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Easter egg hunt, services set for area

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Happy Easter week to you! There are Easter services going on throughout this week here in Riggins as well as the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday and Easter services Sunday.

Spring has sprung, flowers and trees are blooming, baby animals are kicking up their heels in green pastures, people are driving to Riggins to see the spectacular colors and enjoy the sun and warmth.

The Riggins community Easter egg hunt is this Saturday, April 4, at noon at the Riggins Elementary School. Mrs. Fitch, that’s me, will be emceeing the event. Age groups are birth – 2 years; 3 years – kindergarten; first – second grade: third – fourth grade. Gold egg winners in each group will receive an Easter basket filled with goodies. Silver egg winners will receive a large stuffed bunny. Big money egg will receive a cash prize of $5. In addition, there are candy eggs, prize eggs, money eggs, chocolate bunny eggs, “return for prize” eggs, and 50 cents for each participant. The event coordinators ask that you try to donate back the plastic eggs to use for next year’s Easter egg hunt. Bring your baskets and buckets to gather your eggs; there will be plastic bags available to put all your goodies in as well. We hope to see everyone there.

Salmon River Community Church is having its third annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Steelhead Inn, hosted by Kenn and Nancy Brown this Sunday, April 5. Service starts at 8 a.m. with a yummy light breakfast/fellowship to follow. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring a chair, wear a coat, bring a blanket, and enjoy an early morning together with song and service. Regular services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. An Easter potluck dinner will be held in the fellowship room following Easter services.

Riggins Assembly of God Church will have its Easter potluck breakfast this Sunday, April 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and regular church service at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is invited to join on Easter morning to celebrate “Jesus is Alive.”

Ray and Kay Payton have a new address for those of you who would like to encourage them with a letter or a card. Ray and Kay Payton, c/o Ballard House, 21421 Cinco Park Road, Room 105, Katy, TX 77450.

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters to Cure Cancer will be held Saturday, May 16, in Pollock followed by the traditional yummy barbecue. Contact Patty Solberg.

Salmon River area, let’s give our support to help raise funds for the Idaho and Lewis County domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims at the YWCA Purse Auction hosted by The Hangout Café, 603 Front Street, Cottonwood, Saturday, May 2, at 4 p.m. (PDST)/5 p.m. Call Grangeville YWCA advocate Kristy Beckstead at 983-0888 or Debbie Schnider at 962-7383.

Jet Boat Races 2015 sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce will be right here in Riggins on the Salmon River Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 17, 18, 19. Friday preliminaries are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the river followed by the Show and Shine boat show and barbecue from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Salmon Rapids Lodge. Saturday races will begin at 10 a.m. in the morning from Island Bar up the Big Salmon to Lightning Creek down the Big Salmon. Each boat will have three turnarounds or six laps each. Fireworks will begin at dusk at Riggins City Park. Sunday races will begin at 10 a.m. at Island Bar with two turnarounds each or four laps. The awards ceremony will be held at the Salmon River Inn following the final lap. There will be dances Friday and Saturday nights in the business uptown Riggins. Everyone is invited to all events. See you at the river!

The City of Riggins is pleased to announce it has the Salmon River Heritage Center and the Riggins Community Center available for rent for events and special gatherings in addition to Riggins City Council Chambers and the Riggins City Park. The rental application and agreement must be completed and approved by the Riggins City Council prior to the event. The city also has tables and chairs available for offsite rental. Contact the Riggins City Hall.


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