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Riggins News: Bingo set for tonight at center


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “Take all the time you can to spend time with your family…work or play…it’s time well spent.”

Bingo is tonight, July 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. All-American Cash prizes are exciting! Games are varied! Fun is everywhere! Come one and all. Ages 18 and older. Funds are for a van for our local Senior Citizens that takes them to Grangeville and McCall for medical or dental and/or shopping needs.

The summer reading program, “Read, Build, Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak is up and going at 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. Reading dates are tomorrow, Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9, at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help.

VBS, vacation Bible school, at Salmon River Community Church, will be held Monday-Friday the week of July 24-28. All kiddos, friends, cousins, and neighbors 4 years old through 5th graders are invited to join the Texas Team for another week of Bible stories, games, songs, and crafts. Registration will be Monday morning, July 24.

Looking for fresh produce, jams, jellies, unique crafts, and more? The Salmon River Growers and Crafters Guild have an open market Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m., and Tuesday evenings from 5-8 p.m., in the Idaho Banana Company Orchard in Riggins. Contact Linda Hieter at 628-3780.

Dare to Kayak will be offinging another program this summer introducing our kids to all the opportunities surrounding them for paddling as a means to live a healthy, drug-free life. They will be joining with the Salmon River Dive Team to teach water safety and conservation on the Salmon River. Using a beach eddy, students are able to learn to paddle in a controlled environment. Classes are July 18-19, Aug. 15-16, and 27, with a barbecue and fun float/surf with family. Class size is limited. Contact Devon Barker-Hicks at 412-0319 or for details and registration.

The Riggins Park Stage Project needs more volunteers to have it completed by Hot Summer Nights, July 28 and 29. Kudos to the men and women who have stepped up to help work on the stage to have it ready. Please find some time to help, then contact Clyde Hirst 628-3615 for the work schedule. Several businesses as well as private individuals have made generous donations to help fund materials. If you would like to make a donation of money, you may do so at the Riggins City Hall; if you would like to make a donation of materials, call Clyde for specifics.

Bible camp in session

DONNELLY — Shiloh Bible Camp in Donnelly is going strong. The 7th and 8th graders held their camp last week; 5th and 6th grade camp is July 10-14, high school camp is July 17-22, 3rd and 4th grade camp is July 24-28. Anyone in these age groups is invited to attend. Contact Pastor Jim Thibodeaux, Debbie Shaw, or Jeannie Fitch or go to

The 25th Annual Summer Nights will be spinning with Stars and Cars Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 in the Riggins City Park…with the new sizzling hot stage! Gates open at 4 p.m., with music and games and visiting family, friends, and neighbors. Joaquin and Dave will begin the evening at 6:45 p.m., singing our National Anthem while the Riggins Rodeo Royalty presents the American Flag. The Famous Riggins Talent Show as well as the wonderful “Canyon Camillions,” will be featured Friday night beginning at 7 p.m.

Start now “getting your act together” for big money prizes for the talent show in three divisions, Youth, Theme, and Non-theme. Contact Tracy Bird 208-628-3350 at Main Street Hair if you want to sign up for the Talent Show; must be registered by Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m.

The Cool Car Show sponsored by Jerry’s Auto in McCall will be held Saturday July 29; the cars will begin rolling in at noon. Car show is 4-8 p.m.; call Wayne now at 628-3254 to register.

Saturday Night will be the traditional family dance in the park featuring J.R. and The Stingrays, sponsored by Coors, Cross O Ranch, Gem Stop, Hayden Beverage, and Riggins White Water Market, playing music for dancing and listening.

Dave and Dub will be playing music in the park at 4 p.m., each afternoon, Smiles the Clown will be there Friday 4:30-6:30 p.m., DJ Scribbles will be will be grinding out tunes for you Saturday beginning at noon while games, water slide, face painting, snow cones, food booths, beer garden, are ongoing. Joaquin, Verna, and Dave will be playing music at 7-9 p.m., leading into the finale of J.R. & the Stingrays.

Class of 1967 and spouses are invited to their 50th class reunion Saturday, July 29, from 1-3 p.m., for hors d’ oeuvres and visiting in the lower level of the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Call Diane at 628-4106 to let her know if you will be here.

The Class of 1979 is celebrating its 40th Reunion in two years; LaDeene Bedard is currently looking for class photos for this class from first grade-12 grade. Contact LaDeene, to let her know if you have these photos.


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