Riggins Hot Summer Nights

In 2017, Zealand Smith, then 8, of Riggins, made a muscular pose during the 25th Annual Hot Summer Nights. This year, the event in Riggins is set for July 26 and 27.

RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “My grandchildren are a window to my past, a mirror of today, a door to tomorrow, and the keeper of my heart for all eternity.” Anonymous

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Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for those 18 and older. In addition to Bingo, the Queen of Hearts pot is more than $500. Funds raised go to help support the Senior Transit. Come on out for an evening of fun.

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Hunter Education course is scheduled for July 13-14 in Riggins at Salmon River High School beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Contact Darrel Howard to register and for more details.

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“Blame it all on your Roots” is 2019 Hot Summer Nights country theme. Set for July 26 and 27, there will be three bands, food booth, beer garden, kids games, face painting, gold panning, water slide, photo booth, and much, much more, all sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. Dress western if you would like…though not a requirement.

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The kiddos reading program at the Salmon River Public Library, “A Universe of Stories,” meets each Wednesday at 1 p.m. Miss Susan reads stories, has crafts, and serves treats. It is great summer fun for kiddos. The kiddos are having a blast with “Rock the Universe.”

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Salmon River Community Church VBS was very successful. There were 51 kiddos ages 4-11, 19 Riggins helpers 12-19, 11 from the Texas Team, and several Riggins adults who helped make this week a great one for kiddos. VBS donated its daily offerings to Shiloh Bible Camp in Donnelly, Idaho; Camp administrator Jason McClanhan and his wife, Julie, and teenagers, Kylie and Ty, attended VBS two days sharing about the activities at camp. Everyone had a great time and are already looking forward to next year’s VBS.

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Riggins Elementary School received the 2019-2020 fresh fruit and vegetable grant. Their garden is such a wonderful project for our elementary students.

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SRHS Class of 1979 is celebrating its 40th reunion during Hot Summer Nights. Contact Ladeene Bedard for more information.

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The 11th Annual Ride-n-Raft in Riggins will be held Aug. 2, 3, 4. Get your tickets at www.facebook.com/events/328292521199051/

The 11th Annual Ride-n-Raft in Riggins will be held Aug. 2, 3, 4. Get your tickets at www.facebook.com/events/328292521199051/

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Riggins Salmon River Run is Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River” in its 5th annual Run is sponsored by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a Kids Fun Run for children ages 3-6, a Half Marathon, a 10K, and a 5K all ending in Riggins City Park with music, food, and soft drinks. Register at www.raceentry.com/races/riggins-salmon-run/2019/register.

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