Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wheel-a-thon 2013

 Baker and Garrison schools had their annual wheel-a-thon in mid-September. Despite some morning rain showers, the rain eventually stopped (or rather paused--we got more in the afternoon), allowing for most of the wheel-a-thon to happen in nice weather.

The Baker kids rode from Highway 6 & 50 to Garrison and back (16 miles), while the Garrison school kids rode one way (8 miles). The kids got a snack break at each mile.

 Even though many of these kids don't ride their bikes frequently, they all made it the whole distance. Way to go! They had friends and family pledge money per mile for the school.

It was a great event!

For more about the Wheel-a-thon, check out Jenny's blog!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

EskDale Summer Concert

EskDale held two wonderful summer concerts in addition to the Fourth of July bonanza. These concerts are always a joy to attend, with a variety of musical talent showcased. Above, Sharon delights the crowd with a comical song--where she finds these gems, I don't know!

Lois always plays something fantastic and makes it look so easy!

If you missed these concerts, or even if you didn't, be sure to put December 12 & 13 on your calendar for more EskDale music, with the Christmas banquet and production. Looking forward to that makes it easier to handle the colder temperatures and shorter days!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

2013 Snake Valley Days BBQ

 The Snake Valley Volunteer Fire Department holds an annual BBQ and dance as a fundraiser during the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. It was a great day for a BBQ, with nice weather. Here are a few photos from the event:

Making the root beer

Volunteers help prepare the meet

Part of the excellent dinner--the baked potato and roll didn't fit!

Melissa was part of the awesome behind-the-scenes crew that made it all happen. Thanks!

To see more photos, check out the SVVFD's Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who came and helped at the BBQ!