July 22, 2017

Ririe Days - Building a New History of Celebrating Our Past

A movie theater, hotel, roller skating rink, the 4th of July celebration, Jefferson County Fair, parades, skate boarding down Main street, the 24th of July, cement wading pools in the park, neighborhood block parties, Harvest celebration, spud harvest, marbles, jump rope, croquet, yard parties, horse and wagon rides, chipping ice out of the canal for homemade ice cream, horse and sled rides through town, snow forts and snowball fights, winter vinegar taffy, sleep overs, No Bears are out Tonight, baseball, walks through town, ice skating on the sewer lagoons, Kick the Can, Red Rover, fireworks, telling tales, long underwear, Brown's Grocery, the Red and White Store, collecting rocks to trade for ice cream cones at the town drug store, the Merc, Mary Jap's hotel cafe, Sam's Place, punch board, Hillview Cafe, Cress Creek hikes, paper routes, red wagons, girls in dresses with long brown tights and garter belts, dances at the Pavilion, Mack Macorkle's ice cream and candy, Phillips 66, and a million more wonderful memories of a Ririe past.

Ririe Horizons is a community-oriented group intent on bringing some of the past to the present and future. We are striving to build a Ririe with less poverty and more community. We are volunteers that believe in our community and it's citizens. We believe in building a future that is safe, close knit, and friendly. We believe that by helping, learning, teaching, and serving we can build up a clean, prosperous, thriving Ririe.

Ririe Days is a corroboration of ideas, thoughts, feelings, and memories brought together through Ririe Horizons to address the issues of community. We want Ririe Days to be an event filled day full of fun for families and citizens of our community. We want you to get to know your neighbors, renew acquaintances, make new friends, share your talents and learn new ones. We want you to GET INVOLVED with your community and be PROUD that you are a part of it. We want you to give us new ideas for a better tomorrow and then help us to achieve it. We want you to feel good about saying that you are from Ririe. We hope that Ririe Days will grow to be a good thing in pulling all of us together.

Ririe Days is just a small stepping-stone in the Ririe Horizons vision. We are starting out small with the idea of going big! We are bringing back the feeling of a good old-fashioned community get together were we look forward to gathering each year. We hope that news will spread and that more will be involved and invited. Please take this first step with us and help us to continue on a long path of success.


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