for Rome Pilgrimage
Youth from the surrounding area have been working hard to earn money for a pilgrimage trip to Rome, Italy. The group of 29 teenagers and adults with the guidance of Cherie and Nick McDonough are leaving in late March and will visit Italy, starting in Assisi and ending in Rome, on a fourteen day pilgrimage. In an effort to raise funds to offset the cost of the trip the teenagers have been working on two major fundraisers.
Due to the generosity of Ed Rad, the group has been making firewood, cut from his property on the Butte to sell to area residents.
"We pretty much have to work on this in the mornings before school or on the weekends," Dustin Lustig, of Winona explains. "But it's not too bad. We're having fun getting to work with each other, and it really helps us out in paying for this trip."
If you are interested in purchasing mixed firewood for $145 a cord, split, delivered and stacked please call Dustin at 983-0925, or Wyatt Williams at 962-5926 .
The second fundraiser is a Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Spaghetti Feed on Tuesday, February 24 from 4-8 p.m. in the KC Hall in Cottonwood.
"What really makes this spaghetti feed special," explains Cherie McDonough, "is that each diner has the option of several home-made sauces to choose from."
Those that will attend the dinner also have the opportunity to bid on several silent auction items, including a dinner at Don and Deb Clark's cabin on the middle fork of the Clearwater river, a mother/daughter tea party donated by the Lustig family, and a dinner party hosted by Cherie and Nick McDonough. For those that prefer to stay in, spaghetti dinners are available for purchase and will be delivered to your home. For dinner tickets please call Betty Clark 962-7069 at or Natosha Schaeffer at 962-5548.
Farm Bureau offers scholarships
The Idaho County Farm Bureau is offering four $1025 scholarships (scholarship plus memorial) for graduating seniors or college students who qualify and apply.
The student or his/her parents must be Farm Bureau members. Applications will be accepted until March 10. Submit or mail the applications to the Farm Bureau office, 104 South A, Grangeville ID 83530.
Two applications, one ag related and one non-ag, will be sent to the state office to compete for $750 scholarship to be given. Graduating seniors should contact their career counselor for the application, or call Jeanne Arnzen, 962-3327, to get a form.
Farm Bureau essay contest
The theme of this year's Farm Bureau essay contest is "Idaho Agriculture - Making a Difference" and is open to all 5th grade students in public, private or home schools. Entry deadline is March 1 to Idaho County Farm Bureau Office, 104 South A, Grangeville ID 83530. Counties will send their top three entries by April 1 to the state office. Winners will be announced prior to the end of the school year.
The purpose of the contest is to create a positive learning experience that promotes reading, writing and the arts, and furthers the understanding of agriculture in our lives.
Entry forms are available through the area schools. For more information, contact Jeanne Arnzen, 962-3327.
Farm Bureau Art Contest
The Idaho Farm Bureau is sponsoring an art design contest to promote the arts and to increase the public awareness of agriculture's vital role in our society. The theme is "Idaho Agriculture."
The contest is open to grades 6 through 8 in public, private or home schools, using water color, color pencil, ink, pastels, oils, etc. No computer generated artwork will be allowed, and only original designs will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded.
Entry forms are available through the schools or by calling Jeanne Arnzen, 962-3327. Send your design and entry form by April 1 to Idaho Farm Bureau Art Design Contest, PO Box 4848, Pocatello ID 83205-4848