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Cottonwood News: Knights picnic, swimming day set for Aug. 1




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— We spent the weekend camping in the mountains by Powell Ranger Station with our sons and their families. We had a great time, caught some fish and watched the kids play.

Knights of Columbus Altar Server Appreciation Picnic will be Wednesday, Aug. 1. The day will include lunch at Swallow’s Nest Park and an afternoon of swimming at the Clarkston Aquatic Center. We will gather at the Church at 9:30 a.m. and should be home between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The Knights will provide transportation, lunch and pay for admission. Sign up on the sheets in the back of church or call Matt Beckman (208-962-7157) by July 30. Parents are welcome to attend. If you would like to drive down, let us know. Come and let the Knights show their appreciation for your service!

Mass schedule for July 29, the day of the Tri-Parish Mass and Picnic in the Park: 5 p.m. at Assumption on Saturday evening. Sunday morning there will be Mass at 8 a.m., at St. Anthony’s and then at 10:30 a.m. Mass in Cottonwood Park with the picnic to follow. No Mass at Holy Cross on evening of July 29th. Bring a side dish and lawn chairs.

The Idaho County Fair is coming up and there are seven young ladies competing for spots on the 2019 Idaho County Fair Royalty this year. They are Ciara Chaffee, Anna Kaschmitter, Halle Klapprich, Madison Adams, Naomi Connolley, Clarissa Stevens and Grace VanGunten. Good luck to all the girls.

The Raspberry Festival is coming up on Sunday, Aug. 5, and there will be an art show located in the Johanna Room at the Spirit Center. There is no entry fee and artists are responsible for any sales of their works. To enter your creative work, preregister at You may also contact Theresa Henson at 208-962-5065 or Each artist may enter up to three pieces and all mediums are welcome.

Registration is open for the 10K Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk that kicks off the day of family fun at Raspberry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 5, starting at the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude at 8 a.m. This is one of the most scenic events of its kind in Idaho. Registration is $20 per person or $17 each for groups of five or more. Registration the day of the race is $25. To learn more or the register for the race, visit

The day also includes a $5 pancake breakfast, fresh raspberry shortcake and gourmet hamburgers, ice cream, live music, kids’ carnival, handcrafting demonstrations, vintage sale, arts and crafts fair, car show, chapel and museum tours, Bingo and more. So come, plan to stay all day and have a great time.


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