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Hot Summer Nights on tap for this weekend

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Riggins will be sizzling with Hot Summer Nights this weekend Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, in the Riggins City Park. Come on down for a fun-filled weekend. Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, has exciting activities including the famous talent show, the cool car show, kids’ games, visiting, and lots of dancing. Good “eats” at the food booth, cool drinks in the beer garden… 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. See you there!

Talent show coordinators, Tracie Bird or Linnea Hinton, may have just a few more openings for the talent show, but you need to contact them this afternoon, Wednesday, July 22, by 5 p.m. to enter and hopefully win one prize of the $1,500 in cash prizes for three divisions: youth 12 and under, teens and adults, and theme 50s-60s-70s-80s for all ages. The famous Hot Summer Nights Talent Show is Friday night, July 24, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Participants should be at the park by 5:30 p.m. to check in and get their music to the DJ.

Friday will feature music by Dub and Dave at 4 p.m. followed by our National Anthem sung by Stephen Hackler at 6:45 p.m. to start the night and open for the talent show for which Jeannie Fitch will DJ. The youth division will entertain first followed by the ever-famous Canyon Camillians with their Juke Box Hits… then the two adult divisions of the talent show will perform. There will be dancing to Juke Box Hits following the talent show.

Saturday, DJ Scribbles will begin entertaining with music from noon to 4 p.m. while the vintage cars roll in followed by the car show at 4 p.m. There will be games, a cool pool for the kids, food and drink throughout the afternoon and evening. 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.

“Isn’t it Nifty…We made 60,” reads the wedding anniversary invitation for Noel and Lou Buchanan who will be honored for their 60th anniversary this Saturday, July 25, from 2-5 p.m. at their home on 111 Jessica Lane in Pollock. Family and friends are asked to “Come as you are. Stop by any time.” They ask “no gifts, please…our house overfloweth.” Noel and Lou were married June 9, 1955.

Frank and Marlene Mignerey will represent the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce at the World Jet Boat Races in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, this weekend, July 24 and 25. Mignereys will invite racers to the 32nd Salmon River Jet Boat Races in April of 2016. Frank will also be covering the races taking photographs of all the racers for Speed Boat Magazine. In fact, Frank is featured in the July 2015 issue of Speed Boat Magazine.

“Every Hero Has a Story” is Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which is meeting each Wednesday in July from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8. Miss Susan reads stories, gives books, helps with crafts, and serves goodies to the kids. The story hour is a fun-filled learning time for our little ones. There are only two story-hour days left… today, Wednesday, July 22, and next Wednesday, July 29. Get your little “hero” to the library for his/her story.

Riggins has a new business, Hurricane Outdoor Supply owned and operated by Sean and Sandy Anderson, located at 101 North Main Street, Riggins. Stop by to welcome them to Riggins and check out their hunting, fishing and camping gear.

“Finding Neverland at the Idaho County Fair” is this year’s theme for the 2015 Idaho County Fair to be held in Cottonwood August 19-22. Time to get your exhibits ready now to take to the fair… sewing, knitting, quilts, produce, flowers, collections, canned goods, baked goods, photographs, paintings, other art work, and more. Plan now to attend the fair… it is always a great time with exhibits, animals, activities and more exciting events. I will have more details in the next few weeks. If you would like information now or questions about the Idaho County Fair, contact Pam McIntire at or 935-2433.


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