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Hot Summer Nights is this weekend

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — It will be sizzling in Riggins this weekend at the 22nd Annual Hot Summer Nights 2014, “Spinning with the Stars & Cars,” at the Riggins City Park! There are lots of activities planned for Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26. Plan to be at the Riggins City Park for fun, entertainment and getting together with old friends!

Friday, July 25, gates open 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 Band from Nampa with tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s firing your way for dancing and giving you the time of your life from 9 p.m.-midnight!

Each day gets you into the activities for $5 per person or $20 per immediate family; children under 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 Snocones and doing face painting.

“Blast from the Past” 60s decade alum of Salmon River High School will hold its reunion during Hot Summer Nights, July 25 and 26. Friday night is open to enjoy the Hot Summer Nights Talent Show and visit with friends. Saturday, July 26, the ‘60s decade alum will gather from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Riggins Community Center (in the ‘60s twas the IOOF Hall) located behind Crump’s Chevron Station. Saturday night will find most alums at the Riggins Park for a night of dancing to High Street Band and visiting with friends and family. Reunion T-shirts with the Savage mascot of the ‘60s are available from Gradiant Shift at 628-3221. Be sure to pre-order to insure getting the correct size. Contact Connie Miller for more info.

Tourist Trap customer and consigner appreciation barbecue is set for this Saturday, July 26, from noon-2 p.m. Owner Michelle Simpson says, “Join us to celebrate two wonderful years in business. What a wild ride! We’ll burn a few dogs, burgers, and have some side salads and cold bevies at the shop. Bring yourselves and a smile! We look forward to breaking bread in appreciation of all the support for the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop in Riggins.” Tourist Trap will offer some great buys for the day. Stop by and check out Michelle’s new shop and have lunch with her at 103-1/2 Main Street.

Krafty D’s is a new shop in town located right on Main Street in the middle of Riggins on the river side of the street. Deb is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays are Super Senior Day featuring 10 percent off; Friday is super crafter day with special discounts. There are wonderful gifts, yarn, fabric, craft supplies, and more including a year-round Christmas section. It is a great place with very reasonable prices. Stop in and see what Deb has for you! You can also contact her at KraftyD’s on Facebook or

Idaho Banana Company located on South Main Street has just installed a new cooler for the wine and beer room. It is a “cool” addition to the store. They offer many fine Idaho treasures and antique items as well as gifts and balloons for any occasion. Stop by and check it out.

Kudos to Susan Hollenbeak for a wonderful positive reading program for our little ones in our community! Riggins Summer Reading Program will have its final Tuesday reading day, July 29, at 1 p.m. at the Riggins City Library for kids age 2-6 with Librarian Susan. There have been 10-12 kids each Tuesday getting lots of stories read to them, fun activities, refreshments and games. Your kids can come to the final Tuesday and enjoy the reading time and other fun activities with Susan.

Kudos to JD Barham, caretaker of the Riggins Cemetery and John Day Cemetery. Each of these cemeteries just glistens with care! JD takes special care to make these places beautiful for everyone, especially for the families and friends who have loved ones buried there. They also lend serenity to all who visit there. Thanks, JD, for a job well done!

Kelby Killgore and Sarah Scott “tied the knot” Saturday, July 19, at their ranch in Walla Walla, Wash., with nearly 150 family and friends witnessing the marriage. It was a beautiful western themed wedding with a barbecue and dance following the ceremony. Kelby is the son of Carl Killgore of White Bird and Janice Smith of Burns, Ore.

ASK is on another fun-filled adventure to Silverwood. The dates are Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6. Tickets are available for purchase. Prices are 3–7 years ($14.99), 8–64 years ($19.99), 2 and younger and 65 and older (free). Call ASK (628-2770) or Rhonda (628-3493) for information.

Riggins Farmers’ Market is scheduled to be open again tomorrow and every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Idaho Banana Co. in the Orchard on South Main Street. New vendors are welcome. Just take your produce, eggs, jams, jellies, etc., to the Orchard. Remember, locally grown and homemade items.


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