Here is some interesting background about Piñon Oaks Folks:

Piñon Oaks Folks got its start in May, 1998 with a small group of residents at a pot-luck "get-together" at Mark & Theresa Raisley's home. Nikki Krause offered to type up a list of names and phone numbers for those in attendance to share. In September, the first picnic was held with just over 80 in attendance, drawing from only 38 occupied homes. The weather did not cooperate, and so our picnic was held in a home under construction on Foxglove Lane. For Christmas of that year we had a holiday brunch. The first newsletter was printed and distributed by volunteers in April, 1999.

There was no Pioneer Parkway. Piñon Oaks Drive ended at Goldenrod Lane, the rush to Prescott had not begun, and we were a close and caring community.

During the subsequent years, there were annual garage sales held in late summer or fall. Thirty-seven issues of the Piñon Oaks Press were published and distributed. A petition for annexation into the city of Prescott was successfully launched and ultimately granted - avoiding the situation of having an island of 103 lots in the County surrounded by the City.

There were annual picnics and holiday parties, as well as five Subdivision Directories which included names, lot numbers, street addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of our residents. We are now over 520 homes on both sides of Pioneer Parkway. Nikki has continued to maintain and update the pertinent information for our community. We hope that the feeling of closeness, caring and sharing will continue with the Piñon Oaks Folks.

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