JULY 29, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

All School Reunion

   Timberline all school reunion will be held over 1860 Days. All alumni are encouraged to join the parade. Alumni will be having a no host gathering at the Pierce Community Center directly after the parade. Timberline Football and Cheerleaders will be selling concessions at the center; all proceeds will go towards a scholarship for 2011 school year. There will be a guest speaker at the center at 1:30 p.m.

   A 50th Birthday get together for Rocky Heywood will be held August 7 at the Weippe Mini Park, starting at 4 p.m. All friends and family are invited. Please BYOB and your favorite finger food. For more information call Lori McMillen 435-4769 or Clairrene Heywood at 435-4255.

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 have 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

    This is the last issue of the Clearwater Tribune before Governor Butch Otter and his staff come to Pierce for "Capitol For A Day." What an opportunity for all of us to see Idaho state government in action! Just to make sure everyone is informed as to what will actually happen that day, we are posting his itinerary again.  What we know is, the Governor will fly into Pierce around 8:30 and take a short tour of the Pierce Elementary School with Major General Gary Saylor, head of the Idaho National Guard. Following the tour the Governor will join his staff at the Community Center to conduct "Capitol for A Day." All are invited to attend.

    This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lori Otter's book will be read by Julie Jared in the Pierce library to children at 11 a.m. and that each child will receive a copy.

    Lunch will be provided for all at the Museum Courtyard on Main Street, Pierce from noon to 1 p.m. At 3 p.m. the Governor will take a brief tour of historical Pierce in a horse drawn wagon guided by local young people. He will end up at the old Pierce Courthouse where he will make a proclamation from the Courthouse steps.

    Special music will be provided by Pierce Kids Ensemble and cake will follow the proclamation at the Museum Courtyard across from the old Courthouse. Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to make this event a success.