Still a lot of summer remaining!


Although summer is waning, there is still a lot of fun to be packed into the weeks before the children head back to school.

This Saturday, Aug. 10, is the St. Maries Rotary’s Mid-Summer Family Fun Festival at St. Maries City Park. The St. Maries Centennial Committee will be serving up free pulled pork sandwiches, so grab a bite and plan to stay for the fun. There’s something for children and adults of all ages.

Next week is the Benewah County Fair.  Set up begins Monday. The fair will be open to the public starting Thursday, Aug. 15 and run through Sunday, Aug. 18 at 3PM.  Members of local 4-H Clubs and the community will show their best in several displays at the fairgrounds.

The Junior Show and Sale is Saturday Aug. 17 and kicks off with a complementary buyer’s breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Breakfast is followed by the sale where young showmen hope to get top dollar for their beef, sheep and pigs they raised as club projects.

The fair also includes the third annual pie contest and auction, team roping and barrel racing competitions in the horse arena. There will be entertainment at the gazebo throughout the week with performances by the Community Band and Face to Face.

The annual Kiwanis Community Breakfast has been served the Sunday morning of the Benewah County Fair for as nearly as long as there has been a Kiwanis Club in St. Maries.  Don’t miss out on those delicious pancakes, ham and eggs under the pines at the fairgrounds where they’ll taste extra good.

And then there’s Labor Day weekend, billed as the biggest little celebration in all of northern Idaho! Events, food and craft vendors, and the beer gardens open at noon Aug. 30 and continue through Monday, Sept. 2 concluding with the parade and logging events. Sunday night’s fireworks are expected to be spectacular as always.

This year’s parade, slated for Monday morning, may be the grandest in many years as the members of the centennial committee work to create floats that depict each decade.

Yes, don’t give up on summer! There’s still a lot going on and a lot to do!!




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