Upcoming Events
This is a busy time for community events with the St. Gertrude’s Academy All-School Reunion, Raspberry Festival and Ride Idaho coming up August 3-7.

SGA Reunion

Here are the Friday and Saturday schedules for the St. Gertrude’s Academy All-School Reunion:
Friday, August 3, 2012
5pm — Mass of Thanksgiving for SGA Alumni, Monastery Chapel
6pm — All-Class BBQ on Monastery front lawn followed 
by dessert and presentation 
Saturday, August 4, 2012
During the day — Individual class activities
5pm-10pm — All-Class Dinner & Social, Greencreek Hall featuring live music by Rimshot 

Raspberry Festival

The 20th Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, August 5, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood. 
A benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, this family-oriented event features activities for the whole family, including a fun run and walk, arts and crafts fair, kids’ carnival, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and raspberry products.
The day’s activities will kick off with the 10K Fun Run (6.2 miles) or 5K walk (3.1 miles) at 8 am. The course begins at the Museum and takes runners and walkers over a pleasant, paved road to Keuterville and back. The quiet country road offers views of the Seven Devils mountains, the Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area, the Salmon River breaks and the Camas Prairie, making it one of the most scenic runs/walks in Idaho. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and includes a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. 
A hearty Pancake Breakfast will be served outside the Museum, 8-10 am, featuring pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs.
Festival attendees can shop the arts and crafts fair, where more than 40 vendors have handicrafts and other homemade items on display. The centerpiece of the festival is lunch, with BBQ beef sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and Raspberry Shortcake served in the high school gym next door. Eat in the gym with your friends and enjoy live entertainment, or take your lunch outside to sit in the grass and enjoy the sun. 
Eat, shop, play and relax with your neighbors at this year’s Raspberry Festival. Learn more and sign up for the Fun Run & Walk at www.MyRaspberryFestival.org.

Ride Idaho Event at City Park

250 bicyclists from 30 states and 1 province will pedal 400 miles from New Meadows to Moscow, August 5 – 11, with an overnight stay in Cottonwood on August 6th.  
The Cottonwood Wrestling Club/High School Wrestlers will provide sack lunches, with the Prairie High School Basketball Team providing supper and the Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts providing breakfast on August 7th. 
Tours of the St Gertrude’s Monastery and Museum are planned with the school district provide bus service between the park and the Monastery.
Community members are invited to come and visit with the riders, sharing our history, culture and hospitality.  Riders will have free time to explore and shop at local businesses.  Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Xi Beta Rho Sorority-a beer/wine garden with a casino night and karaoke.

Other events also on tap are the Idaho County Fair Royalty Luncheon in Grangeville Wednesday, August 1 at noon and Shorty Arnzen, longtime local businessman and lifetime resident, will have a celebration for his 80th birthday on Saturday, August 4 at his home from 2 to 4 p.m.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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