JUNE 17, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

1860 Days

   T-shirts for this year's celebration will be out soon! We hope everyone enjoys them. Tickets are on sale for the 1/2 oz. gold miner charm, the 'Crown Royal' quilt, and the CharBroil Stainless Barbeque Grill...make sure you get your chances--tickets are on sale at S&S, The Vug, Timber Inn, Blue Moose, Pierce Hardware and White Pine Credit Union, at $1 each, or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held Sunday, August 8, approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Play Park.

   We are receiving many donated items for our Rummage Sale, to be held Saturday, June 26, from 8 until 3 p.m. at Blue Moose. If you have unneeded goods to donate, please contact Kathy at Blue Moose, 464 1083, to arrange for drop-off. We are still inviting anyone, group or individuals to join us, to make this a huge community event. All proceeds from the 1860 Days sale will go toward the August celebration.

   The 1860 Days committee has just invited Molly & Tenbrooks, a bluegrass band from Spokane, to entertain during the Friday Kick-Off in the Park. They were winners of the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association's Best Band award for 2008. Molly & Tenbrooks "shine their light with a rousing set of bluegrass standards, specials and originals." We know you will enjoy this afternoon entertainment for the whole family.

   The next 1860 Days Committee meeting will be Thursday, June 24, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose in Pierce. We always invite anyone who wishes to donate their time and energy to the 1860 Days weekend, to attend the meetings. 

Sesquicentennial event-Keith Petersen

   The June sesquicentennial presentation was well attended by Pierce folks—those interested in the history of E.D. Pierce and friends as interpreted by Keith Petersen. Close to sixty people enjoyed his talk, and afterward, cookies baked by community volunteers. We thank Keith and his wife Mary, and the Idaho State Historical Society for this visit.

   A special addition was a mini-concert by Shiloh Sharrard of Moscow, who played guitar and sang country favorites. Shiloh is seventeen, and recently was crowned Troy Junior Miss. Her talent and personality transcend her years. Thank you Shiloh!