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RIGGINS NEWS -- Hot Summer Nights set for this weekend


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is, “Today is a good day to give thanks for our families, friends, health, homes, and freedom. These are all wonderful blessings; Let us not take our blessings for granted.”

Riggins will be sizzling and shining for hot fun this weekend! The 25th Annual Hot Summer Nights sponsored by our Salmon River Chamber of Commerce will be spinning with Stars and Cars this Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, in the Riggins City Park … with the new sizzling hot stage. We will be movin’ and groovin’ on the Salmon River. Gates open at 4 p.m., on Friday, and 12:01 p.m., on Saturday with music and games; Tickets are $5 each 10 years old and older…kids younger than 10 free; get ready for the water slide, face painting, sno cones, food booths, beer garden as well as visiting family, friends, and neighbors. Do not bring dogs or coolers.

Friday the 28th, the gates open at 4 p.m., with Dave and Dub playing golden oldies and Smiles the Clown handing out smiles and balloons. Joaquin and Dave will begin the Friday evening program at 6:45 p.m., singing our National Anthem while the Riggins Rodeo Royalty, Phoebe Rupp and Jillian Hausladen present the American Flag. The Famous Riggins Talent Show with $1,500 in prizes will begin at 7 p.m., with the Youth division followed by our own famous “Canyon Camillions.” The non-theme and theme division will follow with dancing to Kurt and Venue Audio spinning the tunes until 11 a.m. See you there.

Saturday the 29th, highlights the The Cool Car Show sponsored by Jerry’s Auto in McCall…the cars will begin rolling in at noon while DJ Scribbles spins tunes for you. The car show is from 4-8 p.m. Dave and Dub will be playing your favorite oldies noon-4. Get on down to the City Park to admire all the Classic Cars and visit with friends and neighbors. The opening act begins at 7 p.m., featuring Joaquin, Verna, and Dave followed at 9 p.m., by J.R. & The Stingrays, sponsored by Coors, Cross O Ranch, Gem Stop, Hayden Beverage, and Riggins White Water Market, playing music for dancing and listening pleasure. See you there!

SRHS 50th class reunion of Class of 1967 is this Saturday, July 29, from 1-3 p.m. Class members and spouses are invited for hors d’ oeuvres and visiting in the lower level of the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Contact Diane Thach to let her know you will be there…and find out who all is coming!

VBS at the Salmon River Community Church led by the Texas Team is going strong this week…still two days left to attend if you would like. There will be a program on Friday, 28th at 11:00 for parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors. All kiddos, friends, cousins, and neighbors 4 years old through 5th graders are invited to join in for a super time of Bible stories, games, songs, and crafts.

The Salmon River Red Cross Drive will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Wednesday, Aug. 9. Call Kris Catherman or Joy Swift to set up your appointment. Be a hero; help save a life with your blood donation.

Fresh produce, jams, jellies, unique crafts, and more are available at an open market at The Idaho Banana Company Orchard Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m., and Tuesday evenings from 5-8 p.m., by Salmon River Growers and Crafters. Bring your local produce and/or crafts to sell…or stop and buy fresh produce and unique crafts. For information, contact Linda Hieter at 628-3780.

“Bingo!” Come join the fun and win cash prizes at the monthly Bingo night, Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located directly behind Gem Chevron. Money raised goes to help fund a new bus for our Salmon River Canyon Senior Citizens group.

It’s almost Idaho County Fair time with the Fair located at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, Idaho. “We’ve got a good thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair” is the theme of the 2017 Fair. Mark your calendar for Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 16-19 and plan to take entries to the fair and attend. There are so many exciting things you can enter; the Fair Booklets came out last week in The Shopper…go to the Idaho County Courthouse to get a copy if you did not receive one in the Shopper. Fair entries are open to 4-H’ers, FFA members, and open class which includes all of us.

Leigh Davis, Idaho County Fair Board Chairman says, “On behalf of the Idaho County Fair Board, I would like to welcome you to the 2017 Idaho County Fair. We’ve got a good thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair.”

Rich and Becky Workman, longtime Idaho County residents and involved citizens in the Fair and most everything in Idaho County, will be honored as the 2017 Idaho County Fair Grand Marshalls. Idaho County Royalty are queen Selena Davila of Cottonwood, first princess Chaye Uptmore of Keutterville, and second princess Tiffany Sonnen of Greencreek. The 4-H Ambassador program is celebrating its 20th year this year; these 4-H’ers are leaders for younger 4-H’ers as well as “right hands” doing whatever needs to be done during the fair.


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