RIGGINS My quote for the week: “Not all wounds are visible. Walk gently in the lives of others.”
VBS, vacation Bible school, at Salmon River Community Church, will be held next Monday-Friday July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon; registration will begin at 8 a.m. Monday morning. The Texas team will once again lead the way. VBS is open to kiddos 4 years old-6th graders with 7-12 graders invited to be junior leaders; the SRHS football field will be a gathering place for 7th graders through college kids to have an evening of fun with the Texas team.
Dance tonight, Wednesday July 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wilderness Eatery for free lessons. Toe tapping fun times each week.
Are you hungry for spaghetti? Would you like to help a Riggins girl perform her singing talent at the National Fine Arts Festival competition? The Riggins Assembly of God Church is helping Sierra Bovey go to national finals by hosting a spaghetti feed this Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Hope to see you there.
Sierera Bovey and her mother have made two quilts to help fund Sierra’s trip to nationals…the lucky winners will be drawn Sunday, July 22, at the Salmon River Community Church picnic in the Riggins City Park…three tickets for $5.
Miss Susan still has room for more kiddos at Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock,” at the Salmon River Public Library each Tuesday at 1 p.m. July 24, 31, and Aug. 7. All kiddos ages 2-10 are invited to join in on the fun; Miss Susan reads stories, the kiddos do crafts, and snacks are served. It is a great reading program sharing the excitement of books with children.
Just a quick reminder that the EMS is still collecting aluminum cans; there is a “Can Corral” behind the Riggins City Hall…just put your pop and beer cans in a plastic bag and toss them into the corral. It is a small effort on your part and a big reward for the EMS.
The Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation who awarded Tysen, a Lifetime Hunt had members stop by Rick and Lona, Rylie and Tysen Travis’ house last week to give Tysen his Savage 6.5 Creedmore Rifle. Tysen will not get to hunt this season, but will have plenty of time to sight it in for next year’s hunt. Congratulations, Tysen, for this honor.
Movie night to feature ‘Isle of Dogs’
RIGGINS — “Movie Night Under the Stars” fund-raising event will be this Friday, July 20, at Riggins City Park hosted by The Eastern Seaboard Student-Community Travel Group. The family movie is Isle of Dogs (pg-13). The gates open at 9 p.m.; movie starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free! Donations are accepted. There will be concessions, a raffle, and comfy chairs to rent. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, you can contact Andrea Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ashley Mayes (email@example.com), Tracie Pottenger (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kim Olson (email@example.com). Gold Sponsor- $100=advertisement, choice seats, pizza, popcorn & treats for four people. Silver Sponsor- $75+advertisement, choice seats, popcorn& treats for four people. Bronze sponsor-$50=advertisement, choice seats and popcorn for four people. Support our local travelers! This is an alcohol-free family event. See you there.
A memorial service for Tony Anderson, son of Joe and Carolyn Anderson, will be held Friday July 20, at 11 a.m., Pacific Time at the Grangeville Christian Church.
Family portraits at Pine Tree Community Credit Union will be offered to members with a free 8x10 and an option to purchase more, in Riggins tomorrow, Thursday July 19. Call now to make your appointment, 208-628-3100.
A great wine tasting evening will be Saturday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Idaho Banana Co. Two wineries-Clearwater Canyon Cellars & Colter’s Creek Vineyard and Winery, two musicians-Carter Freeman and Timber VanLom, and two businesses-Idaho Banana Co & Two Ladies Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles Store for making it happen, and you’re all invited!
Get ready for Sizzling Hot Summer Nights 2018 sponsored by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Time now to think about entering the Famous Talent Show Friday night or the great Hot Car Show, Saturday…entries are already coming in. Friday the 27th offers the unforgettable music of Joaquin, Verna, and Dave, 4-6:30 p.m., with Smiles the Clown entertaining the kiddos from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Riggins’ own John Steward will sing the National Anthem at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Famous Hot Summer Nights Talent Show at 7 p.m. There are $1,500 in cash prizes that will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in three divisions, youth, non-theme, and theme…call Tracie Bird at 208-628-3350 to sign up, which must be done by Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. The Canyon Camillions will wow us once again with their amazing performance. Saturday, July 28, will see the cars roll in beginning at noon with the car show from 4-8 p.m. sponsored by Jerry’s Auto…call Clyde Hirst to enter. Dj Scribbles will be spinning tunes from noon-4 p.m. Joaquin, Verna, and Dave will again play from 4-8:30 p.m. when Mojo the Party Band takes over for music for your dancing pleasure until midnight. The band is sponsored by Gem Stop, Riggins Whitewater Market, Hayden, Coors, and Idaho Power. Hot Summer Nights admission is $5 per person for 11 and older; 10 and younger are free…no pets…no coolers. Both nights will feature a food booth, beer garden, water slide, ASK sno-cones and face painting, photo ops, games, and fun for everyone.
The ASK Silverwood Theme Park trip will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2 and 3; tickets are available for purchase with prices: younger than 2 and older than 65-free, 3-7 years $19, 8-64 years- $26; kids who participated in the ASK Summer Camps get free tickets! For information call ASK at 208-628-2770. Anyone may purchase tickets at this phenomenal price, but must do so on the above dates.
Riggins Summer Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 2-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salmon River Community Church. Call Kris at 208-628-3572 or Joy at 208-628-3224 to make your appointment.
The Riggins Salmon Run will be Saturday, Sept. 8, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. This family-friendly event offers multiple distances including a Kids Fun Run for children ages 3-6. The half marathon will kick off at 9 a.m. followed by the 10K at 9:30 a.m. with the 5K at 10 a.m. Runners will compete the out and back course with all finish lines at the Riggins City Park where runners and their families may enjoy music, food, and drinks. Finishers prizes will be given for each distance as well as men’s and women’s first prize awards. Register today.
Leighton Vander Esch news: Leighton, or LV as he is called with the Cowboys, is happy to be home and in the Salmon River Canyon until he returns to the NFL Cowboys later this summer. Some have suggested that Leighton chose jersey number 55 because that’s what LV is in Roman numerals. For what it’s worth, he’ll also be part of the Cowboys when Super Bowl LV is being played.