Emida Celebrates Saturday


The second annual Emida Days celebration returns Saturday, Sept. 23.

A fun run, breakfast, flea market, parade, children’s carnival, logging events, talent show and dance make up the day’s festivities at the Emida Community Center.  The events are being organized by the Emida Secret Sisters.

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“Last year’s event were really well,” Tara Fuller said.  “Even though it was raining we had a great turnout.”

The fun run, which is free, kicks off the day followed by breakfast. The cost is $5 a plate and the menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage links, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee.

The flea market opens at 11 a.m. Vendors are still welcome to reserve a space by calling 208-245-0788. The parade is at 10 a.m. Awards will be given out, including best overall float. The children’s carnival starts at 11 a.m. and will offer a variety of games, including bean bag toss, duck pond, fish bowl, balloon pop and more.

Drifter’s will have hamburgers and hotdogs for concessions and the Potlatch VFW will have carnival food available, such as elephant ears and more.

The logging events are at 1 p.m. and are for children through adult. Cost is $5 to enter. There will be bit and nail drive, crosscut, axe throw and choker race. Overall trophy will be given to the top child and adult competitors.

There will be a talent show at 5 p.m.  For entry information, call 208-245-4107. Beginning at 8 p.m. there will be a dance with live music. Jam Shack will perform. The cost is $5 per person and only those 21 and older may attend.

Mrs. Fuller said the event helps them raise money for maintenance and improvements at the Emida Community Center and is also a time for the community to come together.

Amanda Quincy said Emida Days is the largest fundraiser this year to help keep the building open and available for use to the public.

“This is the center of the community,” Mrs. Fuller added.

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