accepted; bring them into the dining hall area or put them inside the side gate.

P/S School

Cody Barlow, currently a principal in Duncan, has accepted an offer from the Pine-Strawberry School Governing Board to become the next superintendent/principal of the school.

Barlow was one of six finalists for the position interviewed. Close to 100 people came to meet him and the other candidates at a barbecue Feb. 15. That gathering followed a day of interviews with the board.

The new superintendent is married and has three children, one who will be attending the school, and two who will be attending Payson High School.

Barlow is a former high school biology teacher and a junior high science teacher. He has a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s of science degree in science education.

Barlow will officially take over following the retirement of Mike Clark the end of June.

Book signing

The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library will host a book signing with Barbara Bayless Lacy, author of “Nanisé, A Navajo Herbal,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20. Copies of the book will be available at the library.

Lacy will be accompanied by Maggie Dawes, a Navajo herbalist, who will be showing medicinal herbs that grow in her area of Fuzzy Mountain.

Refreshments will be served. To learn more, call (928) 476-3578; the library is at 6124 N. Randall Place in Pine.

P/S Trails Day

Last year’s inaugural P/S Trails Day event was a great success. If you missed out last year, there’s plenty of time to get on board for this year. The event promotes the area’s walking, hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trail system and promotes the community as a gateway to the 800-mile Arizona Trail.

This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the Pine Ramada at the Community Center. There is no cost to attend.

The format of the event will be like that of an informational convention and participants will be providing facts about the area trails and educating the public.

The event brings many visitors who enjoy the extensive trails system and also provides a boost to local groups and businesses.

If you would like to participate or learn more about this upcoming event, please e-mail maureen.walsh@edwardjones.com.

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