MAY 27, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

   Our community once again showed up in force, for the Help Save the Pierce Pool Auction. The auction raised almost $4000, the spaghetti dinner brought in $480, and the 50/50 raffle was $964, a special thank you to the winner, Reid Mintonye for donating his half back to the pool. Including the generous donations made prior to the auction, over $7000 was raised. The pool will now be able to stay open through 1860 Days.

Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends

   Volunteers are needed to help this group in displaying the Memorial Flags on Memorial Day, May 31. Set up time is 8 a.m. and take down time is 7 p.m. Please join them in this project as they honor our Veterans and loved ones who have served and sacrificed for us. If you have any questions call Patty Goodrich at 464-2333, Catherine Carlson at 464-2737 or Cindy Flury at 464-1125.


   The Pierce/Weippe ATV Club is sponsoring a run June 5. Sign-up time is 8-10 a.m. at the Timber Inn. The ride will be approx. 28 miles long. They have many prizes to give out, First place is a 14" Stihl chainsaw (perfect to carry on your ATV), second place is 15 raffle tickets for the Suzuki 250 to be given away 1860 Days, third place is nine raffle tickets. Prizes will also be awarded to the youngest male and female riders and a gas certificate for the rider who traveled the farthest to get here for the ride.

   Prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. at the Timber Inn. For more information call Bill Young at 464-2379.

Pioneer Medical Clinic

   The clinic will be closed from May 27 through June 6.


   Timberline seniors will be graduating May 28, at 7 p.m. Good job and congratulations.

Upcoming Events

   June 12 is the annual fishing tournament sponsored by the Pierce/Weippe Chamber at Deer Creek. This event coincides with free fishing day by Idaho Fish and Game. For information contact Robby, at the Timber Inn at 464-2736.

   Also on June 12 at 8 p.m. is the annual “80's Theme Party” at the VUG. There will be a $5 cover charge; proceeds will go to help the Pierce Mountain GEM Community team build a new Pavilion at the play park.  Get out your slap bracelets, big hair and aviators and join in for some RETRO fun. Come join us for a totally awesome retro 80's party! Karaoke by Kat walk Karaoke....prizes for best male, female and couple costumes, games, drink specials and snacks.

   For more information call the bar at 208-464-1314, email or message her through Facebook!

   There will be a Horseshoe Tournament at the Timber Inn on June 13. Half the proceeds from the tournament and a percentage of the day’s sales will go to the Pierce Pool. Five dollars each player with a blind drawing for partners. A BBQ on site, is planned that day for a separate charge.

1860 Days

   Very soon we will have a new street banner for 1860 Days! This is a huge update on the original, and we hope everyone enjoys the new one for this year's 50th annual 1860 Days.
The 1860 Days committee will meet this Thursday, May 27, at
6 p.m., at A Blue Moose, in Pierce.

   We will be fine-tuning the Schedule of Events, and discussing other added events. We have added a huge barbecue to the list of drawing items, and you will not want to miss out on this! Tickets will be sold for the first time at Camas Festival this Saturday, May 29. Tickets are for the 1/2 oz. Gold Miner Charm, donated by Dan Vaughan; a beautiful denim quilt bearing 'Crown Royal' embellishments, made and donated by Diane Forsman, and the Char-Broil Barbecue donated by the 1860 Days committee.

   Come by and say hello, buy tickets, and enjoy the Camas Festival. Tickets are $1 each and six for $5. As always, everyone is invited to participate in the 1860 Days celebration, August 6, 7, and 8.

   This is Pierce's sesquicentennial, so there will only be one of its kind, and we will celebrate in fine style!

Sesquicentennial Event

   Mark your calendars for 2 p.m., June 13, at Pierce Community Center! Keith Petersen, Associate Director and State Historian with the Idaho State Historical Society, will be giving a presentation entitled 'E.D. Pierce and a few friends'. This will be a talk about E. D. Pierce
and also about some other folks who were significant in the Northwest at the same time as Pierce.

   Mr. Petersen will be bringing a power point slide show plus a large map on which he will show the audience various places Pierce and 'friends' were at various times and how their lives intersected. This entire presentation should be historically informative for everyone who might know or want to know more about this very rich historical location. As always, there will be refreshments afterward, and plenty of time to get to talk with Keith Petersen.

Birthday Wish

   Wally Williams fulfilled a long time dream; he went skydiving for his 80th birthday! His two daughters and one grandson joined him in Snohomish. Wally enjoyed it immensely and wants to go again soon.