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Raspberry Festival is Sunday; Dixie Days are this weekend

Participants enjoy a meal at the 2015 Raspberry Festival.

Photo by David Rauzi
Participants enjoy a meal at the 2015 Raspberry Festival.

Raspberry Festival is Sunday

COTTONWOOD – Raspberries, runs and riveting fun, oh, my!

Join in a day of family activities at the 26th Annual Raspberry Festival this Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a 10K/5K fun run and walk and a pancake breakfast. The fun continues all day with a kids’ carnival, live music, Bingo, and an arts and crafts fair with talented vendors on the shady lawn. The festival will also feature a car show and art show, as well as historical museum and chapel tours. Take a break from the fun to enjoy hamburgers, barbecue beef sandwiches, ice cream, and raspberry shortcake.

All proceeds for the Raspberry Festival benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. For information: 208-962-5053 or visit

Dixie Days are this weekend

DIXIE – Get ready for the 107th Annual Dixie Days, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5.

Saturday morning activities start at 9 a.m. with a baked food and craft sale

Raffle prizes include a 180 Stihl chain saw or metal bench. Vendor booths are $10 each; come set up a booth and sell homemade craft items.

A horseshoe tournament, kids baseball, silent auction, tug of war, ducky derby and an adults baseball game are all on tap.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad will be served; cost is by donation.

The band American Bonfire will be playing at 6 p.m. This is sponsored by Steve Hook at Conover Insurance; Delvin and Shannon Rauch at Clearwater Excavating; and Cameron and Lisa Shoemaker at Shoemaker Excavating.

All activities will be in the 4th of July Park.

Sunday morning from 8 to 10 a.m., breakfast will be held at the community center. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for kids 5-12; and free to those 5 and younger.


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