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It's your business: Sign up now to get involved in Oktoberfest

Are you ready to have fun in our little town?

The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The event begins with the Flamingo Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., sign-ups at 9 a.m., and ends with a street dance featuring our own Vintage Youth performing in Heritage Square. All businesses, schools, civic organizations, youth groups, etc., are invited to sign up with a booth, sponsor prizes for the silly races, or help with an event.

Merchants are looking for face painting, balloon animals, craft and food vendors, farmers’ market and other items. The merchants are planning a fun, family-oriented event packed with silly races, music, visiting, and dancing to end summer and begin the fall season. To sign up or ask questions, call Nancy at 983-0583 or Melinda at 983-1544.

Leave a message so they can call back.

• Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach is gearing up for its fall enrichment classes. First on tap is a Geology Tour of Square Mountain with Rebecca Anderson set for Saturday, Sept. 10. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet in Grangeville; cost is $40. Next up is the Logs to Lumber Tour at Idaho Forest Group set for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10. To sign up contact coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or CNWILKINS@LCSC.EDU.

• This week only, during the fair, Second Hand Treasures in Fenn will be open Monday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is located on U.S. Highway 95 at the old Fenn Store location. All blue tagged items are half-off and/or $5 a bag. Call 983- 5549. All proceeds at this thrift store benefit Summit Academy in Cottonwood.

• Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville is offering new, lower prices. Stop by 1010 East Main Street or call 983-2106. • Fall time already? You bet! Grangeville’s Green Acres Nursery is having a fall 20 percent off sale. Stop by 125 Green Acres Lane or call 983- 0355.

• Has anyone enjoyed the Olympics as much as I have? All the amazing athletes and their individuals stories and challenges have been inspiring. I have stayed up far too late every night! Here’s a little Olympic trivia for you: Did you know there used to be a category in the Olympics called “solo synchronized swimming?” (What?!) It was discontinued in 1992. Tug of- war was popular in the Olympic games through 1920. Trampoline was introduced in 2000 and is still jumping strong. Race walking has been an Olympic sport since 1904.


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