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Cottonwood News: Volunteers sought for Raspberry Festival




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Greencreek 4th of July Celebration: Flag raising 6 a.m., Mass at St. Anthony Church 7 a.m., breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. The auction starts 1 p.m., and is followed immediately by Raffle Bingo all day; Altar Society selling hamburger and pie, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kiddie rides and toy stand all day; Beer garden opens 10 a.m.

The sisters need volunteers for the Raspberry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 5. Raspberry Festival is an annual community celebration that is also a fund-raiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, whose mission is to share the stories of our region. Come be a part of this wonderful family event! Contact Judy Snyder at 208-962-5053 or email

Theatrical Production: “Svärdet,” written by Gregory Hattrup, is a story set in 14th – 15th century Sweden, and based on Redwall by Brian Jacques. The play addresses the rewards of working with God’s grace, and the consequences of rejecting it. Performances will be Friday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 1, at 1 and 6:30 p.m., at Summit Academy Gym. The young local actors would love for you to come and see it!

Firearm classes set

GREENCREEK — American Freedom Defense will be offering classes at the Greencreek training facility. Everyone who registers for a class before Sept. 22 will be entered in a drawing to win a Glock .43 or a $500 gift certificate. June 24th class is Women’s Introduction to Handguns, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $35. July 14 is Enhanced CWP (Handgun 1) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $100. July 20 class is Carbine 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., costing $100. For the full training calendar or to register, go to Contact Jim Gorges at or 208-935-5734.

Kim Johnson, class leader and Community Relations Manager for St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics invites anyone who is interested to come to the exercise classes at the Cottonwood Community Center. Classes are on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. It is a time to visit, laugh, and improve your overall health, physically and mentally. The class has grown to include participants of all ages. There is a $5 monthly suggested donation to help cover the cost for the facility.

Mega kudos to Shane Chapman and the Prairie Jr./Sr. High School art classes for painting the flag collection box located in front of Prairie Computer on Main St. in Cottonwood. Jack Duman put a seal coat on it. If you have frayed or old flags that need to be retired, drop them off at the box. If you need a new flag, the VFW has new 3’x5’ flags available for $14.50 at Prairie Computer Service.


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