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•The Idaho County 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) delegation is making and selling evergreen Christmas wreaths, swags and crosses for $20 each. Order before Nov. 22 to guarantee availability. To place an order call any of the delegates or the Idaho County Extension Office: Lauren Alfrey 962-7230; Gabe Forsmann 983-0768; Bailie Gehring 962-3707; Laina Sonnen 962-7330; Paul Sonnen 962-7330; Idaho County Extension Office 983-2667.

•The Angel Tree is for the people in the community who may be struggling through the holidays. They receive gifts for the children and food baskets from the food bank. If a person signs up in Grangeville for the Sharing Tree they are not eligible for the Cottonwood Angel Tree. The names need to be turned in by Dec. 1 and distribution will be Dec. 20. Call St. Mary’s at 962-3267.


•The Grangeville Kiwanis Club is in charge of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive in Grangeville this year. They will be serving in the breezeways of the local grocery stores and the public is encouraged to give. All funds stay within the community and are distributed through the Community Action Partnership.

•Sterling Bank on Main Street will be collecting food for the Camas Prairie Food Bank through Jan. 1st.

•Grangeville Centennial Library will sponsor Family Read Week through Nov. 22. This is sponsored by Grangeville Community Foundation. Stop by and pick up reading logs and register for prizes at GCL. On Nov. 20, the pajama party will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wear your pjs, come listen to stories, get a prize and snack. On Nov. 21, a FRW author event is set with author Michael Strickland at the Art Walk & Crafts night at GEMS from 6-8 p.m. (this event is also sponsored by GEMS, GCL, PTA Reflections and Grangeville Arts). On Nov. 22 the FRW party is all day at the library! That evening, GCL and the Blue Fox Theater will host the movie “Catching Fire” at 6 p.m. at Blue Fox. Note, the library will be closed Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 for Thanksgiving break. For questions call 983-0951.

•Join Gem Design Thursday, Nov. 21, 5-7 p.m., for an open house. Come by for beer, wine, and appetizers provided by the Twisted Cellar, raffle prizes and big discounts on apparel right before the holidays. RSVP isn’t required, but if you can, e-mail so enough food/drinks are available. Stop by 1015 Middle St. Call 983-2320.

•A Holiday Stop and Shop will be held at Homegrown Quilts on Main Street Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives with Lilla Rose, Thirty One, Lia Sophia, Cherished Lotion, Mary Kay, Scentsy and Pampered Chef will be available to take orders. Stop in for drawings, refreshments and more.

•United Methodist Church’s choir, led by Wendy Lindsley, will be sharing special music each Sunday until Christmas starting Nov. 24, at the 11 am worship service. The church is located on Main Street across from Asker’s Harvest Foods.

•The Cathy Sokolowsi Memorial Fund-raiser Spaghetti Dinner is set for Saturday, Nov. 23, 5-8 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 218 North C Street in Grangeville. All event proceeds will benefit the Camas Prairie Food Bank. The event is sponsored by Grangeville People First and Friends of “Little” Cathy. Tickets are $7 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 6-11, $3 for ages 3-5, and free for ages younger than 3. For information or tickets: Mary, 451-5847; Mel, 451-0264; Jeannie, 983-7884; Lorraine, 983-0152.

•The Community Thanksgiving dinner, hosted by the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., at the GEMS multipurpose room. This is a free gift to the community.


•Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC) will host Kamiah’s sixth annual Festival of Christmas. Trees, wreaths, and holiday arrangements will be designed and donated by local crafters and auctioned off in a lively silent auction. Decor will go on display and bidding will begin Nov. 25 at Central Idaho Agency on Main Street in Kamiah. Decor will be on display and up for bid until Dec. 6 after the Community Christmas Lighting Ceremony. Bidding will close at 8:30 p.m. Call Sharlene Johnson at 935-7647.

•Kamiah is in the 40th year of the annual Christmas Food Basket program sponsored by the Presbyterian Women’s Club. The program includes representatives from area churches, schools, businesses, clubs and Fish and Game Commission. You can help by mailing a donation to EFO, P.O. Box 5, Kamiah, ID 83536. Applications for a Christmas food box are available at the Community Action Partnership office on 4th Street in Kamiah. Call 935-2412.


•Sterling Bank in Kooskia is now hosting its annual food drive for the greater Kooskia area. The Clearwater Valley Food Bank serves Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater areas. The non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Kooskia branch through November. The food bank generally serves more than 100 families.

•Opera House has Talent finals will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. Purchase or reserve tickets by calling Graves GreenThumb Nursery at 926-0094.


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