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Council on Aging hosts county-wide bbq next week

Fiddlers, food and fun on this year's agenda


Gazette Reporter

Colfax - The Council on Aging County-Wide Barbecue is coming again next week bringing seniors to Schmuck Park to enjoy burgers, live music and community camaraderie.

The barbecue will take place at noon on Thursday, July 11, with a suggested donation of $5.

Council on Aging Executive Director Paige Collins said that this is their fifth annual barbecue despite some time skipped during the COVID-19 pandemic. The barbecue will feature the usual lunch, hamburgers and all the sides.

"We are expecting to have about 100 senior citizens come down as long as the weather isn't 102 degrees," Collins said.

Collins said that live music will include the Old-Time Fiddlers. "We've done that before, people just love them," she added.

According to Collins, women from Community Connection put together prizes for the raffle, including Rosauers gift cards.

A grand prize will be given out during the raffle, which will be a gift card to the new restaurant business under construction on Main Street, Wild Ember Kitchen, for $100, Collins said.

"If folks need help getting there, they can call Coast for a ride," Collins said, adding that a Coast request is three days notice.

Collins said that CHAS Latah Medical Clinic in Moscow sponsored most of the food, giving $500 for the food. "They gave us most of the money for that, which is lovely."

CHAS staff will be at the event visiting, Collins said. Two staff members from the Community Living Connections will also be in attendance to share information.

Attendees can visit with community members, representatives and volunteers from the Senior Pantry and the Senior Meal site, Collins said.

"We'd love to see people from all over the county come for lunch," Collins said, "It's a free meal and there's prizes."


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