Cruise set for Friday night
Calling all cars, calling all cars! Please report for the First Annual Idaho County Fair Classic Automobile Cruise.
We will meet at St. Mary's Church parking lot in Cottonwood at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18th.
From there we will take a cruise around the town and fair grounds. We will park in the Cottonwood City Park across from the fair grounds for a show and shine. There will be no entrance fee for the cruise nor the show and shine. Attendants will be on hand so that you will be able to have dinner, check out the exhibits or watch the crowning of the royalty.
Around 9:00 p.m., we will cruise around the fair grounds a final time.
If you have any questions, you can call Rod Arnzen at 962-3401 or Loretta Riener at 962-5938. Come out and enjoy the fair and share your classic automobile.
244 Animals For Sale
This year an increase from 236 animals to 244 for the Fat Stock Sale Saturday, August 19 beginning at 2 p.m.
Numbers include 112 hogs, 90 lambs, and 42 steers.
The sale in 2005 was for 220 animals. Some may not make weight for the sale, or other problems may occur.
August Board Meeting
The August Fair Board meeting was held Tuesday evening, August 8, at the fairgrounds.
The current royalty members each gave a short talk on the adventures during the year, and they also had their scrapbooks available for showing.
Joe and Rene Forsmann will be in charge of security during the fair.
Jim Rehder, county commissioner, was also present and commented on the work being done by 4-H club volunteers, about 90 leaders, members of 500 and the work of the fair board and fair volunteers.
One concern of the commissioners is what happens when the fair complex needs another building. To replace something like the Agee Building could easily cost $100,000 or more. Suggested was a fund to receive donations to be used for additional buildings. This is one of the few fairs which does not charge admissions.
Slinkey the Clown
Thursday, the 17th, from 12-2 for KIDS. Slinkey the Clown will be there with balloons and smiles.
Bring your kids and look for him! He is from Pullman, Washington.
Singing Mountain Man to Provide Entertainment
Thursday evening Fair Entertainment on August 17, 2006, on the stage in the John C. Schmidt/Office Building will be: “The Singing Mountain Man” from right here in Idaho County. Terry Raff goes on tour each winter and entertains locally when he is home. He and his wife have developed a slide show to coordinate with his singing and playing of old country songs. His costume is that of the old-time “Mountain Man.”
This excellent entertainment will begin at 7:30 Thursday evening and will last an hour or more.
The Idaho County Homemakers Council has awarded scholarships to three area college-bound students. Recipients of the 2006 awards are Christopher Schumacher of Greencreek, Bridget Enneking of Cottonwood, and Amber Geis of Keuterville. Each student will receive a $200 scholarship to be used toward the purchase of textbooks at the college of their choice. To qualify for the award, the applicant must have been active in 4-H. They are also required to write a short essay and submit a letter of recommendation from a 4-H leader. This is the third year Homemakers Council has made these awards.