Riggins News: Riggins PTO to meet tonight

Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

My quote of the week was actually for last week…still appropriate…“For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. and, I just could not resist this one:“Do not iron your shamrock, you really don’t want to press your luck.” Each are from Author Unknown. Hope your St. Patrick’s Day last Friday was green with health, happiness, and joy.

Mr. and Mrs. Chad and Emily Carlson were honored at a wedding reception Sunday, March 19, at the Salmon River Community Church dressed in their wedding attire; Emily was a beautiful bride…Chad a handsome groom. They cut their cake after a wonderful reception lunch. The couple was married in January in Lewiston. Chad’s parents, Jim and Carol Carlson of Lucile, Idaho, wanted to celebrate their marriage here at home as well. Congratulations and best wishes to you.

Color the Canyon 5K 2017, sponsored by the Riggins PTO, will be held Saturday, April 22, beginning at the Riggins Elementary School. Fees are $20/adult and $10 youth, if you register by this Saturday, March 25; cost will go up $5 each after that with no guarantee of T-shirt or color dust as these must be ordered by March 26. There will be prizes for most spirit, most color, and best color station. Race starts at 10 a.m. Register at www.ultrasignup.com/colorthecanyon5k. The committee is looking for some volunteers for the color stations; contact Jacki Campbell if you would be able to help. Our volunteers are much appreciated; without them this race would not be possible. Contact Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101.

Lee Simonson is turning 100 years young with a birthday celebration Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Salmon River Community Church following the morning service. Shhhhh, mum’s the word, but we want to shower him with 100 birthday cards for this very special event! If you cannot be at the party, drop your card off or send it to the Salmon River Community Church.

The Riggins Spring Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Salmon Rapids Lodge this coming Tuesday afternoon/evening March 28, from 2-7 p.m., and Wednesday morning/early afternoon March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Kris Catherman at 628-3572 or Joy Swift at 628-3224 to make your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Be a hero, donate blood for those in need.

Cassie Chandler, daughter of Travis and Shandra Chandler, was crowned 2017 White Bird Rodeo Queen. Congratulations, Cassie; have a wonderful rodeo season.

There was a 4-H meeting Monday, March 20, 5:30 p.m., in the SRHS Science Room. Contact Sarah Walters.

Joyce Stapleton will be honored at a farewell party this Sunday, March 26, following the morning service about 12:30 p.m. Joyce is moving to the Lewiston area in April. Come help us celebrate her time here in Riggins and send good wishes for her new adventure.

No foolin’…you are invited to the wine tasting party at 1120 South Main Street, Saturday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m., at the Idaho Banana Co. & Two Ladies’ Antiquities, Artiquities & Rusiquities. They will be serving Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards wines, and TBD beer at their spring open house. DBA Hannah Rose will be playing her ukulele for your musical entertainment for the evening. See you there.

“Bingo!,” sponsored by the Riggins Senior Citizens for funds for their programs, is set for Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., for adults 18 years and older, at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. They serve water, snacks, and lots of fun!

The local Riggins Fiddlers present a great music program each month featuring their fiddles, mandolins, and guitars…sometimes a drum or a flute as well as some “sing-along” tunes. Someone usually recites or reads a poem. It is now being held at the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Room at 7 p.m. each month. The exact date for April has not been set, but I will keep you updated. There is plenty of parking, refreshments are usually served at the end with some visiting mixed in, and the time together is priceless.

Salmon River High School Prom will be Saturday, April 15. You need to purchase tickets at the SRHS office.

The 33rd annual jet boat races and activities will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 14,15, 16, 2017, sponsored by the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee. Friday, April 14, will feature the show and shine “boat show” and welcome barbecue starting at 6 p.m., on the Salmon Rapids Motel grounds. Saturday, April 15, will find jet boaters racing all day on the Salmon River “River of No Return” with a Fireworks Display at dusk at the Riggins City Park. Sunday morning, April 16, the races will be completed followed by the awards ceremony Sunday afternoon.

The annual Riggins Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the PTO will be held Saturday, April 15, at the Riggins Elementary School playground for babies to fourth graders. Bring your friends and cousins…there are always lots of Easter eggs to go around!

Easter is Sunday, April 16, with sunrise services as well as regular services at the church of your choice.

Wow! Easter weekend is “gonna be” filled with lots of family fun activities right here in Riggins.

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