AUGUST 5, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

   This year is looking like the 1860 Days you won’t want to miss, many old time events are being brought back as well as exciting new ones! The best part is that it looks like Pierce will be overflowing with people and busy busy all weekend! The sesquicentennial and the Timberline all school reunion are bringing in a lot of people.

1860 Days

   Just a few days away! The programs are finished and out…if you can’t find one please call Kathy (1083) or drop by Blue Moose for your copy.
There are a couple of changes in our schedule for 1860 Days:
   Due to the construction going on at the Play Park for the new pavilion, the Kick-Off in the Park, Friday, Aug. 6, will take place across the street in the Community Center parking lot.

   The Community Center is also offering us the tables and chairs, to make it more comfortable for the barbeque, the pie and ice cream social, and the concert with the bluegrass band, Molly & Tenbrooks. In conjunction with the venue change, and due to a severe scarcity in huckleberries, we are renaming this annual contest “Berry Bake-Off” for 2010. If you wish to be part of this fierce baking competition, pick up your registration forms at Blue Moose, or contact Cheryl Stenzel, at 464-2201. The categories are bread, cake, pie, and miscellaneous.

   Entries need to be delivered to the Pierce Community Center between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6. The public is invited to view the entries from 5 to 6 p.m., and judging is at 6 p.m. Entries may be donated to the Pie and Ice Cream Social after judging. This is usually a fierce contest, so we invite you to bring your best!

   There will be plenty of shade to enjoy the barbeque, the ice cream social, the official kickoff, and of course the concert by the great bluegrass band, Molly and Tenbrooks.

   T-shirts continue to be on sale at Blue Moose and the Credit Union, and will be on sale this entire weekend by the 1860 Days committee.

   Tickets for the ½ oz gold miner charm, the huge charbroil grill with propane tank and utensils, and the beautiful denim “Crown Royal” quilt are on sale at various businesses, so get your chance at these for $1 each, or six for $5. The drawing will take place on Sunday, Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m. at the Play Park.

   Thanks to Debco, there will be no work on Hwy 11 on Friday, Aug. 6. This will greatly facilitate travel for the weekend, and we thank them!

All School Reunion

   Sounds like the reunion is bring a lot of people to town for the week end! 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.

Pierce Pool News

   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, Aug. 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.

Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends

   The Memorial Flags will be on display Sat. Aug 7th from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm at the Pierce cemetery .Volunteers are welcome to join us in the set up and /or the take down of these flags.

   Also, we will be raffling off a Memorial Flag on Sunday Aug 8th. The winner will receive a certificate for a Memorial Flag, flag pole, in ground pole holder, and a memorial plaque. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5. The winner does not need to be present to win. For tickets call Patty at 464-2333 or Cindy at 464-1125