JANUARY 14, 2010

 Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Pierce Winter Festival

    Time to make preparations for The Pierce Winter Festival Feb. 5-7. It should be a great weekend for all age groups. There will be sledding at Bald Mtn. Ski hill on Friday night. There will be entertainment at the Vug on Friday night and The Timber Inn on Saturday night.

    If you are brave enough you can participate in a new event by constructing your own bar stool on skis for the Bar Stool Race to be held on or near Main Street on Sat afternoon. A trophy will be given to the winner who crosses the finish line still seated on the Bar Stool. It promised to be great fun to watch! The 'race stool' must be non-motorized and consist of one bar stool mounted on two skis with whatever embellishment you want to add. (Call for exact measurement and rules).

    You can push yourself or have a pusher to start off. Registration is $7.50 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Must be at least 16 years old, under 18 must have guardian’s permission. Forms are available at several businesses in town or call 464-2171 for more info.

    In honor of Pierce's Sesquicentennial, all snow sculptures this year must have a historic or wilderness theme. The Clearwater Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club will sponsor a fun run on Sunday. Look for posters with a complete schedule of activities. Remember to purchase your Winter Festival t-shirt and your chance to win a $300 Cabela’s gift card.

Crab Feed/Comedy Show

    The 1st annual Crab Dinner & Comedy Show will be at the VUG Friday, Jan. 22 from 5-8 p.m. Comedy Show starts at 9 p.m. The cost is $35 ea. for Dinner (which includes a 2 1/2 lb crab and different salads and side dishes) and the comedy show or $10 for just the comedy show.

    There are only 50 tickets available for the Crab Dinner, must be purchased by 1-18. The comedian, Scot Shields looks like the classic everyman and sounds like he could be from anywhere. He has an extremely likeable character that allows him to get away with a no pulled punches brand of comedy that is always a hit with young audiences and causes even more conservative crowds to belly laugh, even if begrudgingly. The humor he presents is in no way complicated.

    Scot is not a Hollywood cartoon character with two pounds of jelled hair and a plastic smile. He presents a straight forward honest description of the world around us and the lives we lead.
Though shocking at times Scot presents material that is at its core is not only completely true but also hysterically funny. He is part of a comedy group called Just Another Hangover.

    Please call the VUG at 464-1314 to purchase tickets or for more information. You can also contact Brandi at 464-2443 after 3 p.m. weekdays.

Pierce 1860 Days

    The first meeting for the 1860 Days committee will be Thursday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose in Pierce. We will be discussing our plans for the biggest celebration ever, as it will be the 50th anniversary of 1860 Days. Everyone is invited and we welcome your input. For more information, please call Kathy at 464-1083.

A story of Pierce DVD

    Greg says many thanks to all the people that have turned in the old-time pictures and movies to be used in making "a story of Pierce" DVD. It is amazing the unbelievable treasures that are arriving daily, and many of them have come from far away. There is still a need for pictures of downtown Pierce, no matter what the era. That is the main thing that is lacking.

    So we encourage anyone reading this to put out the word to people that might have moved away. If you would just call to inquire it would be appreciated. Any questions please call 464-1057 or take your pictures discovered to the Pierce City Hall. And, if anyone reading this has not looked in your family trunks or albums, please do. You might have the very pictures we are looking for.

Art Show

    Also, the "Black and Gold" Timberline High School student art show is  currently taking place at Studio 205 on Main Street, Pierce. The show opened Wednesday, Jan. 13 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 16. The hours are 11-6 pm daily. There are 18 artists displaying their work. Everyone is invited to enjoy what the "hilltop students" have produced. You will not be disappointed!