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This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 11th starting at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m. Kids may fish all afternoon when the derby ends.
We will again hold our event at the Priest Lake Golf Course. We will be at the small pond between the 7th and 10th holes.
Donations are needed to allow us to hold this great event at the Lake. We have over 300 kids from all over Bonner County, CDA, Post Falls, Priest River and even Spokane. If you would like to help out with a small donation you may mail it to Bob Ekler, P.0. Box 420, Nordman, ID 83848.
The Priest Lake Kaniksu/Coolin Lions and the Priest Lake Sportsman’s Club sponsor our event.
Smokey Bear came out of hibernation to visit Priest Lake Elementary. Fire personnel from the US Forest Service and the Idaho Dept of Lands presented campfire safety information to the students and poster contest winners received certificates and prizes.
Each year the poster contest helps promote Smokey and his prevention message “Only You can Prevent Wildfires” and Woodsy Owl with his message to “Lend a Hand – Care for the Land.” The contest is sponsored on a state, regional and national level by the National Garden Clubs. Winners on the district level are voted on in November and posters with the most votes advance to state level. It’s a secret ballot and none of the judges know which student created any of the posters. Until now. Prizes are supported by the Moscow Idaho Garden Club, Bonner County Fire Prevention, the Priest Lake Forest Service and the Idaho Dept of Lands Priest Lake office.
We have some amazing young artists and we are grateful we can enjoy their art and share them with our community. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who entered!
PHOTO Rhea Warren