RIGGINS My quote of the week is “A father stands tall regardless the height of his children.” Belated Happy Father’s Day to all you dads, fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. Thank you for your vital part in the growing up of your children.
Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” will begin Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., and each Tuesday following, July 3, 10, 17, 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. This is a great time to let your kiddos experience the joy of reading and getting together with their friends.
Dance lesson is tonight, Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wilderness Eatery right on Main Street in Riggins; there is no charge, and everyone is invited to get out, have fun, and learn some new dance steps.
After School Kids, Inc., summer camp dates: Outdoor Camp-June 18 - 21. Silverwood Theme Park -August 2 & 3; kids who participate in the camps get free tickets…families get a super deal! About $20-$25. It’s a great family event before school starts again! For more information call ASK at 208-628-2770 or contact Paula Tucker about sports camps.
Sandlot Baseball is every Monday evening through Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m., at the SRHS baseball field and has been well-attended and lots of fun reported. All ages are welcome; no sign-up; no fees. Bats, balls, and gloves are available for use. Remember to take your water bottle with you. This activity is not affiliated with City of Riggins, SRHS School District, or ASK, INC. All who attend play at their own risk. Those attending have been having a great time.
Community lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center with monies going to the Senior Citizen fund. Everyone is invited to join the group for a fine meal and great visiting.
Memorial service for Bruce Henderson was held Saturday, June 16, at the Salmon River Community Church with his son, Randy, officiating. His other three sons, Rich, Rod and Renee, Ron, and Randy’s wife Zelda as well as many other family members including most of his 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and many friends helped honor a great man. The family had a meal for the family at Burce’s house following the service. See complete obituary in last week’s June 13 issue of Idaho County Free Press.
Our local Salmon River Community Church Youth Group traveled to Caldwell, Idaho to lead the VBS program for Caldwell’s little ones. They held a car wash last weekend to earn funds for materials, travel expenses, and other needs. They reported a super time and are ready to go back next year.
Dick and Sue (Whiteman) Steward will be at the Salmon River Community Church Sunday, July 1, to share about their ministry. Everyone is invited to attend; church begins at 11 a.m.
Quilt raffle to benefit the Salmon River Dive Team is ongoing. Tickets are available at Riggins City Hall where it is on display; drawing will be held July 1. Once again, the talented and benevolent Pinehurst Quilters made and donated this king-size quilt.
Bingo for July will be the second Wednesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive Bingo pot begins again as it was won in June. Everyone 18 and older is invited to join the fun and help raise funds for the Senior Citizen Transit Bus.
Students, do you want to learn to kayak? Dare To Kayak will be offering another program July 20-22 and Aug. 13-15 introducing kids to the opportunities surrounding them for paddling as a means to live a healthy, drug-free life. They will be joining the Salmon River Dive Team to teach water safety and conservation on the Salmon River. Using a beach and river eddy, students are able to learn to paddle in a controlled environment. Class size is limited; contact Devon Barker-Hicks, 208-413-0319 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration.
VBS on tap
RIGGINS -- Vacation Bible School, VBS, at Salmon River Community Church will be held Monday-Friday, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon, with the Texas team once again leading the way. VBS is open to kiddos 3 years old-5th graders with 6-12 graders invited to be junior leaders; the SRHS football field will be a gathering place for 6th graders through college kids to have an evening of fun with the Texas team. More info to follow.
Hot Summer Nights will be here soon…Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Time to think about entering the Famous Talent Show Friday night or the great Hot Car Show…entries are already coming in…and be ready to dance your shoes off Saturday night after the Great Car Show Saturday afternoon. More details to come. If you are planning to be here, you need to get your room reservations in now.
The Riggins Salmon Run will be held once again in September 2018. This local run is family-friendly with a youngsters race at the Riggins City Park following the end of the official race. Be watching for more details.
Leighton News: Leighton is in training and working hard with the Dallas Cowboys Football Team on a daily basis.