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Color Run slated for this Saturday

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, Monday, May 4, through Thursday, May 7. “Thank you teachers and staff for all you do for our children here at Riggins ASK, Riggins Elementary School and Salmon River High School.” Teachers make a huge difference in your children’s lives! Students take time to thank your teachers for all they do for you. Parents, be sure to thank your children’s teachers this week for all they do for and with your kids. You can even reach back and thank a teacher who inspired you when you were in school.

“Color the Canyon 5K Run” is this Saturday, May 9, sponsored by the Salmon River PTO with yours truly, Jeannie Fitch, doing the announcing. There will be a “Best Costume” winner, so get your best costume ready to run! The start/finish line will be at the Salmon River Elementary School playground beginning at 10 a.m. The youngest runners will have their run at the playground beginning at noon. Register online at or register that morning from 8:30-9:45 a.m. The entry fee includes color dust and a white T-shirt shirt. Bystanders will be able to purchase color dust which is colored cornstarch made especially to throw on the racers as they run their route. Moneys raised will go to support many of the programs the PTO funds. Color your day and join in on the fun. Lunch will be available for purchase featuring hamburger meal, $3 or hot dog meal, $2. This will be picnic style dining so bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Riggins Rodeo, parade, and the famous stick horse races for kids were huge successes with lots of people, fun, and sunny weather all weekend long.

Savage Pride Day is Thursday, May 14, as declared by Riggins Mayor Glenna McClure. Property owners and businesses are urged to show their blue and gold pride to help celebrate our Salmon River Savages efforts and accomplishments this year by decorating your places in blue and gold. Salmon River High School is having a Savage Pride Day assembly and a barbecue honoring athletes and students on the same day.

The annual Spring Fling will be held Thursday, May 14, with a free sloppy joe dinner at 6 p.m. along with the annual school art show and book fair. Entertainment by Riggins Elementary School and ASK students begins at 7 p.m.

The Riggins Senior Citizens group is holding a taco feed next Friday, May 15, at the Riggins Community Center to help raise funds for a Community Food Pantry building and equipment. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. There will be a bake sale of yummy baked goods by your favorite grannies.

Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Mother’s Day luncheon, “For Such a Time as This,” Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. in the fellowship room with speaker, Cheryl Shoemaker. Bring a friend and salad.

The 11th annual Memorial Day Flea Market at the Idaho Banana Co. Orchard will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23, 24 and 25. Contact Mary Lou at the Idaho Banana Co. or call her at 628-3615 if you have “treasures” or baked goods or handmade items you would like to sell.

The Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Memorial weekend “yard sale” Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, in the church parking lot. Any items you would like to donate, call Pastor Jim at 628-4043 for pick up or drop them off at the church on the back ramp.

ASK will hold its baseball games on Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. at SRHS ball field. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the games and cheer on the ASK kids.

The Riggins Bridge Club is looking for a few more players. Call Patty Solberg at 628-3633.


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