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Hot Summer Nights ready to roll in July 25

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

Farmers’ market open

RIGGINS — Race Creek Farmers’ Market near Riggins located at 284 Race Creek Road — first tipi on the left as they say — has luscious veggies and fruit, grown locally and naturally raised. This is a family grown and run business… a real “mom and pop business” with their four young kids helping as well. They are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. You will want to visit their farm for the uniqueness of it as well as yummy produce. Visit them on-line at www.racecreekfarm..., call them at 628-3691, or go see them, their tipis and farm layout, and amazing produce. “We always need help weeding and mulching so we offer produce for your labors! There is no better therapy that I have found than working in the dirt... and I have four kids! Come up to the farm and get your garden therapy. Just contact me and we will set up a schedule for you,” says Shoshanna.

RIGGINS — Happy birthday America, Friday, July 4! Whether you fill your day with rodeos, parades, picnics, BBQs, hiking, rafting, sleeping, or celebrating and visiting with family and friends, remember we live in a free country because of men and women who have fought for this freedom for us. Take time to give thanks to those military people and their families who have sacrificed for us since before 1776.

Riggins 22nd annual Hot Summer Nights 2014 will be “Spinning with the Stars and Cars” in just three weeks at the Riggins City Park! We are once again featuring High Street Jazz Band for Saturday night’s dancing and entertainment. Each day gets you into the activities for $5 per person or $20 per immediate family… children younger than 6 years-of-age get in free. No pets and no coolers. There is a food booth and a beer garden as well as a 4-N-1 combo waterslide for the youngsters, fun games for kids, photo ops, and ASK making sno-cones and doing face painting.

The weekend begins Friday, July 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m. to the sound of music by Dub and Dave entertaining from 4-6:30 p.m. Our feature of the night is our sizzling talent show with $1,500 cash prizes beginning at 7 p.m. with Julie McClanahan singing the National Anthem at 6:45 p.m. to start the evening of talent. The famous Canyon Camillions made up of “loco talent” will share “A Really Big Show” right after the first division of talent. The night will be filled with wonderful talent from locals and those from elsewhere with prizes awarded after each division.

Saturday, July 26, Hot Summer Nights activities will begin at noon with music by DJ Scribbles from noon-4 p.m. while the Antique Cars roll into Riggins City Park. Ken Harris and Carmel Crock will entertain with music from 7-8:30 p.m. leading into Saturday night’s big feature, Idaho’s own High Street Jazz Band from Nampa swinging with tunes from the 50s and 60s for a night of dancing, and giving you the time of your life from 9 p.m.-midnight!

Sign up now for the 2014 Hot Summer Nights Talent Show to be held Friday, July 25, beginning at 7 p.m. with $1,500 in cash prizes for three divisions of amateurs only, 1-youth 12 and under, 2-non-theme, and 3-theme… no bands... sign up for one division only. All talent show sign-ups need to be in by Wednesday, July 23. Call Tracey Bird or Linnaea Hinton, co-directors of this year’s talent show, at 628-3350; leave a message if no one is available… they will get back to you. You can also sign up on-line by going to the Hot Summer Nights website,

Salmon River High School will start the floor prep to refinish the floors in the main gym and multipurpose room on the weekend of July 21. The floors will be coated on July 24. There will need to be a two-week cure time, and should open back up around Aug. 7.

VBS, Vacation Bible School, begins Monday, July 7, and runs through Friday, July 11, at the Salmon River Community Church from 9 a.m.-noon daily with the tremendous Texas Team of Teens leading the way. All kids from 4 -year-olds through-sixth graders from our community or those who are visiting from afar are invited to attend to learn Bible stories, memorize scripture verses, sing songs, do crafts, play games and eat cookies. Junior high and high school kids are invited and encouraged to meet the Texas Teens at the SRHS football field from 6-9 p.m. for a time of games and visiting.

Salmon River Community Church invites everyone to its annual church picnic this Sunday afternoon, July 6, at the Rapid River Fish Hatchery. Everyone is invited to attend! The Texas Team of Teens and adults will be there. It is always a great time with wonderful people, yummy food and super-fun games. Bring a side dish, chairs and friends.

The Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop with owner, Michelle Simpson, has moved to the former “Thursday Store” adjacent to the tennis courts right on Main Street in Riggins. The Tourist Trap sells new and gently used items and currently represents 171 consignors with an outlet for locals to sell wares at a store with regular hours open seven days a week Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to be a consignor, contact Michelle at 628-4020 or stop by her store; her Facebook page is

Brett Miller, a student from University of Idaho, is doing a research study about the social/economics of Riggins and Salmon River Canyon and the effects of Salmon River… he interviewed several people from Riggins and plans to go on to Stanley for interviews of the same nature. His findings will be compiled into a research paper he is doing for the U of I He hopes to return to Riggins to share his findings with us later this fall. He was most impressed with the “familyness and friendliness” of our Riggins people and the compassion people here feel about our Salmon River.

Riggins Summer Reading Program started yesterday, Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Riggins City Library for kids age 2-6 with librarian, Susan Hollenbeak. Reading Program will be held each Tuesday in July ending July 29. There will be lots of reading, fun activities, refreshments and games.

Riggins Farmers’ Market is open again tomorrow and every Thursday from 2-6 p.m. rain or shine at the Idaho Banana Co. in the Orchard on South Main Street. Hope to see you there tomorrow, July 3. New vendors are welcome. Remember, locally grown and homemade items.


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