MAY 6, 2010

A record crowd of nearly 250 people attended the Spring Roundup.

Clearwater Backcountry Medics Air Ambulance and crowd at the Spring Roundup. 

Spring Round-Up a huge success

   The 10th Annual Spring Round-Up hosted by the area’s outfitters and guides was once again very successful. Thanks to everyone who supported the efforts of the Clearwater Valley Chapter of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association’s to provide people in the area communities with a fun and enjoyable day.

   A record crowd just shy of 250 people attended the April 11, Spring Round-Up.

   They were entertained with live music by STAMPEDE! and ROCKIN’ HW, as well as the Idaho State Championship Elk Calling Contest which was sponsored by Clearwater Drift-er’s, The Guide Shop, Clearwater Building Inspections, LLC,  Clearwater Design and Consulting, and Mona Vie. 

   Throughout the day there were numerous games and raffles including the ever-popular Musical Saddles, several educational demonstrations and events for kids. It was an outstanding day for weather and a great place for fun and feeling good about supporting people in the area communities.

   The Clearwater Backcountry Medics Air Ambulance delighted the crowd with a ping pong ball drop over the park as well as a special landing that provided education information.

   ICARE hosted a Blessings Balloon event that allowed people to write names of loved ones they wanted to remember or those they wanted to pray for. Immediately following the national anthem, about 75 balloons were released into the air and it was the emotional highlight of the day!

   The 110CC ATV, donated to ICARE by Triple C Wheels, Kooskia was won by Celly Cloud from Sweet Home, OR. The Elk Print donated by Colleen Jones, was won by Michelle Gladhart.  Dave Owsley won $250 on a board game and Sid Brown was the lucky winner of 52 Card Raffle winning the Savage .17 cal HMR rifle. Tim Johnson of Lewiston was the winner of the two day, 10 person weekend getaway to McCall that was drawn as a door prize.

   The winners of the Elk Calling Contest were: Professional: Larry Lansdowne, Idaho City,   Adult: Rick Carver, Orofino, Junior: Stefan Hiebert, Orofino, and Peewee: Tuff Ryder Tall Bull, Kamiah. Trophy and cash prizes were given to the winners.

   The annual rib-eye steak dinner was again, the ‘Best Darn Steak in the Valley’! Over 215 steaks were served with all the trimmings. Dutch oven specialties were again a delight as was the shrimp and sautéed veggies for the steak.

   The live auction and a silent auction took place throughout the day. Participation was good and the people of the Clearwater Valley will benefit because of its success. Four area high schools will receive ‘I Love Idaho’ scholarships and 50% of the proceeds go to the area project ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) which was started by members of the CVC-IOGA.

   All in all, the Spring Roundup was very successful and a lot of folks enjoyed the day.

   A successful and fun dance was held at the River’s Edge Lodge. Many folks spent the night in Orofino motels before traveling to their hometowns. Event volunteers had breakfast the following morning at the Ponderosa Restaurant.

   Thanks to all who participated and donated or contributed to help the community event reach its record success.