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SACAJAWEA CENTER REPORT 3-20-13 LMS

The cityís Sacajawea Center Team met March 13 and heard activity updates from Center Director Judy Barkley. Team Chairman Fred Waidely relayed the updates to the Salmon City Council at its March 20 meeting.

He said the National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grants for the learning modules program is moving forward and a training session has been set for April 19-20. Local schools have been notified of the training as well as the Ft. Hall Charter School. NPS is sponsoring the module training and the BLM is furnishing the module manuals which were created by Wendy Coons and Bonnie Jakobus. Northwest Nazarene University is giving one unit of credit for the training course.

Waidely said the seasonal training for volunteer docents will begin in May and that Hope Benedict will be providing them with a program on local history. The Interpretive Center has been given two Native American dolls to add to the centerís collection and it has been suggested that the handmade quilt donated to the center by Sue Keating be placed on display at City Hall. The quilt and matching pillow shams were donated in memory of Lanny Edmo and will be raffled in August during Chokecherry Days.

The Sacajawea Center hosted a Busses for Byways meeting March 6-7 attended by Top Ten Scenic Byways representatives from Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It was announced that the University of Montana is working on a tourism and transportation survey that will hopefully be useful to the Local Option Tax Commission.

The annual Spring Fling will take place March 25-26 with guest speakers and many events geared to getting participants aged 5 through 12 outside and learning about nature. The Food for Thought series will begin on the first Friday in May.

Waidely reported that Barkley and Kim Beck took part in the 150 Years traditional celebration at Ft. Hall which featured a banquet in the new Shoshone-Bannock Hotel attended by over 700 people from cities, towns and Chambers of Commerce throughout Southeast Idaho.

Waidely said that aside from all the scheduled events the center staff is busy getting the facility and all the seasonal equipment ready for the summer season.

The next meeting of the Sacajawea Center Team will be in the Interpretive Center on April 10 at 11:30AM.


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