Lawn chairs began to fill Robinson Park Friday, June 10, just before 6 p.m. A summer tradition in Pine City, the Pine City Art Council's Art in the Park this night brought to the bandshell Sons of the Beach and, believe it or not, Elvis.
The week of June 6, some area photographers participated in an intergenerational program to photodocument the community of Rush City. A similar program was successfully conducted in Pine City last year and those photographs are now a part of the Minnesota State Historical Society's record. Pictured here are Wendy Johnson, of Pine City, and her latter-generation partner, Ashley, of Rush City.
- The annual Fly-In/Drive-In was held Sunday, June 12 just south of town at the regional airport. Many people came out for the pancake breakfast, airplane demos and rides, helicopter rides, to fly remote control aircraft and take part in the many other activities featured.
- Pine City’s Downtown Leadership Group (DLG) hosted an historical walking tour through downtown Pine City Thursday, June 9, after which they served up some delicious pies of various variety. The event was for future downtown planning as well as to show appreciation and recognition of the support in creating a strong, attractive downtown and to share survey results recently gathered by the DLG.
With the warmer weather, lots of things are happening in and around Pine City. From time-to-time, the Pine Poker is going to highlight some of them for you, in case you missed them, or in case you were caught by one of our photographers.
With the Pine City bakery recently closed, perhaps locals who still have a sweet tooth have noticed the (cont. below) renovations at the World famous Tobie’s bakery 10 minutes up the road. In early May, an extensive remodeling project was completed for 3,600 square feet of the Tobie’s space, including new flooring, booths, display cases and restrooms (See display case at the left).