City ready for Fourth celebration

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — The Riggins skies will be sizzling with colorful beauty and the quiet night filled with loud booms with fireworks bursting in air from the Riggins City Park this Saturday, July 4, beginning at dusk. No personal fireworks are allowed in the City Park! Please, respect this request by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, so we can plan 4th of July celebrations in the years to come. Take your own snacks and lawn chairs and plan to celebrate with family and friends. The Salmon River Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 4th of July fireworks and funding the first $1,500; a few dollars more are needed from the public to help fund the remaining $1,500. You can send donations to Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 289, Riggins, ID 83549 or donate at the Riggins City Park Saturday night.

The temperatures are hot… be sure to stay hydrated outside or inside. Take precautions about being outside during this hot weather. Heat is especially tough on little kids and older people. Be safe and have a great summer!

“Every Hero Has a Story” is Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will begin this afternoon, Wednesday, July 1, and meet each Wednesday in July from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8. There will be stories, books, crafts and goodies for the kids.

VBS, Vacation Bible School, started Monday at the Salmon River Community Church and will continue through Friday, July 3, of this week with the fun famous Texas team once again leading the way. VBS week for kids 4 years - fifth grade meet at 9 a.m. each morning… activities are held in the evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. for teens sixth grade and up. All kids and teens are still welcome to join the fun for the last few days. Everyone is invited to the VBS program Friday morning at 11 a.m.

The Hattie Stinnett Estate Sale, 1130 South Main Street, will be held right here in Riggins Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10, 11 and 12 beginning at 9 a.m. each day and running through 5 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights in the Riggins City Park, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, is just three-and-one-half weeks away and promises to be filled with lots of exciting activities, cars, talent and dancing. Yes, Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, will be full of fun and friends, food and drink, activities and shows. Plan now to participate in the Hot Summer Nights Talent Show Friday night with $1,500 in cash prizes for three divisions: youth 12 and under, teens and adults, and theme 50s-60s-70s-80s for all ages… contact Tracie Bird or Linnea Hinton at 628-3350 to sign up by Wednesday, July 22. Friday there will be music by Dub and Dave at 4 p.m. followed by our National Anthem sung by Stephen Hackler to start the night and open for the talent show… then the ever-famous Canyon Camillians with their juke box hits will take the stage! Saturday, DJ Scribbles will begin entertaining with music at noon while the vintage cars roll in followed by the car show at 4 p.m.… contact Clyde Hirst at 628-3615 to enter your car. Music by Dub and Dave will fill the air during the car show. For a night of dancing to great music, be in the park at 7 p.m. for Joaquin, Verna and Dave until 9 p.m. when J.R. & the Stingrays take over for a great finale to 2015 Hot Summer Nights. There will be food booths, a beer garden, combo slides, sno cones, face painting and games for the kids both days. Just $5 per person or $20 per immediate family each day… children under 6 are free.

Expert sewing machine repair is now available in the Riggins area by a man with 35 years of experience. Contact Linda Hieter for information at 628-3780 to sign up.

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