MARCH 25, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Community Center News

   Spring Break starts this Friday March 26. There will be skating that night from 6-8 p.m. with 3rd graders getting in free. We will have different projects for the kids all week beginning Monday, March 29, with arts and crafts beginning at 4 p.m.; Tuesday, March 30, movie and popcorn night at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31-arts and crafts 4 p.m.; Thursday, April 1, arts and crafts at 4 p.m. and Friday, April 2, another movie night.

   These are all free events for those who would like to participate. Any questions call the Center at 464-2443.

Pierce 1860 Days

   We are starting up again with renewed energies, and a great deal of new ideas! Last meeting, we reviewed the schedule of events, and many exciting events are being added, along with the already fun, tried and true contests and entertainment.

   To help everyone plan for this 50th year, the dates are August 6-8. This is the first full weekend in August. We are reminding you to make sure you have reservations at your favorite Hotel, RV campground, etc. for the weekend well ahead of time, as we are expecting quite a turnout.

   To whet your appetite for excitement, The Legends of the Old West (our Main Street Shooters) are returning for the third year, along with the very popular the Fabulous Kingpins, to play at the street dance Saturday night. We are working on more music, more kids' games and contests and more fun for all.

   You are invited to our next meeting, Thursday, March 25, 6pm at A Blue Moose on Main St. in Pierce.

   For more information, please call Kathy at 464 1083. We welcome ideas and eager volunteers.

   The 150th year of the existence of this little town of Pierce, and the celebration of its unique existence, is one quarter of the way through. So far, we have enjoyed a monthly town get together at the community center and have had three very exciting speakers that have capitalized on the beginning of the little town, the people and groups that got and kept it going and the amazing past of a little hub that has been hammered by changes, but continues to pull together and successfully go on. Truly the phrase, “Guilded Past, Golden Future,” as the theme of this 150th year celebration, correctly identifies this town of Pierce, Idaho

   And looking on into the future, the Sesquicentennial Committee has planned another quarter of monthly get-togethers to continue the fun.

   For the month of April, Judge Randy Robinson will be teaming with some local citizens and the teachers and students at Timberline to put together a “mock trial” on the Old Courthouse grounds. The case to be tried will be a local happening that the senior government class, under the direction of Katie Bird, will study up on and present in judicial correctness, as if the case was actually being tried for the first time. This will occur on April 28 beginning at 10 a.m.

   The senior class will be presenting while the grades 9-11 observe and give crowd support. The public is invited to view the event. Pizza will be served in the courtyard for the high schoolers after the trial.

   Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m. will be an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Janet Worthingon will be speaking on Mary Todd Lincoln, the president's wife during the
beginning of the town of
Pierce. This will take place at the Pierce Community Center.

   Sunday, June 13 there will be a “Cookie Consortium.” The speaker will be Keith Peterson, our area representative of the State Historical Society. Keith has been one of the most helpful individuals for our city. He was the connection that found the last of the “Pierce Chronicle Books” that were boxed in a warehouse, and shipped them to us. He loves this area and one will not want to miss his presentation.

   That takes us into the month of July. On Saturday, July 10 there will be a Wine Tasting at the Timber Inn. It is an annual event put on by the Pierce/Weippe Chamber and there will be a speaker that relates to the theme of our Sesquicentennial.

   And of course, heading into the month of August will be the annual 1860 Days Celebration. Not only will the celebration be honoring the 150th, but also the 50th year of the actual celebration of “1860 Days.”

   By the time this 2010 year is over, hopefully everyone in our city and on the hilltop will be more aware and more appreciative of the history of this little town and all of the individuals that loved it and kept it going. We hope everyone will mark these days on their calendar and continue in the year’s celebration!

Timberline Lions Club

   The March 18 lunch that was caterer by the Club for C-PTPA turned out great. Our money that we make in the community stays in the community. Thank you CPTPA for hiring us to cater the lunch. The March 18 membership dinner at the club was very informative, our guest speaker was Paul Kauzalrich.

   March 24 club is open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. We have a great assortment of books to exchange. March 27 will be work day at the club. We are getting several yards of dirt donated for our fenced yard project. Everybody is needed and welcome.

   April will bring the upcoming elections as well as a visit from the District Governor. Our meetings are the first and third Thursdays at 6 to 7 p.m. We encourage new membership. Members are the core of this organization.