|SACAJAWEA CENTER REPORT|
CENTER HOSTING MANY EVENTS 6-19-13 LMS
Salmon’s Sacajawea Center is off to a running start with an agenda of constant activities according a Sacajawea Center Team report delivered to the Salmon City Council on June 19 by team Chairman/Councilman Fred Waidely.
He said Center Director Judy Barkley reported this year’s Food for Thought Programs had the theme “Expanding Your Horizons by Visiting Other Cultures.” The ‘visits’ included an on-foot trip through the Dolomites in Italy presented by Cindy Phelps. Twenty guests attended her presentation. Jody Brodstrom gave a presentation on Bhutan that was attended by 20 people. Mary Francis informed 20 attendees about the ways of the Navajo Nation and the local Miller family introduced an audience of 80 people to the Amish with a program entitled, “Meet the Amish, Their Beliefs and Culture.”
Waidely said a representative from the National Parks Service will be in Salmon soon to discuss the APPs program which continues to move forward. The end result of the project will be professionally produced segments of historical topics that will be accessible through computers, iPods and cellular phone applications. Waidely said he and Dr. Svengen, Chuck Kempner and Director Barkley have had a planning meeting to determine the project’s direction and discuss the most efficient and timely way to proceed.
Attendance numbers for the many Salmon Outdoor School and Center Camp programs have been high so far this season and Kim Back reported rentals of the Center facilities are up. She said that by mid-June the facility was almost fully booked for the Summer.
Waidely said that Terry Whittier is going to be presenting some interpretive programs at the Meriwether Theater this season and flyers about the programs will be distributed soon.
As far as general housekeeping issues Waidely said the sidewalk cement work has been completed and the lighting project is underway. The team is studying the feasibility of installing a sprinkler system in the facility’s picnic area by next year as a time and money saving investment. Research results will be announced when available.
The next meeting of the Sacajawea Team will be July 10 at 11:30AM in the facility’s Learning Center.
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