As of Tuesday, April 11, 2017
WHITE BIRD Another round of snow…Another round of sunshine! Give it five minutes and it will all change again.
With that in mind for this next weekend, dress for whatever weather for the Easter egg hunt to be held on Saturday, at the WBARD building (old school) starting at 10 a.m. Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to look for goodies that were left from the Easter Bunny. They are still taking donations for this and are needing help that day. You can also mail your donations to White Bird Chamber, PO Box 89, White Bird, ID 83554. If you would like to help, give the Farmers a call at 839-2395.
There will be hot dogs for sale afterwards to help offset the cost of putting this on. This is being sponsored by the White Bird Chamber.
Starting at 9 a.m. will be the Spring Rebekah bake sale at the IOOF Hall. All homemade goodies, pies, cakes, cookies, pastries and whatever they feel like baking will be for sale. Stop by on your way to the Easter egg hunt.
For the bigger kids, remember the turkey shoot, starting with sign-in at 9 a.m., and starting at 10 a.m., at the gun club. There is a $1 entry fee and prizes will be given out also. This is open to the public.
Then for all ages, this is jet boat weekend, so there are things going on all weekend from White Bird to Riggins.
Easter sunrise services will be held at the Indian Monument on Hwy. 95, and at the Baptist Church on Sunday. Call 839-2220.
As many have seen the new culvert going in at the top entrance to White Bird. This is being done so they can divert the water from going into Joaquin’s shop.
I would like to welcome Marty and Kate Buck to our small quaint town, as they are the new owners of the White Bird General Store. They are busy remodeling and cleaning the place up, but want to let everyone know they are open for business. Best wishes to Josephine in her next adventure.
Jack Bailey passed away on March 30. He was from California before he “retired” to Idaho where he fulfilled his dream of running a cattle ranch. Banner Ridge Ranch was his pride and joy. A public service is planned at a later date. Hope you find many sunrises and sunsets up there, Jack.
Reminder that next Saturday, April 22 and 23, there will be the gun show at Hoot’s starting at 9 a.m. There will be an admission charge and if you need information, call 839-2265.
Birthday wishes go out to Ashley Poxleitner, Jarom Farmer, Renee Farmer, Dan Cook, Marion Gortsema, Kaleb Glen Bass, Kevin Zumwalt, Jeff Ghan, Rob Tyson, Josh Bransford, Dick Brust, Bill Schuck, Logan Eldred, Wendy Kunkel, Jacob Hickman, and Eric Hickman. In Memory of Don, Sr.
Anniversary wishes go out to Jim and Patty McGarvin.
TidBits: As we celebrate Easter, we also celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Many people also decorate eggs. These can be hard-boiled eggs that can be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy or other materials.
The Easter Bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase Haws”. Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.
Stay safe and have a Happy Easter, no matter how you may celebrate it!