Riggins News: ‘Hike for hooters’ this Saturday in Pollock

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote for this week is “Hug O’ War…I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs. Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rugs. Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.” (One of those quotes where “Everyone could use a little good news today….”)

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters, The Walk for the Cancer Cure, is this Saturday. May 20, at a new location…Miners Supply…located at the north end of Pollock Road. The walk/run/jog will be the same as in past years with the same delicious hamburgers at the end of the hike, only we will be going the opposite direction. There will be silent bidding items as well as the annual quilt raffle now on display at Umpqua Bank. Quilt tickets are $5 each and are available at Pine Tree Credit Union, Idaho Banana Co., Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop, and from members of the quilters club as well as the day of the walk. If you did not preregister for this event, you may still participate and register on site. For more info, contact Nightfeather at 628-3633 or Patty Solberg at 628-2394.

School activities scheduled for remainder of year

RIGGINS — Salmon River High School seniors will hold their baccalaureate this Monday, May 22, at the Salmon River Community Church at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to help honor our wonderful Class of 2017. A time of fellowship and finger foods will follow.

Awards night, sponsored by the PTO for Salmon River students K-12, as well as honoring our class of 2017, will be next Thursday, May 25, at the Salmon River multi-purpose room with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the awards program at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to help honor Salmon River students; bring a covered dish of salad, vegetables, or dessert; meat potatoes, rolls, and drinks will be provided by the PTO.

Salmon River High School graduation for the class of 2017 is next Friday, May 26, in the Salmon River High School main gym at 7 p.m., for 11 graduates: Tucker Boyd, Matthew Evans, Gabe Gonzales, Marissa Gubitosi, Stephan Hackler, Lee Joyce, Sarah Laritz, Clayton Shepherd, Johnny Shepherd, Bonnie Stewart, and Maddy Tucker. Graduation is open to families, friends, and community members to help honor our class of 2017. A graduation party for all the seniors will follow in the SRHS multi-purpose room with cake and finger foods.

Riggins kindergarten graduation will be held at Riggins Elementary School next Thursday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m.

Riggins Elementary fifth grade advancement will be held next Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m., at the Riggins Elementary School.

There will no school May 29, as it is Memorial Day. June 1 is the last day of school with a barbecue at Riggins Elementary followed by early release for the summer!

The Salmon River American Legion Post will hold its annual Memorial Day service Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m., honoring our military members who gave the supreme sacrifice of life. Memorial Day speaker will be Pastor Jim Thibodeaux.The American Legion Post will then travel to John Day Cemetery for its Memorial Day service. The White Bird American Legion Post will hold a Memorial Day service at the White Bird Cemetery, then travel to the Slate Creek Cemetery for Memorial Day service.

The Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Memorial Day Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. If you have items you would like to donate, you can drop items off at the back door of the church.

The Idaho Banana Co. will have its annual Memorial Day flea market in its orchard. If you would like to set up a table of your wares, stop by the Idaho Banana Co and talk to Mary Lou.

“Let’s go to the movies….” The Salmon River Girls basketball team will have a drive-in movie night at Salmon River High School Wednesday, June 1, at dark, around 9:30-ish, for just $3 per person or $10 per family; concessions will be available for purchase.

Riggins Big Water Blow Out Festival, a celebration of Idaho’s longest free-flowing river, will be held Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. -10 p.m. During the day get your adrenalin fill as experienced Salmon River outfitters offer discounted high water raft trips through Class III and Class IV rapids. Once that thrill is over, head to the Riggins City Park for a social gathering for everyone from 4-10 p.m., featuring live music for dancing and listening, a beer eddy, and a Dutch oven cookoff. Free admission with a $5 fee for a plate of Dutch oven deliquesce.

The Riggins Park stage project needs volunteers to help build the new improved stage. Get on the call list by contacting Clyde Hirst at 628-3615. Donations and grants are coming in as well as materials to help complete this stage by 2017 Hot Summer Nights the end of July. 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.

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