Riggins News: ‘Color the Canyon’ run set for this Saturday

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My Sweet ’16 quote of the week “Life is like a cup of tea…it’s all in how you make it.”

“Color the Canyon 5K Run,” sponsored by the Riggins Elementary School, is this Saturday, April 23. It is a fun family day. More participants are wanted; it is a colorful fun run with family and friends. Contact Julie Hofflander, 628-9226, Tracy Travis, 628 -3476; Hannah McClure, dirtpyle@hotmail.com or Karen Atkins, steelie@frontiernet.net or you can see Tracy Travis at Riggins Elementary or call her there at 630 -6055 or ASK, 628-2770. Be out on Main Street with your “color” to throw on the runners as they run by you.

4-H Week is this week April 18-21…”To make the best better” is the 4-H motto.

Eileen Pottenger, longtime resident of Riggins, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Riggins, surrounded by loved ones near and far. Graveside services will be held at the Riggins Cemetery this Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m., with her son-in-law, Dave Collins, officiating. Dinner will follow at Riggins Assembly of God Church for family and friends.

The 32nd Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Race was a huge success with lots of people lining the river-banks to watch the 11 boats racing in the high waters two days in a row! The Saturday night fireworks were beautiful. Kudos to the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee, racers, fans, Facebook, sponsors, timers, safety crews, and all the others who helped make the weekend great. Winners and pictures of the Salmon River Jet Boat Race can be seen in the sports section of the Idaho County Free Press.

Dessert, Bingo fund-raiser is April 30

RIGGINS — Dessert and Bingo fund-raiser, sponsored by the Salmon River Senior Citizens, is next Saturday April 30 from 6:30-9 p.m., at Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop; the evening’s activities are appropriate for ages 16 and older. Cost is $5 per person which includes two Bingo cards...extra cards .50 each. There will be free beverages and snacks. The grand prize for the Blackout game is a half-day float trip for four and a basket of goodies. Other fabulous prizes will be awarded as well as some baked goods available for prizes and purchases. All proceeds will go to purchase an additional transit vehicle for Salmon River Transit. This event is hosted by Salmon River Senior Citizens. Call 628-2394 or 628-3780.

They are planning to have a “Meet your candidate Forum” at the Community Center in Riggins, Idaho Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

The pop-top drive for Areona will end the end of April so make sure to get those pop-tops turned in to Riggins Elementary School for Areona. Areona has been moved to the Portland Hospital; some days are daisies, some are not for her, but she keeps pushing on. Thanks to everyone supporting this effort.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-5. Take the time to thank your children’s teachers; they are a very vital part of your families’ lives. You may want to think back to a teacher or teachers you had in school whom you would like to contact by phone or note and let them know what an important role they played in your life.

Riggins Rodeo is coming soon…May, Saturday 7, and Sunday, May 8, with great shows each day beginning at 1:30. Cowboy Breakfast and Riggins Rodeo Parade are added to the excitement Sunday, a Stick Horse Race for the little ones will in the Rodeo arena at 12:30 p.m., with registration beginning at noon, and calf riding starts about 1 p.m. each day. Princess Emily Diaz of Riggins and Queen Macenzie Farris of Grangeville will be working in the arena as well as leading the parade. Buck and Jeannie Fitch are Grand Marshals of the 2016 Riggins Rodeo.

The annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Salmon River Community Church will be held Friday, May 13, 2 p.m., in the fellowship room of the church featuring Jeannie Fitch as speaker. All ladies are invited to attend the “Beauty Within” tea.

Kindergarten screening is Monday, May 9. Call Riggins Elementary School 630 -6055 to set up your appointment and ask what information you need to show them about your child.

White Bird News Tidbits:

WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Library will hold a fund-raiser Saturday, April 23, at Hoot’s Café with a fund-raiser/bake sale beginning at 8 a.m., until noon…or sold out. They had a successful sale in March and appreciated everyone’s support. They will draw the winner of the beautiful custom-made knife with scabbard crafted by Rance Moore following the bake sale. Tickets will be available at the bake sale. The Gun Show is also on at Hoot’s the 23rd and 24th.

The White Bird Library will have a yard, bake, and book sale Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Library.

The Swiftwater RV Park just outside of White Bird will be celebrating its 4th Annual Spring Rendezvous, Vintage Trailer, CampOut the weekend of May 7 and 8. Public is welcome to visit the Park and check out the cool trailers.

RES Spring Fling, Art Show, and Book Fair will be held Thursday, May 12. More info to follow.

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters, Salmon River Canyon cancer fund-raiser, will be held Saturday May 14, 2016 in Pollock at 10:00 a.m. with a $20 entry fee that includes a 2016 lime green and black T-shirt with moisture wicking fabric. Get entered soon to order the correct size shirt. The walkers, runners, joggers will begin at the Little Salmon Lodge, 121 Old Pollock Road and go as far down the road as they wish, then return for the delicious BBQ that follows. They will have their annual silent auction…contact Patty Solberg with any auction items you would like to donate. The Pinehurst Quilters have made a beautiful elk quilt to add to the fundraiser; tickets can be purchased at Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop, or from Bernice Morell, Linda Ryska, Patty Solberg, or Jeannie Fitch as well as at the event that day.

Pine Tree Credit Union in Riggins has the beautiful quilt that was made and donated by the Pinehurst Quilters on display for a fund-raiser for “Hikin for Healthy Hooters.” The beautiful metal coat rack made by Tom Travis as a benefit for his sister-in-law Gail Travis who is facing a liver and a kidney transplant is also on display. Tickets are available for purchase also.

White Bird News Tidbits:

The White Bird Library will hold a fund-raiser Saturday, April 23, at Hoot’s Café with a fund-raiser/bake sale beginning at 8 a.m., until noon…or sold out. They had a successful sale in March and appreciated everyone’s support. They will draw the winner of the beautiful custom-made knife with scabbard crafted by Rance Moore following the bake sale. Tickets will be available at the bake sale. The Gun Show is also on at Hoot’s the 23rd and 24th.

The White Bird Library will have a yard, bake, and book sale Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Library.

The Swiftwater RV Park just outside of White Bird will be celebrating its 4th Annual Spring Rendezvous, Vintage Trailer, CampOut the weekend of May 7 and 8. Public is welcome to visit the Park and check out the cool trailers.

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