Credit: Contributed photo
The White Bird QRU group receives $300, proceeds from the sausage feed in March. Pictured are (L-R) Nancy Gresham, Carrie Marek, Sheryl Clark and Mick Hanson.
As of Tuesday, April 8, 2014
WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Chamber of Commerce donated $600 back to the community from proceeds of the 2014 Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day Sausage Feed held March 16. Two checks — both for $300 each — were presented to the White Bird Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13, and the White Bird Quick Response Unit (QRU).
“We have so much fun putting on the Annual Sausage Feed and to be able to donate back to the White Bird community makes us all especially happy,” said Anna Ousley, chamber president.
Rebekah Lodge member, and past Idaho State Assembly President, Lydia C
hrane, said, “Our General Operating Fund gets low this time of year, so the Chamber’s generous contribution comes at a perfect time to help us with ongoing maintenance.” The White Bird Rebekah Lodge began in 1906 in the historic 100-plus-year old IOOF Hall, located downtown. The building is also where the Sausage Feed occurs.
The White Bird QRU unit has used the donation to replace equipment and to buy tires for the EMT truck.
The St. Paddy’s Sausage Feed is an annual fund-raising chamber-sponsored event held every year around the time of St. Patrick’s Day. This year, nearly 275 breakfasts were served with the help of more than 20 event volunteers. The breakfast was started seven years ago at the request of longtime resident Joe Wilson and the donation to the White Bird QRU is made in memory of his wife, Ada Wilson.
Donations can be made to the Rebekahs by calling Lydia Chrane at 839-2446 or to the White Bird QRU by calling Sheryl Clark at 839-2294. Membership in the White Bird Chamber is open to any individual or area business. Call Anna Ousley for information at 839-2700.