As of Tuesday, July 31, 2018
COTTONWOOD My raspberry patch is really producing this year. With all the rain this spring, it is keeping us busy picking every few days. Harvest time for the crops on the prairie is getting very close. Some farmers say they may even try cutting it this week.
We have turned the pheasants out, so they can start exploring the world. It is fun to watch them. They seem to be enjoying the outdoors.
Make plans now for the Raspberry Festival this coming weekend at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set against the beautiful background of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, Raspberry Festival is a one-day event that features fun activities for the whole family including a pancake breakfast, grilled hamburgers, BBQ beef sandwiches, raspberry shortcake, jam and products, and vintage wines.
An AARP Safe Driving Class will be offered Aug. 15 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. These six-hour, one-day classes help older drivers deal with the changes we experience in our bodies, our vehicles and on the roadways. We look at challenges and discuss good driving skills. For Idaho residents 55 and older, a three-year discount on auto insurance is available from their companies. For Idaho drivers a reduction of three points on their driving record may also be available. Kay Gaines will be the lead instructor. Call her at 208-816-3450 to register for the class. Cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for nonmembers.
Alexis Hiler organized a duck race fund-raiser as her senior project. Enough ducks were sold that even after paying the prizewinners there was still $4,900 to turn over to the girls basketball program. Way to go, Alexis.
The Idaho County Fair is not that far off, so 4-H kids are working on their projects to get them ready in time.