“There has been a vision for sharing the history of the Forest Service and Pine Valley at the Heritage Center for many years,” says Randy Beckstrand the Acting Pine Valley District Ranger. “In 1998 the Heritage Center was repaired and reopened after serving for decades as the work center headquarters. Visitors to the area can now come to the Heritage Center for forest and community information as well as a place to rest or picnic in the shade of beautiful ponderosa pine and blue spruce.”
In celebration of Pine Valley Heritage Day, Forest Service employees, volunteers from DASIA, and local communities will:
• Demonstrate old fashioned crafts (spinning, weaving, candle making, and quilting).
• Teach people to make pioneer crafts and play games.
• Provide music and participants will have a chance to join in and play various homemade instruments.
• Provide wagon rides.
• Provide discussions on the history of Pine Valley and the Forest Service.
• Teach traditional outdoor skills (cross-cut saws, working with pack mules, and mountain man demonstrations).
In addition to the activities, there will be a variety of concessions including: root beer floats, snow cones, Indian tacos, and good local cooking by the local establishments.
The event will go from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Forest Service – Pack Mule and Saw Demos
• 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon Keith Behunin - Music
• 11:30 Marian Jacklin – Story Telling
• 12:30 History of Pine Valley Storytelling
• 2:00 p.m. Cowboy Poetry.
Bring you own lawn chairs or blankets for picnicking and enjoying the presentations.
For more information, contact the Pine Valley Ranger District at (435) 652-3100 or Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association at (435) 688-3275.