JULY 22, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Pierce Pool News

   Friday July 30 will be "Chamber Day." Free swim from 1-4 p.m. sponsored by the Pierce/Weippe Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free.
Also on Friday, July 30 we are having a Teen Night Swim from
8-11 p.m. The cost is $2.50 each and all kids 12-18 years old are invited to attend! The admission price includes pizza and drinks. We will be playing loud music and have games and races with prizes for the winners. We will also be doing door prizes. I would appreciate volunteers to help chaperone this event and keep it safe and fun for the kids. Call me at the pool with any questions. 464-2443.
   Pool Schedule for 1860 Days: For the first time in YEARS the pool will be open over 1860 days weekend. There will be a night swim from
6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 6 and an afternoon session from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday August 7. Daily Admittance: $2.50 for children 6-12, $3 for children 13 to adult, children under six accompanied by a paying adult swim free.

Win an ATV

   The Pierce Weippe Trail Riders club has a raffle for a new Suzuki 250. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. The drawing will be during 1860 Days and you need not be present to win. Tickets are available at most local businesses. The club is also sponsoring a Fun Run on Saturday August 7. It will be a 41 mile panoramic ride above Pierce. The club has numerous prizes they will be awarding. Sign up is 8-10 a.m. at the Lions Club. Riders must be in by 5 p.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. Call Bill or Alison Young at 464-2379 for any questions.

Capital for a Day

   The Governor will be conducting "Capitol for A Day" at the Pierce Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 4. A lunch for all ofthe town will be served at the Museum Courtyard Park at noon. This will provide a time for the public to mingle with the Governor and his staff. At 3:20 p.m. the Governor will issue a proclamation on the Courthouse steps followed with cake served on the Courtyard lawn in celebration of Pierce's Sesquicentennial. The public is invited to all these events.

1860 Days

   It’s getting that time again! 1860 Days is marching nearer and we are ready-almost. The programs are here, and the committee will be busy stapling at the next meeting. Make sure you get your program early-there is a limited number.

   Have you got your 1860 Days T-Shirt yet? They are now available at White Pine Credit Union and A Blue Moose. We hope you like this year’s design.

   We still need volunteers for the big event, so if you would like to join the fun for a couple of hours, please let us know—you can contact Kathy at 464- 1083, or just be at the next meeting, Thursday, July 22, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose.

   Also at White Pine is the beautiful CharBroil barbeque to be given away Sunday, Aug. 8 at 1860 Days. You may buy tickets for the drawing for the barbeque, the half ounce gold miner charm, and the “Crown Royal” quilt at White Pine Credit Union and other businesses in Pierce.

   We are looking for banner carriers again for the 1860 Days parade! Any kid who wishes to help carry the banners that announce the winner of each category should call Judy McCollum at 464-1312, or Kathy at 464- 1083. All children participating in the parade receive coupons for free ice cream cones, donated by Schwan's Foods.

   Always, thanks to everyone for pitching in and making this the best Pierce celebration ever.