Riggins News: High School Rodeo set for this weekend at Riggins

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote for the week is “Never pass up an opportunity to volunteer for activities for our local kiddos. Color the Canyon still needs a few more volunteers to help make that day a colorful success.”

Color the Canyon 5K 2017, sponsored by the Riggins PTO, will be held this Saturday, April 22, beginning at the Riggins Elementary School. Fees are $25/adult and $15/youth with no guarantee of T-shirt or color dust as the order went in March 26. There will be prizes for most spirit, most color, and best color station. Race starts at 10 a.m. Register at www.ultrasignup.com/colorthecanyon5k. The committee is looking for a few more volunteers for the color stations; contact Jacki Campbell if you would be able to help. Our volunteers are much appreciated; without them this race would not be possible. Contact Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101.

The 2017 Jet Boat Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make this jet boat race a success! Hats off to Janeen for being the safety coordinator, to the people who barbecued the pork and chicken for the barbecue, to the ladies who made desserts, to all the volunteers who helped with any part of the jet boat race weekend. Our Salmon River canyon is famous for its loving citizens who volunteer to help make our place a great place to live and play.

Kudos to all those who helped make this year’s Easter egg hunt so much fun … “eggspecially” to the Riggins Elementary, the ASK, the 4-H’ers, some high school kids, and others who stuffed and hid 5000 plastic eggs for our baby group through 4th graders to find. A special thanks goes to our 2017 Easter bunny. Thanks to all the business and local people who donated money to help purchase the prizes and eggs.

Volleyball workout and triples tournament fund-raiser for the Salmon River girls athletics will be held at the SRHS main gym Monday and Wednesday April 19, 24, and 26 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Workouts will be 45 minutes of high intensity volleyball type activities with a cost of $3 per session. Triples tournament will be held Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10 a.m. No team is needed; players will play as an individual. Cost is $10 per person…limited to the first 18 participants. Get a package deal for $20 for all four workouts plus the tournament. Contact Paula Tucker at 628-4997.

Gruell memorial is April 29

RIGGINS — A double Memorial Service celebrating the lives of Jack and SueAnn Gruell will be held Saturday April 29, 2017, at 2 p.m., at The Riggins Community Center located behind Chevron Station. Food, fellowship, and Jack's homemade wine will follow service.

The first spring High School Rodeo will be held this Saturday and Sunday April 22 and 23, at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds; Shiznits will have concessions available. Contact Tracie Pottenger for more details and times of shows.

Mark and Sarah Christensen will be honored at a “Baby Girl Shower” Saturday, April 29, at 4 p.m., at the Riggins Heritage Center, located behind the Chevron station and adjacent to the school grounds. Family and friends are invited to help them welcome their new baby daughter; it’s a family thing…hubby and kiddos are invited, too. Be sure to notice the shower has been changed to the Riggins Heritage Center.

“Kids Get Cooking” classes will be held every Tuesday at 4 and 5 p.m. The 4 p.m. class is for Pre-K through 3rd grade and the 5 p.m. class is for 4th grade and up through teens. These are free classes being held in the Riggins Community Center for parents and kids to have fun cooking together. Contact Linda Hieter.

The 69th annual Riggins Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7, honoring our late great friend and cowboy Dave Wilson as the Honorary Grand Marshall. He was a huge part of the Salmon River Cowboys Association for many years and helped make the Riggins Rodeo what it is today. He died in December, but will continue to be a part of the Riggins Rodeo forever. Hats off to the Salmon River Cowboy Association for its thoughtful recognition of a man who gave so much of himself and his time fueled by his love for people to the Riggins Rodeo and to the Salmon River Cowboy Association. The Saturday and Sunday Shows begin at 1:30 p.m., each day featuring lots of action and fun. The Cowboy Breakfast and Riggins Rodeo Parade will be held Sunday morning.

The Salmon River Cowboy Association is selling tickets for a beautiful bookshelf made from wood from the bleachers that were just torn down at the rodeo grounds to make way for new ones. It is on display at the Riggins Pine Tree Community Credit Union.

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