Thanksgiving potluck set for Nov. 22

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Thank you veterans for your service to the United States of America! You have given your dedication and lives to us… so this month of November, especially, we are giving honor to you as well as every day of the year.

The Salmon River Senior Citizen group honored all veterans Tuesday, Nov. 10, with a free lunch at noon at Riggins Community Center in appreciation for their service to America.

Veterans Day Program 2015 was presented by the Salmon River High School students Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Salmon River High School. Several veterans were honored with Quilts of Valor made by Pinehurst Quilters. I will share those recipients next week.

Christmas bazaar is Nov. 27, 28

RIGGINS — The annual Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the multi-purpose room at Salmon River High School. I have the inside information that Santa will be visiting during this two-day extravaganza.

Though nearly 20 booths are already reserved, some booth spaces are still available for you to display and sell your crafts, food items or other “wares.” Contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or Laura Barner at 628-3412 to reserve your space.

Our local veterans in the Salmon River area are being honored with a display in the Riggins City Hall of some of the Quilts of Valor made by our own Pinehurst Quilters for the veterans. The quilts will be in the main display case in the Riggins City Hall during the month of November.

Congratulations, Salmon River Savages for winning the first qualifying game for state against Kendrick 48-20 last weekend! Salmon River Savages will play Lighthouse Christian this Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. on the Salmon River field in Riggins for the right to go to State Football Tournament later this month. Get on up to the football field and cheer these guys on to victory! Go, Savages!

Salmon River Community Church will host the men’s breakfast Saturday morning, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. It’s free! Come and enjoy the great food and fun times.

The annual community-wide Thanksgiving potluck dinner will be held Sunday night, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at Salmon River High School multi-purpose room. Turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, beverages, plates and silverware will be furnished. Bring a hot side dish, salad or dessert. For information contact Cliff and Kathy Scheline at 630-4444, or Jim and Judy Thibodeaux at 628-4043.

Thanksgiving dinner at Salmon River High School, Riggins Elementary School and Pre-school will be Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Salmon River Senior Citizens will be serving their Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday, Nov. 24, at noon.

Riggins Secret Santa Helpers and the Salmon River Community Food Pantry Food Drive is collecting food that you can drop off at Riggins City Hall, Riggins Whitewater Market or Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop. This will help ensure no family goes without a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Suggested items are canned pumpkin, olives, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

The Giving Tree sponsored by Riggins Secret Santas will be at Riggins Umpqua Bank starting Monday, Nov. 16. The tree will be decorated with a wish list of a local child in need of extra help this Christmas. Please return all donated gifts, unwrapped to Riggins City Hall by Dec. 11. Monetary donations are appreciated. Make checks out to City of Riggins, with the notation, Christmas Assistance Fund. You can mail your donation to P.O. Box 249, Riggins, ID 83549.

Toys for Tots for kids 12 and under must have applications submitted to Riggins City Hall by Nov. 23. Riggins Secret Santa for kids 18 and under must have applications submitted to Riggins City Hall by Dec. 1. Applications for each are available at Riggins City Hall, The Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop and Riggins Elementary School.

The Christmas Open House at Idaho Banana Co. and Two Ladies Antiques, 1120 So. Main, Riggins, will be held Friday, Nov. 27, from 6-8 p.m. Free evening of fun for everyone. There will be wine and beer tasting, food, music¸ and Christmas shopping if you would like.

The annual Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the multi-purpose room at Salmon River High School. I have the inside information that Santa will be visiting during this two-day extravaganza! Though nearly 20 booths are already reserved, some booth spaces are still available for you to display and sell your crafts, food items or other “wares.” Contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or Laura Barner at 628-3412 to reserve your space.

Riggins Assembly of God Girls’ Ministry Bazaar will be the first weekend of December, Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All sorts of handmade treasures, gift baskets, gift sets, baked goods, wood crafts, signature signs, jewelry, knick knacks, Christmas decorations, cards, cosmetics and frozen cookie dough. All tables rented benefit the Girls Ministry. For table rental call Kathy Scheline at 630-4160.

Riggins own Christmas Tree Lighting celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, on Riggins Main Street at Two Rivers Coffee with hot coffee and hot chocolate to warm and refresh you.

Salmon River Seniors will have a chili feed Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at Riggins Community Center. Suggested donation of $5 is appreciated to help support meals, transit and food pantry for our local people.

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