RIGGINS — The annual awards banquet sponsored by the Riggins PTO will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, in the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Awards begin at 7 p.m. Individual classes have been assigned a specific foods — see Rhonda Damon for details. The public is invited to attend and is asked to bring a large salad or large casserole. Bring serving utensil and mark both dish and utensil with your name. PTO will furnish table settings, ham, baked beans, rolls and beverage.
Salmon River High School Graduation 2015 will be held this Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at Salmon River High School. The public is invited to attend.
Riggins kindergarten screening and preschool registration will be Tuesday, May 26, from 1-4 p.m. at Riggins Elementary School in room 8. Call now at 630-6055 to set up an appointment.
The 11th annual Memorial Day Flea Market at The Idaho Banana Co. Orchard will be held this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 22, 23, 24 and 25. Contact Mary Lou at the Idaho Banana Co. 628-3615 if you have “treasures” or baked goods or handmade items you would like to sell. Bring your own table to “set up” on and a chair for you; there is no fee.
The Idaho Banana Co. will have a wine tasting party Saturday, May 23, from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to get out and enjoy the evening with friends and wine tasting.
The annual Memorial Day weekend yard sale at the Salmon River Community Church will be 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 pickup or drop them off at the church on the back ramp, no clothing.
Salmon River Community Church is having its annual senior citizen auction and lasagna dinner along with the famous delicious dessert auction Friday, June 5, at 6 p.m. which is open to the public. If you have any items for the live or silent auction, new or slightly used, call Pastor Jim at 628-4043.
Get ready for the 17th annual Big Water Blow Out Festival Saturday, June 6, featuring lots of activities including discounted whitewater rafting trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get to the Riggins City Park in time for the famous Dutch oven cookoff beginning at 5 p.m. to be ready for judges at 7 p.m., then ready to serve to all of us for $5 per plate. There will be live music from 7-10 p.m. with Old Death Whisper for dancing and listening, and there will be a beer garden. For information, go to www.bigwaterblowout.com or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bwbrf.
The annual Brushy Flat Reunion will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, beginning with a dinner Saturday at the Riggins Community Center at 5 p.m. (MDT). Plans for Sunday will be made at the dinner Saturday night.
VBS, Vacation Bible School, will be held at the Salmon River Community Church June 29-July 3 with the fun famous Texas team once again leading the way. VBS week for kids 4 years through fifth grade will meet in the mornings. Activities will be held in the evenings for the junior high and senior high teens, sixth grade and up. More details in June.
The Riggins sky will be lit up with fireworks once again on the 4th of July! Salmon River Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 4th of July fireworks in the Riggins City Park using the same company as was used in April at Jet Boat Races. The Salmon River Chamber of Commerce will fund the first half of the cost, $1,500, and is asking for donations for the rest. Donation cans will be set up in the Riggins businesses for you to toss in your change or you can send donations to Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 289, Riggins, ID 83549. Families are encouraged to gather in the park for visiting and celebrating and be ready for the fireworks show at dusk. Bring your own snacks and lawn chairs and plan to have a sizzling good time.
Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters 5k held last weekend was a bit chilly, but 90 people were there to help fund the Cure for Cancer event. The beautiful quilt made and donated by the Pinehurst Quilters was won by Deanna Morell. The silent auction was once again a big hit with lots of great items donated by businesses to help raise funds. All the kids attending won great prizes purchased and donated by Shannon Smith. Several adults won great prizes donated by local businesses and private individuals. The total of $4,000 was raised by this event that is organized by Patty Solberg with many volunteers helping make it a success. Patty announced that there are a few T-shirts left. Call her at 628-3633 if you would like to purchase one. Patty would like to thank the Little Salmon River Lodge for letting us use their beautiful place as race headquarters as well as kudos to all the participants, the businesses and individuals who made donations, the volunteers and the Pinehurst Quilters.
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