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SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CENTER 5-21-14 LMS

Sacajawea Center Director Lin Gray told the May 14 meeting of the Sacajawea Center Team all about the center’s plans for this season’s programs.

Team Chairman Fred Waidely reported to the Salmon City Council on May 21 that registration for the programs began on May 19 and that scholarships are available for those needing them.

He said there are two “Food for Thought” programs remaining. Kenny Rogers will make the first of the two presentations which will be all about Thunder Mountain and the mine encampment there during the gold boom period of the 1800’s. Mindy Wolfe will be the final weekly presenter and will talk about her horseback ride from California to New Mexico.

Waidely said the remaining money from the 2011 National Parks Service $15,000 grant will be used for various unfinished projects at the center. The remainder of a 2011 Steel Reese Foundation grant will be used on an outdoor interpretive display created by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. He said grant monies contributed by the Fish and Wildlife Department will be spent on materials and supplies for this summer’s Outdoor Water Camps.

Work is ongoing to bring the center into Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. The next project on the list is the entry door to the lower floor of the Learning Center. The cost of replacing the door will be around $3,500 plus labor.

The Sacajawea Center’s official opening day is Monday May 26. Waidely said there are presently 11 docent volunteers and more are needed. The center is still in search of a Summer Aide.

The next meeting of the Sacajawea Team will be Wednesday June 11 at 4:15 in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.


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