Riddle is knee-deep in fundraising for July 4th fireworks. This community effort is the brainchild of our resident Pyro genius, Larry Linton, who is donating his services, and is an effort to maintain some normalcy in our lives.

Currently halfway to our goal of $18,000, donations can be mailed to Sawdust Jubilee to: PO Box 758 Riddle Or 97469. The fireworks will be an aerial display only, all current social gathering stipulations will apply. The display will be viewable from any location in Riddle, street parking is suggested for viewers fro out of town, School grounds are still closed to the public. Please be aware of and observe all current restrictions and enjoy the show.

If you have driven down Main Street, you have to have noticed the beautiful flower baskets and planters, lovingly maintained by Shira Randall Family with assistance from Joe Hood. Special thanks for these lovely enhancements to our Main Street.

The first annual Open Market is going well and building momentum each week. located at the south end of Main Street on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:30 p.m.. Anchored by Valdez farms produce there is a wide variety of other offerings, from arts to personal care products. Be sure stop and shop when picking up your dinner (preorders only) from Sweet Confections.

Riddle Library has many summer programs available, please check the website for times and dates. The library is open to the public on its regular schedule, again, check the website.

After some delays and much anticipation we are pleased to announce a new market will be opening at the north end of Main Street in December. So many exciting things are happening in town. A project that can’t be missed on Main Street is the renovation of an historical home at the South end of Main. Welcome homeowners, don’t be at all surprised if there is a constant parade of the curious parading past your front door.

With summer upon us, we anticipate there will be many, many outdoor activities, please be aware of all outside burning in restrictions and use your personal fireworks responsibly.

St Vincent DePaul is providing sack lunches daily at the Riddle park from 11:30-11:45.

School will be starting before we know it, finger crossed that things will haves returned to the status quo by that time. In the interim: swim the rivers, hike the mountains, visit the libraries, eat at your favorite restaurant, be nice to each other and remember: be safe out there.

Jane Mitchell is the president of the Riddle Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber at RACC PO Box 793 Riddle, OR 97469.

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