MAY 6, 2010

Fraser's Mother's Day prime rib dinner is Sunday

By Norma Brand

    The first Fraser Mother’s Day Prime Rib Dinner was held on Saturday, May 12, 2007. The members of the Fraser Community Center Board organized the event to raise money for an indoor bathroom for the center. Secretary Marie Armitage reported they served 130 dinners; which included prime rib prepared by Mike Beard or chicken, potatoes, gravy, salad, vegetable and rolls. To top off this tasty meal there was a choice of pies provided by the Fraser Ladies Get-Together Club. The board members received many positive comments for providing the area with a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

    This was the first year for the event to be advertised with the colorful tulip signs installed on the back of the Fraser Welcomes You signs. A special thanks went out that year for the help provided by Linda Beard, her daughter, Sharon Klein, and Steve and Norma Brand.

    In 2008, the planning committee made improvements. They designated three seating times. This eliminated the need to wait in a long line for a plate of food. The only change to the menu was the baked potatoes. Marie Armitage handled the ticket table by the front door. She hung a clock by the door to keep track of the serving times. Linda Beard gave each lady a beautiful rose when they arrived.

    Marie Green was missing this year and so were her famous pies. She spent Mother’s Day in the Clearwater Valley Hospital.

    The year of 2009 was the “third” year for the fundraiser. Improvements had been made to the kitchen. Nolan Cochrell was hired to install a new electrical panel on the building and the old cook stove in the kitchen was replaced.

    Janet Kingen became ill and missed the event. She had been in charge of contacting residents to reserve their tickets for the dinner. Janet was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA for treatment, and remained there for several weeks.

    Marie Green’s son Steve and his wife Carol attended the dinner and took dinner home to her and her daughter Wilma.

    Dolores Watson and her granddaughter Austin Bailey delivered carry out dinners to Clarabell Brown and her friend Ione Smith.

    Linda Beard was in charge of the ticket table. She handed each lady a long stemmed rose as they checked in.

    Lyle Thornton added a special touch to the event. He presented his wife Jan and neighbor, Ruth McHone, with beautiful corsages.

    The “fourth” annual fundraiser event “The Mother’s Day Prime Rib Dinner” will take place again this Saturday, May 8, at the Fraser Community Center. You still have time to reserve your tickets, call Linda Beard at 435-4806 for more information.

    This dinner is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day and visit with your neighbors. SEE YOU THERE.

    The Fraser area has had a rainy week. Almost three inches of rain had fallen at the Brand Ranch by Monday, May 3. Monday was also a very windy day, Linda Beard reported their wind gauge registered 44 miles an hour gusts, but she believes they were stronger than that. A tree was blown over at Dale and Oreta Stuart’s ranch on Green Road.

    Peggy Ball and Norma Brand visited with Sharon and Mike McHone on Sunday afternoon. They walked out into the horse pasture to get acquainted with the newest addition to the Welsh pony herd. The little filly has been named Midnight Matinee. Ask Sharon about Mattie, she will be happy to fill you in on the details.

    There were no birthday or anniversaries in the Fraser Community this week.