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Riggins News: Hot Summer Nights set for this weekend


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My sweet 16 quote for the week is “When you cannot control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening.”

Riggins will be sizzling this weekend! Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, is this Friday and Saturday July 22-23 in the Riggins City Park. The park will be filled with fun and games including a Happy Dog Waterslide, sno-cones, Smiles the Clown, and face painting, a food booth, and a beer garden, as well as photo ops with eight stand-up characters as well as the Famous Talent Show, Cool Car Show, and the Fabulous Chancellars band along with visiting and enjoying music from 4 p.m.until closing time! Cost is $5 per person; children 10 and younger free; no pets and no coolers. Kudos to the four main band sponsors, Gem Stop, Riggins Whitewater Market, Hayden and Coors Beer Distributors for helping make 2016 Hot Summer Nights sizzle. See the Free Press article for details.

The SRHS class of ‘66 is having its 50-year reunion during Hot Summer Nights this weekend and the SRHS ‘80s Decade Reunion is going to be this weekend, July 22 and 23.

VBS, Vacation Bible School, at the Salmon River Community Church is going swell and will continue Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon daily for ages 4-12 with a parent program on Friday at 11 a.m. The Texas Team and our own Salmon River Community Church Youth Group are leading some great activities. Kiddos can catch the last two days.

The Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program has one session left. Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend the last session, Tuesday, July 26. 1 p.m. Miss Susan has had a great summer reading program; thanks so much having this valuable reading program for our little ones.

ASK, After School Kids, annual trip to Silverwood will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5. If you would like to join in and purchase discount tickets for the same days, contact Rhonda at 209-315-1117 as soon as possible…leave a message, she will get back with you.

The Salmon River Senior Citizens held its second Bingo Night at Riggins Community Center for ages 18 and above to raise funds for the Salmon River Transit Bus, which can even be used by those who are not senior citizens! It is a 50/50 cash winning deal. The third Bingo Night will be held in early August; plan to attend the fun.

Tourist Trap open house celebration set for July 23

RIGGINS — Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop, 103 ½ N. Main Street in Riggins, invites you to its 4th year in business Saturday, July 23. Buzz On Coffee Truck with “coffee on the go” will be in their parking lot.” Rocke and Claudia Wilson, along with his cousin, Kay Coffman, will join Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop on the porch 2 - 4 p.m., for a book signing of, “My Heaven In Hells Canyon.” John Sangster from Grangeville will also be signing and promoting his published works.

Ken Steinman from Missoula, Mont., will be at the Riggins Pine Tree Community Credit Union to take your family portraits this Monday July 25, 3-8 p.m. Each family will receive one free 8x10 portrait; additional portraits will be available for purchase. Call Pine Tree to schedule an appointment today. Riggins Pine Tree Community Credit Union will celebrate its 60th Anniversary and barbecue Member Appreciation Day Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be serving hot dogs, chips, soda, cake, and more…and enter for your chance to win $50 Visa Gift Card.

Need a summer activity? Yoga Retreats are being offered with Yoga in the Body by Elizabeth at the Ram House Lodge up the Big Salmon River this summer. She has two more planned retreats Aug. 2-8 and Aug. 28-31; however, she has openings for private retreats as well. Contact her for an Idaho Wilderness Yoga Retreat along the Salmon River at 315-0820 or @idayogagirl#createspacetocenter.

The Riggins Salmon Run, Saturday, Sept. 10, is swishing its way quickly! The Riggins Salmon Run, which is a family event offering multiple distance runs is a foot race along the beautiful Salmon River located in Riggins, which includes a Fun Run for children of ages 3-6., a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K. Runners will compete on an in and out course receiving special tokens at the turn around aid station. The finish line for all runners will be at the Riggins City Park where runners and their families and others can enjoy live music, food, and drinks. Finisher prizes will be awarded for each distance as well as men’s and women’s first prize awards, 5K-$20, 10K- $30, and 13.1 -$40. Register today at


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