As of Tuesday, May 1, 2018
WHITE BIRD A taste of summer and we’re back to spring rain...but the sunshine is returning again this week.
Most of you on the river have probably by now been experiencing cell service. That’s right, as they have the tower up and running at Slate Creek and are working on the one up above the cemetery. It is up and you can see it from the road.
The Fiesta Dinner went really well, music, great food and prizes. Raffle winners were: Darla Brumley won a quilt, Cheryl Cullin won a framed picture, Vicky H. won the crocheted rug and Darlene Wadsworth won the pillow cases.
The gun show at Hoot’s showed some really nice articles for sale or trade. The parking lot seemed full for the most part.
Upcoming meetings or events for the next week are Food Bank pickup on Thursday, May 3, at noon, then join the city library for their yard sale on Saturday, May 5, starting at 9 a.m. After that, come on out to the rodeo arena and help support the kids as the High School Rodeo will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, starting around 8:30 or 9 a.m. (Pacific time). Thanks to Garrett and Monty for braving the rain all day Sunday, mowing the grounds so they will be ready next weekend. Those two did it all! Remember this is also Riggins Rodeo weekend, so you can attend two rodeos in the same weekend.
The Old Time Fiddlers will be at Hoot’s Cafe on May 3-5 (Thursday - Saturday). Come enjoy the annual music, bring your instrument and join in.
Also, on May 3-6, the Vintage Trailers return to Swift Water RV for their campout. You are welcomed to stop by on Friday 10 a.m. to noon for the “Flea or Free” market and many of the trailers will be open for viewing. Friday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. there will be the “Vintage Trailer Quilt Walk.” This is truly breathtaking as many of the women display a quilt outside their trailers. These are either their own creations, family heirlooms, or acquired quilts.
Birthday wishes go out to Gabe Duncan (30th), Mary Bakker (2nd), Donna Seyer, Peyton Lowry (my granddaughter, 3rd), Julie McClanahan, Alan Gross, Ralph Lamb, Heather Eldred (4th), and Mike Fredrickson (5th).
In Memory of Joe Wilson (3rd), Gary (4th), and Holly Sickels (5th).
Anniversary wishes go out to Larry & Noelia Zbinden (29th), and Steve & Di Bunting (4th).
What is May Day & do you still remember it?
This is a public holiday usually celebrated on May 1st. It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival or a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities.
Mother’s Day? This is usually the 2nd Sunday of May on which mothers are honored by their children.
It celebrates motherhood, and it is a time to appreciate mothers, and mother figures. Many people give cards, gifts, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and even the mothers-in-law.
Contributed photo / Maggie Abbott
Attendees enjoy the Spring Fiesta meal at IOOF Hall April 29.