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
A reminder- If you haven’t put this on your calendar do it now!! PriestAPalooza a gathering of campfire musicians, 23 July, 375 Pinto point , noon till sundown. Musicians from Hawaii, Alaska, California, Washington, Montana, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Idaho. Fundraiser for East Priest Lake Volunteer Fire Department . Roast Pork dinner. BYOB and chair. Don’t have FOMO !!
LOCATION Location Lyons’ Cabin - 375 Pinto Point Rd.
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