RIGGINS — The Salmon River American Legion Post No. 130 is having its annual orange sale this Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Riggins. If you would like to order a case prior to the sale, call Dean Roaky at 628-3335, Gary Solberg at 628-3633, or Dale Vantassle at 628-3727. The proceeds from this orange sale go to send a Salmon River High School boy to Boys State in the spring of 2014. White Bird people who have ordered cases will have them delivered Sunday, Dec. 15, in downtown White Bird.
The Savage football team will host a community appreciation dinner in conjunction with the end-of-season football awards banquet tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the SRHS multi-purpose room. The dinner is in appreciation of the support to our football team and is free. Everyone is invited to attend and help celebrate the newest school state championship title.
The Riggins Post Office has a beautiful new “community events” board on which to post our community activities. Kudos to Kert and Lori! The new board was made by Riggins postmaster Lori Schmidt’s husband, Kert. Just a reminder… the U. S. Postal Service has specific rules and regulations which are posted in the post office about what kinds of signs can be posted on the board; read them… basically no advertising, no soliciting, no fund-raisers, no campaigning. Check with Lori or one of the other ladies when you have a poster for the community events board. Thank you.
“Light up Riggins,” sponsored by Two Rivers Coffee and Salmon River Chamber of Commerce is under way with lots of lights glowing all around town. To enter the contest, just put up lights or incorporate lights in a Christmas scene and win big prizes... first-place business $125, second-place business $75; first-place residence $125, second-place residence $75. Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite at Two Rivers Coffee, Idaho Banana Co., Crump’s Chevron, Summerville’s, Riggins Sterling Bank. You may vote as many times as you like, but vote only once for the same business or resident. The contest ends Dec. 23; all votes must be turned in by 4 p.m. to Sterling Bank. Be sure to drive around to see the beautiful creation of lights and Christmas scenes on Main Street, way up on the hill above the Irwin Center as well as in North Riggins, in South Riggins, north of Riggins and south of Riggins. It is a light show of love and sharing to everyone.
The second “Gifts” at Salmon Rapids Lodge, 1010 S. Main Street in Riggins, is this Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. (MDST) featuring a children’s concert with youth from the Riggins and New Meadows areas doing vocals as well as piano and assorted instruments. The Heartland Community Choir will perform a Christmas musical arrangement collaborated and directed by Julie Good. The children get to have a cookie decorating activity following the concert. Refreshments will be served and special room rates are available. For information call the lodge toll-free at 877-957-2743, local at 628-2743, or visit their website at www.salmonrapids.com.
The Giving Tree in the Sterling Bank still has a few tags left for gift giving to our Salmon River kids. To help make some child’s Christmas merry, just go to the bank by this Friday, Dec. 13, select a tag, purchase a gift, and take it to the Riggins City Hall by Monday, Dec. 16, unwrapped. If you would like to donate money for this program, send tax deductible contributions to City of Riggins Christmas Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 249, Riggins, ID 83549. Thank you, in advance.
The Secret Santas and all the helpers they can get will wrap the gifts on Wednesday, Dec. 18, downstairs at Summerville’s beginning at 10 a.m. … no training necessary, just bring scissors and your smile and join in on the fun and wrapping… the more the merrier! It will be a Merry Christmas kind of day!
“Candy Cane Lane,” a Christmas musical will be presented by the Riggins Assembly of God Royal Rangers and Girls Ministry Program this Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come watch our very own local youth who have practiced for almost three months for this one performance. Come join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus and the dedication of these awesome kids.
Riggins Elementary students are looking forward to exciting Christmas activities the next two weeks. Today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, they will have their favorite Christmas story reader, me, Mrs. Fitch, reading stories and serving cookies and hot chocolate with Jacki Hardy-Campbell and Laura Calvin helping serve.
Riggins Elementary students would like to invite everyone to their Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at the SRHS multi-purpose room. Their play is sure to add joy to your Christmas season.
The Riggins Elementary students will also go Christmas caroling to the Riggins businesses on Thursday, Dec. 19; everyone is invited to be on Main Street to enjoy their joyful music. Santa will visit Riggins Elementary students Thursday, Dec. 19, during their classroom parties with an early release at 2 p.m.
Heartland Community Choir made up of people from Riggins and New Meadows will perform a Christmas cantata, “Silent Night, Holy Night,” this Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Salmon Rapids Lodge; this Saturday, Dec. 14, in McCall at 10 a.m.; this Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Methodist Church in New Meadows; next Friday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center in New Meadows; and next Sunday, Dec. 22, Salmon River Community Church at 6 p.m. The public is invited to each of these performances.
Riggins Assembly of God will have its traditional hourlong Christmas Eve Service Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.