APRIL 29, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Town Clean Up Day

   Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the services provided to clean up around town as well as your property. There WILL be a container provided by AITCO at the "Y" by the Kiosk this year. Anyone with a trailer willing to help please call Robby at the Timber Inn at 464-2736.

   Volunteers are need to meet at the Court Yard Park at 9 a.m. A potluck lunch will start at noon.

Pierce-Weippe Chamber Banquet & Auction

   This annual event will be held Saturday, May 1, at 6 p.m. at the Weippe Community Center. Dinner is your choice of Prime Rib or Chicken. There will be a cash bar, rifle drawing, silent and live auction of a lot of donated items. Tickets will be available at the door or rifle chances at Blue Moose, The Outback, S & S, Pierce Hardware, Studio 205, or Timber Inn.

Pierce 1860 Days

   Sorry about the postponement of the meeting last week; Kathy didn't know her flight would be cancelled!

   We have time, so this week we'll make it up; Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at Blue Moose. We hope everyone can attend, as we have a few important design decisions to make. We have a prototype of the future street banner, and it is beautiful! We need input as to any changes before it is approved and created. It is 30' X 4' and will span the street like the former one did. This will be the most critical decision, and needs to be approved soon.

   The committee is also deciding on the final t-shirt design, so art samples will be presented, featuring changes requested from the last meeting. Being the sesquicentennial, this year's ideas are especially vital to the celebration. We hope to see you here on Thursday!

Sesquicentennial Event

   The Sesquicentennial Task Force and the Idaho Humanities Council is bringing to Pierce, Mary Todd Lincoln and an old fashioned ice cream social on Saturday, May 8, 2 p.m. at Pierce Community Center.

   This will be a very special treat to step back in time. As Janet Worthington of Boise, in the character of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's wife, "explores Mary Lincoln's life as first lady, she describes refurbishing the White House, her opposition to slavery, and her strong support of her husband's pro-Union policies". More topics will be covered by this engaging character, and you will not want to miss her!

   Afterward, there will be ice cream with a variety of toppings for all, and a chance to meet and talk with Janet Worthington, or "Mary Todd Lincoln". This event is, of course free and the Miners Claim Card will be stamped.

Pioneer Medical Clinic

   The clinic is open Monday thru Thursday every week from 9 a.m.12 noon and 1 – 5 p.m. Dr. Jenkins will be there on May 6, and May 20. For appointments call 464-2578.

Basketball Camp

   The 33rd Annual Fred Mercer Camp in Kamiah will be held in June. Girls week will be June 14-17 and boys week will be held June 21-24. There are registration forms and information available at S&S Foods.