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Riggins News: Stage project is ‘full steam ahead’



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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— So, did March come in like a lamb or a lion? Was is nice or was is fierce? I know it depends where you live…like, we are in Arizona; I’m not sure they even think about the lion or the lamb in relation to March and weather…now Idaho on the other hand, does have that dependence. What was it this year? Will March go out like a lion or a lamb?

My quote of the week is “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.” by Confucius

Hunter Safety Education Courses will begin this Monday, March 6, with a cost of $8 for students. Go to https:/idfg.idaho..gov/hunt/education to register. For information contact Dennis Brandt at 371-2869

Women with Bait Fishing Tournament is going full scale…lots of women hooked lots of fish and fun. Information next week on winners in the various categories of the 2017 Tournament! Those women had so much fun that they are already booking their trips for next year!

The Riggins City Park Stage Project is full steam ahead! This is a large undertaking that “takes a village” to see completed. At present, they are looking for donations of materials, labor/skills, and cash to make it happen. You may volunteer and/or make those donations right at the Riggins City Hall. The renovation will expand the concrete stage, add a roof, some lighting, and a much-needed secure storage space. The City has received donations of $15,300 at this time with $10,500 from the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, a large donation from a longtime resident, and, of course, proceeds from our Rattle the Canyon Musical Festival last summer.

Ladies and gentlemen, free cooking classes will be offered in Riggins beginning this Friday, March 3. These “Cooking Matters” classes are sponsored by the Idaho Food Bank in partnership with the Salmon River Seniors’ Nutrition Education Program. The classes will run for six weeks and will be held every Friday from 2-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Topics include preparing nutritious and delicious food on a budget and using safe cooking techniques. Participants will receive a bag of free groceries after each class to take home and prepare for their families while practicing the skills learned in class. Those who complete the course will receive a recipe book, graduation certificate, and a gift bag. Call Linda Hieter at 628-3780.

Color the Canyon April 22

RIGGINS — Salmon River PTO Color The Canyon has been set for Saturday, April 22. This is a fun family run, so walkers, runners, even runners with strollers are welcome. If you are unable to participate in the run, but would like to be a volunteer or donate money, please let Hannah McClure, Karen Akins, or other members of the committee know. This year Color the Canyon falls on Earth Day, so they are incorporating those two together. Registration is 8:30-9:45 a.m., at the Riggins Elementary School. The 5K begins at 10:00; the free Kids Fun Run will begin at 11:30 a.m., on the Riggins Elementary playground; food and soft drinks will be available. Prizes will be given for most spirit, most colorful, and 1st place in each age group. Sign-up can be done by going to ultrasignup.com or www.facebook.com/colorthecanyon5k.. You may contact Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101. Fees are $20 for ages 18 and older; $10 for ages 17 and younger, before March 25; after that there is no guarantee of a shirt or color dust.

“BINGO!” You guessed it, Bingo will be held next Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center in the downstairs room. Bingo is a FUNdraiser for the Riggins Senior Citizens and is lots of fun! Everyone 18 years and older is invited to play for cash prizes. See you there!

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts for the 2017 Riggins Rodeo will be held next Saturday, March 11, 2017. Contact Lynda Mann for more information at 241-8822 cell or 628-3670.

Jeannie Fitch is celebrating the beginning of her seventh decade and is being honored at a birthday open house Saturday, March 11, at the Riggins Community Center from 2-5 p.m., hosted by her children, Jed and Julie. You are all invited to join in on the celebration! No gifts; her presents are your presence.

Salmon River Art Guild Art Show and sale, “March Miniature Madness,” is set for Saturday, March 18, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird, Idaho 8 a.m. -3 p.m. PST. This is a great opportunity to get out for lunch, visit the artists, and enjoy artwork. All items are “miniature” in size and are priced $50 or less. Salmon River Art Guild is celebrating its 53rd year of creating art along the Salmon River.

The PTO annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Riggins Elementary School grounds Saturday, April 15; more details are forthcoming.

Salmon River PTO Color The Canyon has been set for Saturday, April 22. This is a fun family run, so walkers, runners, even runners with strollers are welcome. If you are unable to participate in the run, but would like to be a volunteer or donate money, please let Hannah McClure, Karen Akins, or other members of the committee know. This year Color the Canyon falls on Earth Day, so they are incorporating those two together. Registration is 8:30-9:45 a.m., at the Riggins Elementary School. The 5K begins at 10:00; the free Kids Fun Run will begin at 11:30 a.m., on the Riggins Elementary playground; food and soft drinks will be available. Prizes will be given for most spirit, most colorful, and 1st place in each age group. Sign-up can be done by going to ultrasignup.com or www.facebook.com/colorthecanyon5k.. You may contact Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101. Fees are $20 for ages 18 and older; $10 for ages 17 and younger, before March 25; after that there is no guarantee of a shirt or color dust.

More spring happenings are on their way. Stay tuned to this Riggins News column to find out where to be, when and why!



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