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The Pine Strawberry School Builders Club officers (right to left) Summer Aguon, secretary; Bailee Taylor, president; Benny Abney, vice president; Caleb Paine, treasurer; and Kara Ward, historian, delivered food to the Pine Strawberry Food Bank on Jan. 31. The food was collected in the group’s second annual food drive held at Pine Strawberry School to help the local food bank. 

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Builders Club helps with annual food drive

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Happy Valentine’s Day and happy anniversary to all you romantics who were part of the 2.2 million each year who tie the knot on Feb. 14. A shout out to Celia and Julian Hernandez, of Tolleson, Ariz., who were married at the courthouse in Payson last Valentine’s Day. Many couples each year choose this scenic area for their wedding vows. David and Patricia Roddy came up from Glendale, Ariz., prior to moving here, to get married in the beautiful Strawberry Chapel In The Pines, and then a catered reception at the Mazatzal Casino. It’s surprising there are only 20 to 30 wedding receptions yearly at the Mazatzal, as the cost is so low. “It’s the best kept secret in Arizona,” said Sue Dolan, banquet coordinator. “There is no charge to use a banquet room and we help plan all aspects of the event free of charge. The food is freshly made and we have our own bakery.”


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