On Monday, April 15 the Fraser Community woke up to a white world again, the overnight temperature at 32 degrees. It was surprising to see how fast this snow disappeared. The total amount of rain for the month of April, as of the 15th, was 3 ¾ inches according to our rain gage.
A 50th Wedding Anniversary is a special milestone to reach. Last August Bobbi Boyer, Buck Armitage, Billi Henderson and Jake Armitage started planning a special celebration for their parents. Bobbi reported arrangements were made at the Quality Inn in Clarkston. They reserve a room for 4–5 hours to accommodate 100 people.
A luncheon buffet was catered and everyone was encouraged to share memories of their times with Gerry and Marie.
The family hoped to keep the gathering a secret which is quite a feat when it involves so many people. They had quite a time convincing their parents that they should join Billi for lunch at the Quality Inn so this “Secret Gathering” could take place.
Marie tried to make plans to go on the Fun Bus with her sister Dorene D’Andrea, so Dorene had to come up with an excuse for why she couldn’t go. Marie commented that not a word of this appeared over the months on Facebook and she and Gerry were totally surprised when they walked into the room.
Marie’s mother, Florence Hawley Peterson, passed away about two years ago and contact with some of her family had been lost. Buck was able to establish contact again with three cousins who live in Spokane and Linda, Shaun and Trish Hawley were able to attend the celebration. Marie thought that 90% of the people who attended were relatives.
Can you imagine what it was like to keep this celebration moving in a positive direction, especially when Marie had other ideas about how she wanted to celebrate their 50th anniversary?
The family should be awarded a plaque that says “Good Job and Well Done”. Marie and Gerry want to thank everyone who attended and made this celebration so meaningful. They now have a treasure chest filled with memories to talk about as time goes on.
The Weippe Hilltop Heritage Museum will hold a fundraiser Bake Sale on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the museum. Members are reminded to bring their baked items.
The museum plans to hire someone part time for the summer. If you are knowledgeable about the area and like to explain about the displays at the museum, please contact Sally Marks at 208-435-4346 or leave a message at the museum at 208-435-4200.
The Fraser Get Together Club met on Wed. April 10 for their regular monthly meeting. Steve Brand volunteered to light the wood stove so the building would be warm when the members arrived.
The hostesses were Blanche Kinney and Donna Brown filled in for her sister Jean Bennett. Jean had spent Tuesday with Donna so they could turn a whole pineapple into a bunny which was surrounded by strawberries and grapes. It really complimented the theme which was Easter. The tables were decorated with Donna’s collection of cute bunnies. It was very festive.
After lunch the meeting was opened by Blanche Kinney, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the treasurer gave her report. The White Elephant was won by Donna Brown.
Secret Sister Gifts were passed out and shared. The hostesses for May were Dolores Watson and Tammy Sauter with a theme of Mother’s Day.
Congratulations to the Fraser students whose names appeared on the Joint School District #171 Honor Roll for the 3rd quarter of 2018-2019.
Timberline Schools: Highest Honor Roll for the 4th grade was Nathan Brown, 9th grade Abigail Brown, and 11th grade Shelby Bird.
High Honors for the 7th grade was Cody Bird and 11th grade Krystal Dahl.
Honors for 6th grade Connor Cox, 7th grade Samantha Brown, and 8th grade Parker Brown.
Orofino Schools: Highest Honor for the 9th grade was Breyer Boyer and for 10th grade Macoy Boyer. Good job!
The photo of Abigail Brown appeared running the 100 yard dash with a time of 16.08 for Timberline Schools in last weeks Clearwater Tribune.
Buck Armitage’s name appeared in the Down Memory Lane column, 20 years-April 8, 1999. SPC Buck L. Armitage Task Force 2-5 Cavalry. Buck spend six months in Bosnia and will spend another six months in Texas before being discharged from the army after four years of service.
Happy Birthday greetings go out to Cindy Rose on April 25.
Donna and Danny Brown send Happy Birthday greetings to their great grandson Hugh Howard Moreland on April 26. Hugh will be one year old.
Happy Anniversary goes out to Jason and Diane Cochrell on May 1.
There will be a Yard Sale Fund Raiser for the Museum held at 10540 Highway 12. The sale will start on Friday, April 19 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. The hours on Saturday, April 20 are from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.