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SACAJAWEA CENTER GETTING READY 4-15-15 LMS

A sure sign of Spring is Docent training at the Sacajawea Center and it is in full swing according to a report by Fred Waidely, chairman of the Salmon City Councilís Sacajawea Center Team.

Waidely said at the teamís last meeting Sacajawea Center Director Lin Gray outlined the duties of volunteer docents. She said each docent takes one four-hour shift per week from Memorial Day to Labor Day during which time they answer questions, provide information about Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, take admissions and sell items in the gift shop.

Gray said the docents get the opportunity of meeting travelers from all across the country and around the world. Docent training provides information about the local cultural and natural history and about the Interpretive Center itself. Part of the training includes pre and post season field trips to points of interest throughout the valley and the region. Training began April 29th and there are still some vacancies in the program.

It may seem early but Heritage Days planning is also in full swing. Dutch Oven cooks are being recruited for the gathering which will take place August 15 beginning at 11AM. There will be cash prizes for the top three dishes.

The popular Summer Youth programs will begin in June. The Kidís Garden for ages five through 12 will be every other Friday beginning on June 5th. Each of the seven sessions will begin at 10AM. Outdoor School classes will be conducted every Friday from June through August. Sign-ups for all the programs will be in conjunction with the mid-May registration for swimming lessons. Some scholarship monies are available for the programs. Also on the list are June through August Junior Explorer programs for ages five through 12.

Waidely said another popular program will be the 2015 Lemhi County History Month with informational meetings every Thursday through June culminating with a field trip on June 27. The program is in partnership with the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum and being made possible in part by a grant from the Humanities Council.

Concrete work to bring the center into ADA compliance for restrooms and parking spaces is underway and a Grounds Person, 20 hour per week position is being advertised with the Labor Department. Applications may be obtained at City Hall.

Waidely said the next meeting of the Sacajawea Team is set for May 13 at 4:15 in the Salmon Valley Center Conference Room.


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