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GROCERY OUTLET HOSTING 11TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE FROM HUNGER FOOD DRIVE FOR BOISE RESCUE MISSION

BOISE─The Grocery Outlet on Overland Road will be hosting its 11th Annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive in July, which will benefit the children and families of the Boise Rescue Mission.

You can help the community by purchasing a prepackaged grocery bag for $ 5 that contains the groceries needed for the homeless and hungry men, women, and children housed in the emergency shelters of the Treasure Valley rescue mission. The Grocery Outlet is also offering customers $ 5 vouchers for their next shopping spree for every $ 5 bag of grocery they donate.

LOCAL NON-PROFIT PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL ADA COMPETITION JULY 7th

BOISE─The executive director of the Northwest ADA Center – Idaho will be participating in a statewide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) virtual jeopardy game on July 7th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MDT. The fun, accessible game will test your knowledge of the ADA, which went into effect July 26, 1990. Ten teams from regional ADA centers will answer questions about the Jeopardy answers. Dana Gover from the NW ADA Center will represent Region 10 with other team members Mark Leeper, Linda Clemon Karp, Sabine Rear and Mel Toy. This team represents Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

Anyone can take part in the virtual game. You have the opportunity to participate by suggesting questions for the bonus round when you register. The session will have sign language interpreters and real-time subtitles. The registration link is barrier-free online.org.

12TH ANNUAL HOMAGE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS MOTORCYCLING THROUGH CALDWELL JULY 11th

CALDWELL─ The 12th Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorbike Ride is scheduled for Sunday 11th July for an overnight visit. The ride is an annual, 28-day, 4,500 cross-country motorcycle ride featuring riders from around the country escorting the Memorial Flame of Fallen Soldiers from Eugene, Oregon to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC to house America’s fallen soldiers honor and appreciate.

As the driving procession traverses the country, they make scheduled stops at the homes of fallen soldiers, known as the fallen soldiers’ home visits. With every home visit the riders make, the surviving family members receive a plaque for deserved services to honor the service member’s sacrifice and to remind each family that their fallen hero has not been forgotten.

On Sunday the procession ends its day of travel at Caldwell Elks Lodge. The lodge will host a Gold Star Dinner in honor of two local fallen soldiers, Army PFC Gage Thornton and Army SFC (Green Beret) Dustin Ard.

IDAHO ODD FELLOWS MUSEUM HOLDING OPEN HOUSE AND WEIGHING JULY 31

CALDWELL─Have you ever wondered what was in that green building on 10th and Grant Streets? You may have a chance on July 31st to see if the Idaho Odd Fellows Museum is hosting an open house and rededication from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Opened in 1952, the museum is part of the International Order of Odd Fellows and offers many exhibits about the 150-year-old citizens’ organization.

A time capsule will be buried at the ceremony and the public are invited to bring items. Also giving away are several early 20th century embroidered Odd Fellow collars, several special shields used on graduation projects, and a night at the museum with dinner and a movie. For more information call 208-459-2091 or email grandlodgeidaho@gmail.com.

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IDAHO COMMISSION ON THE ARTS ANNOUNCES 2022 TRADITIONAL ARTS APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS

BOISE─The Idaho Commission on the Arts awarded three master artists and their qualified apprentices $ 3,000 each through the annual Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. The program aims to enable learning partnerships between a recognized master artist and an apprentice in order to continue artistic traditions in a common community.

For 37 years, the Arts Commission has preserved Idaho’s unique cultural heritage with nearly 400 local, folk, and immigrant master artists and their apprentices who carry on Idaho’s artistic and professional traditions and skills. Since a recognized mentor imparts skills, techniques and knowledge, the program helps to ensure cultural continuity for future generations of traditional bearers. This year’s winners are Chase Carter from Pingree and Lewis Kendell from Rexburg in saddle making; Terry Rekow and Richie Lyon from Emmett in the saddlery; and Norma Pintar and Maria Fernanda Avila from Meridian in Mexican dance.

LOCAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP CLEANING SAW PATH

BOISE─For the fifth year in a row, a group from the Boise Young Professionals (BYP) organization took part in a multi-day campaign to rehabilitate hiking trails in the Sawtooth Mountains. The group of around 20 traveled with members of the Sawtooth Wilderness Society for three days to restore and clean the trails in the Sawtooth Mountains. Each year, the BYP group clears around 16 km of hiking trails in the Stanley area.

In 2006, the Boise Metro Chamber launched BYP to develop and retain the talented workforce in the Boise Valley by bringing together, empowering and engaging young professionals. BYP has grown into an organization with over 1,900 members representing more than 300 different companies.

UNITED WAY OF TREASURE VALLEY RECEIVES $ 75,000 GRANT FROM THE ALBERTSONS FOUNDATION FOR SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

BOISE─United Way of Treasure Valley recently received a $ 75,000 grant from the Nourishing Neighbors Summer Meals Program to help feed children during the summer. The program is part of the Albertsons Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative. Albertson’s Nourishing Neighbors Summer Meal Grants help organizations working to fill the nutrition gap for students who do not have access to school lunch programs during the summer vacation.

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