Photo by Lorie Palmer
Kids and adults alike gathered at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park for the annual pumpkin carving event held Oct. 22. The celebration included free pumpkins, food, face painting and fun. This is put on annually by Mike and Pam Hipes and a group of volunteers they have gathered to assist.
As of Tuesday, October 24, 2017
CLEARWATER VALLEY Our Kamiah Kubs and CV Rams cross-country runners competed at the district meet last week with great success. Nine of the 18 runners qualified for the State of Idaho meet in Eagle Saturday, Oct. 28. CV Rams runner, Melanie Gianopulos, and Kubs runner, Michael MacMenamin, both placed first in the girls’ and boys’ races respectively, both setting personal records with their winning times! The Kamiah boys team placed third and qualified for the state meet as a team of seven runners. Freshman Kub runner Jace Sams placed eighth overall while sophomore Derek Loewen placed 19th overall, reducing his time by an astounding five minutes from last year. Rams runner, junior Kevin Hill, qualified for state after just missing qualifying last year. Good luck to the CV and Kamiah runners at State! Coach Janna Privette is optimistic about her runners’ continued success next weekend.
On Halloween, kids are invited to join the October costume contest after school. They will line up in front of the Kamiah fire station for judging, then proceed to trick-or-treat at the Main Street businesses. Taffee at the Chamber, tells me this is her favorite event of the year; the costumes and the kids are great!
Several holiday season events in the Clearwater Valley offer a chance to browse various craft and food booths where local artisans offer their products for sale. Unique handmade gifts can be more interesting than mass-produced items since you get to talk to the person who created the item. The Harpster Christmas craft fair, held on Saturday, Nov. 4, is the first of these holiday fairs, held at the Harpster Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include painted gourds, antler art, handmade jewelry, hand-sewn and crocheted items, jams, locally made soap and Christmas ornaments. If you get hungry while browsing you can buy a hot lunch and a slice of pie. No charge for a cup of coffee. Call 208-983-1436 if you have questions about the event.
The Clearwater Christmas Affair is a two- day event on Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Kamiah Legion Hall at 7th and Main streets in Kamiah. A variety of locally- made products will be available. If you have a product to sell and would like to have a booth at the Clearwater Christmas affair, call Georgia at 208-935-5616.
On Friday, Oct. 27, the Friends of Kooskia Library will do highway cleanup on their segment from the High School to the Clearwater River Bridge. Meet at the Library at 9:30 a.m. if you want to help.
The Friends are sponsoring an event on Saturday, Nov. 4, featuring Grangeville area nature photographers Janice and Roger Inghram, who will be showing their video, the “Scenes and Sounds of Nature” with their photos of various local birds, plants and mammals. I can attest to the beauty and spirit of their photography. Last year I was victorious in a bidding war at a fund-raising auction to obtain a metal print of a photograph of a waterfall up the Lochsa. This free event begins at 1 p.m., at the Kooskia community center.
In other Kooskia library news, a family Lego building night (with their extensive Lego set collection) is happening on Friday, Nov. 3, from 6-9 p.m. All ages welcome.
The Big Cedar Homemakers are once again taking orders for their Christmas swags. They do a beautiful job and it’s always great to see the swags festooned on the Kooskia businesses.
They are $15 each with the money going to support various local non-profits. Call Susan Stephens at 208-926-4704 to order one or more. They will be delivered Thanksgiving week.