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Riggins News - Blood drive on tap for Aug. 9, 10


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

My Sweet 16 quote of the week is “Be the Reason someone believes in the good of people.”

The Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program has one more session left on Tuesday, Aug. 2, due to the two power outages in July. Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend 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, Miss Susan.

Riggins Red Cross Summer Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 2-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Salmon River Community church. Contact Kris 628-3572 or Joy 628-3224 to make your appointment. Be a hero! Give blood to help others.

VBS at Salmon River Community Church was quite exciting. The church was decorated in a Barnyard theme with barn doors welcoming kiddos and helpers as well as parents inside. There were animals, tractors, and barns inside to give the farm effect. The Texas Team of 17 along with the 20 Riggins Youth ages 12 and older and more than 45 kiddos with Bible stories, songs, crafts, and recreation as well as goodies daily. The Texas and Riggins kids are already thinking of next year.

A Memorial Service for Steve Woodley will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 3 p.m., at Summervilles/Salmon River Inn. Family and friends are invited. There will be a dinner following the service.

ASK, After School Kids, annual trip to Silverwood will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5. Call 209-315-1117.

Hot Summer Nights wrap-up

RIGGINS — Hot Summer Nights 2016 is now in the books, but, wow, what a great weekend with lots of action, friends, fun, and food. The Boardwalk and games, the slippery slide and kiddies pool, the face painting and sno-cones, as well as the Food Shack and Beer Garden helped create an exciting atmosphere. The music filling the Park from 4 p.m. to midnight with different groups sharing their tunes added just the right touch! The Hot Summer Nights Canyon Camillions nearly outdid themselves this year, but are already getting ready for 2017 which is Hot Summer Nights 25th Anniversary. The Talent Show was superb with 21 acts. Winners listed below. The Car Show had 28 beautiful Cars! Winners will be available next week. In addition there were many SRHS Class reunions as well as family reunions all over the park! What a unique setting along the Salmon River with a “community family” feeling! Kudos to Clyde and Mary Lou Hirst for another year’s successful weekend! I know they already have some ideas and are getting things going for the 2017.

Winners of the Famous Hot Summer Nights Talent Show: Youth division-Willy White 1st, Cason Sisneros-2nd, and Brodie White 3rd; Non-theme division – Branson Waite 1st, Calli Waite 2nd, and Connor Flynn 3rd; Theme division- Allison Todderude 1st, Taylor Clay 2nd, and Sara Sweeny, 3rd. What a great show it was!

The Salmon River Senior Citizens have another Bingo Night in August at Riggins Community Center for ages 18 and older. Date to be announced next week. Bingo donations go 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…and they serve free popcorn!

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 your chance to win $50 Visa Gift Card.

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 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.

Idaho County Fair held in Cottonwood will be Wednesday-Saturday Aug. 17-20 with modeling and judging clothing and Making the Most of Me projects Monday and Tuesday Aug. 15 and 16. Premium booklets were sent out last week in the Shopper and are available at the County Courthouse if you did not receive one. There are many divisions in which to enter your items and help make the Idaho County Fair successful. Ribbon Cutting will be Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m. PDST with lots of activities to follow ending with the annual 4-H Fashion Show. Thursday, Aug. 18, highlights the 4-H and FFA livestock show and fitting ending with a talent show. Friday is 4-H and FFA livestock judging ending with the crowning of the 2017 Royalty. Saturday is the parade at 10 a.m. followed by awards and the 4-H livestock sale. I will have more details in next week’s Riggins News. See you at the fair.

The Riggins Salmon Run, Saturday, Sept. 10, will be here before we know it. 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, Idaho” 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 www.raceentry


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