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Weekend fun: Kooskia Days; Dixie Days; Raspberry Festival



Kooskia Days set to run Aug. 1-3

KOOSKIA – Kooskia Days are set for this weekend, Aug. 1-3.

Friday, Aug. 1, begins with AWANA racer construction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At 5 p.m. the softball game “Kooskia Krush” versus “Volunteers” will take place at Kooskia City Park. A youth talent show will be held at 6 p.m. at the Kooskia City Center Building. This is for ages 4-18 and those who wish to participate need to preregister by calling 926-4683.

Saturday, Aug. 2, will begin bright and early with the Rebekah and Mason breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the IOOF Hall on Main Street. The 20th annual 5k fun run is set for 8 a.m. Call Jon Vahlberg at 791-5675.

Parade line-up will start at 9 a.m. Meet at the Fenn Field House on Idaho Street to receive a line-up number. To register call Umpqua Bank at 926-4236. Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m. Leading the parade will be grand marshals Alan and Diane Syron.

Following the parade the ping pong ball drop will take place at the north end of the airport. Craft vendors and food concession will also be set up on Main Street and at the park.

The show and shine will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the south end of 4th Street, the park. Entry fee is $10. Call 935-5744 or 935-7870.

From 5 to 10 p.m. a beer garden is set for A Street. From 6 to 10 p.m., a street dance with “Ruff Kutt” will take place on A Street by Umpqua Bank. This is sponsored by Kamiah Community Partnership Coalition.

Sunday, Aug. 3, clean-up is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wear gloves and meet at the grocery store parking lot. At 10 a.m., church and a potluck in the park will be held. This is sponsored by the Presbyterian churches of Kooskia and Kamiah.

Kooskia Days is sponsored by the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce. For details call 926-4236.

Street by Umpqua Bank. This is sponsored by Kamiah Community Partnership Coalition.

Sunday, Aug. 3, clean-up is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wear gloves and meet at the grocery store parking lot. At 10 a.m., church and a potluck in the park will be held. This is sponsored by the Presbyterian churches of Kooskia and Kamiah.

Kooskia Days is sponsored by the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce. For details call 926-4236.

Dixie Days set for Aug. 2-3

DIXIE – Grab the family and make the drive up to Dixie Aug. 2 and 3 for the annual Dixie Days celebration.

The family-oriented weekend will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug, 2, when the baked food sale and silent auction will get under way. A photo contest will begin at 10 a.m. Family games will take place on Main Street starting at 10:30 a.m. A quilt show will be held at the fire hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and food concessions will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 1 p.m. the annual tug-of-war with the Dixieites versus the Forest Service fire crew will take place. Following this the Duck Derby will occur followed by the annual baseball game. The photo contest ends at 4 p.m. and the silent auction ends at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at the Community Center at 7 p.m.

Sunday will start with a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. A raffle is set for 1 p.m. with gold and a quilt donated by Linda Purnell as the prizes. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased up to the time of the drawing.

Lodging is available at the Silver Spur Outfitters and Lodge (842-2417) and the Dixie RV Park (842-2377) with numerous camping areas also nearby. For details call Roxie Edmonson at 842-2571.

Raspberry Festival slated for Sunday

COTTONWOOD – The 22nd Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood. A benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, this family-oriented event includes a fun run and walk, arts and crafts fair, quilt show, kids’ carnival, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and raspberry products.

The day’s activities will kick off with the 10K Fun Run (6.2 miles) or 5K walk (3.1 miles) at 8 a.m. The course begins at the museum and takes runners and walkers to Keuterville and back. Register online (www.MyRaspberryFestival.org) or the day of the event starting at 7 a.m. The race will be chip-timed and includes a T-shirt and post-race refreshments. A pancake breakfast will be served outside the museum, 8-10 a.m.

A quilt show will be on display at Spirit Center throughout the day. Entries to the quilt show are being accepted until Saturday, Aug. 2, noon. Visit www.MyRaspberryFestival.org or call 962-5063.

Festival attendees can shop the arts and crafts fair. There will also be live music and a deejay throughout the day. The centerpiece of the festival is lunch, with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, barbecue beef sandwiches, and raspberry shortcake.



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