Upcoming Events:

Monthly Chamber Meetings

November 1 Veterans Hall (Hanson’s providing lunch)

December 6 at the Winery (elections)

January 10, 2017 Veterans Hall

Other Events

Friday, October 14 – GFHS Homecoming Parade at 2:00 PM; Football Game at 7:00 PM with a bonfire following the game

Sat Oct 15 – Coat Give-Away at the Veterans Hall sponsored by Twelve Baskets (9 AM-2 PM)

Saturday October 29 – GFHS Booster Club Washoe Tournament starting at 6:00 PM

Saturday November 19 – Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Veterans Hall  – contact June Peterson 366-2974

Saturday December 3 – Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Meet Santa

Tuesday December 6 – Red Cross Blood Drive; 1-6 PM at the Veterans Hall.  DONORS NEEDED!

December 19-23 – Decorate the Town

Friday December 23 – Community Holiday Food/Toy Basket Distribution at 9:00 AM at the Veterans Hall.

Saturday January 28, 2017 GF Chamber Installation Banquet

Idaho Food Bank Dates:  25 October, 22 November and 27 December

Special Event: Dickens Festival

The Glenn’s Ferry Opera Theater is hosting it’s second year of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, this year however we are making the effort to launch a Dickens Festival in conjunction with the play production.

What this entails is our local business owners/employees embracing the theme and dressing the part. That’s right, we want to step back in time to the 1800’s through out the entire community. Individuals are even encouraged to join in the festivities.

Play Productions will be Friday and Saturday evenings December 9th and 10th. So if you are a business open on these days we ask that you and your employees join in the festivities.

If you need help finding a costume, or design idea, you may contact either Connie Wills or Heidi Hersey.

Dues:  There are still eleven individuals and business who have not paid their dues for 2016.  Notices have been sent out.

 President’s Message:  Hello Chamber Members

Well, like it or not, 2016 is winding down and the change of seasons is upon us.  As your somewhat reluctant and VERY temporary Chamber President, I’ve been asked to say a few words here.  I have worked under 2 of the past Presidents, Traci Stewart and David Payne, and their drive & enthusiasm was so admirable, that I feel a bit inadequate in their shoes.

What I would like to do is take this opportunity to urge you, as a Chamber member, to become more active in our organization.  Though your dues are appreciated, we need more actual participation to be the kind of positive force that we would like to be.  I have seen many past members come in with the fire and motivation but get tired and burned out because they can’t get the help they need.  There are also a few of our most active and loyal members that are ready to retire and slow down a bit.

It’s time to ask yourself if you have any time and energy to give to this community that we all love so much.  If there were more of us, we could each use our time on projects we are passionate about and really have an organization to be proud of.  Please, give it some thought and meanwhile enjoy your Autumn and upcoming Holidays.

Julie A. Winter

Glenns Ferry Chamber President

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