First, a big welcome to our new peer advocates Joel Peden and Rick Eakle. The Ravalli County peers will be enjoying an Osprey game on June 28 and plan on having a Peer outing at the Victor Steakhouse on August 12.
Kookie Karaoke Komedy Knight on May 14 was quite successful. We had a total of 27 people who attended and enjoyed all the singing, as well as the comedy of Mike Beers who came down from Missoula. We are now planning our next activity, a Picnic at Lake Como on July 14, 2011 at the Rock Creek Group Site. Come and join us for some fun in the great outdoors between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along with the usual swimming, fishing, hiking and games, you can join us for lunch around noon when we’ll be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. We’re asking you to bring your favorite bag of chips. We’ll have a variety of soft drinks and will be roasting marshmallows for S’mores. Give us a call at 363-5242 to let us know if you plan to attend, as we need a head count for the food and drinks. We also have other activities planned for the future, possibly another picnic in early fall and a Wii Bowling Tournament in early November. And we’re always open to ideas and suggestions!
Our Summit Survivors Relay for Life Team is very happy to have completed the relay. We are very proud of our team who managed to raise over $ 1,600. The Relay took place at the Corvallis Track Field and started at 7 pm on June 17 and ended at 8 am the next morning. It was a long cold night, but worth all the time and effort.
The Bitterroot Valley People First Aktion Club has been busy. Everyone had fun at the Fishing Derby on June 11. We are also excited about our Emma’s House project in which we are donating a bench from Trapper Creek, and planting a Klehm’s Improved Bashful Crab Tree. The bench will be put in place on June 22 and the tree planted on June 25. We are also planning a prospecting party to encourage new members. Club members plan to help with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on July 23, the Kiwanis food booth at the Ravalli County Fair, and are planning a shopping trip to Missoula on August 13.
Joanne Verwolf, Ravalli County Coordinator