JULY 8, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Annual Wine Tasting Event

   This annual event will be held July 10 at the Timber Inn Courtyard from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and include six tastes of wine, appetizers, and chances to win door prizes. Odom Beverages will bring the wines for testing as well as share their knowledge of wine. There will be a silent auction for several beautiful wine baskets.

   This event is sponsored by the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce. Call Harv or Colleen Nelson at The Outback (208) 464-2171 or Bev Bailey at Creative Gifts (208) 435-4189 for questions. This is the July sesquicentennial event so be sure to bring your Mines card to be stamped.

Laptop Raffle

   The Pierce GEM Team is building a new Play Park Pavilion. To help generate more funds, Support4Business is buying a new Dell Laptop to raffle off during 1860 Days this year. The raffle tickets are only $5 and you do not be present to win. (I will even send it anywhere in the country!) 100% of the proceeds will go towards building the covered pavilion.

   The Specs are: Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop, 15.6” Screen, Window 7 Home, 2.2GHZ, 250GB HD, 3GB SDRAM, CD/DVD Burner, Web Camera, MS Works.

Pierce 1860 Days

   We will have the new sesquicentennial Pierce 1860 Days T-shirts out soon—they are printing as I write. They will be on sale at the Timber Inn and Blue Moose, so get yours early; they will be collectors’ items—this is one special Pierce 1860 Days.
   Plans are going well for the big 150th Pierce celebration, and we are close to printing the 1860 Days Program. It should be out soon also, and it will be your directory for the weekend and for services from Pierce to
Lewiston, so look for this to be available soon.

   Parade participants are needed—especially floats, but we will not turn anyone away! Please contact Judy or Dennis McCollum, at 464-1312 for entry information.

   The Huckleberry Bake-Off is looking for the great North Central Idaho bakers. Please contact Cheryl Stenzel for entry information at 464-2201. You may also pick up an entry form at Blue Moose.

   Get your chances for the Char-Broil BBQ Grill, the “Crown Royal” Quilt and the ½ oz Gold Miner Charm at locations all over Pierce--$1 each or 6/$5. The drawing will be Sunday, Aug. 8, and you do not need to be present to win. The next (BIG) meeting is Thursday, July 8, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose.

We hope to see you there!

Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends

   H.P.C.F will be holding a Memorial Flag Raffle. The winner will receive a certificate for a memorial flag, flagpole, in-ground holder, and a memorial plaque. The drawing will be held Sunday, August 8 during 1860 Days. Winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are on sale for $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information please call  Patty at 464-2333 or Cindy 464-1125.

Studio 205

  Diane Gerot will be hosting "Kids Singing and Musical Games" beginning this Friday at 12:30 - 1:15. All kids are invited from age 3 on up. We will also be preparing for the 1860 Days Parade. See you at the Studio.

Summer Reading

   The Pierce Library will be having Summer Reading starting on June 30 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  It will run every Wed. thru July 28, for ages five through twelve.  Questions? Call the Library at 464-2823.