The Sawtooth Mountain Mamas is a service and social organization that has been part of the local scene for over 25 years. It is a group that emulates the highest standards for equality in its membership no one is excluded because of race, color, creed, age, infirmity, handicap, political orientation, style of dress, height, shoe size, or favorite activity. You don’t have to be a mom, but you have got to be a woman.
The group is an extremely active group of women, ranging in age from their 20s to somewhere in the 80s, although nobody is too worried about precision when it comes to age. The “Mama” form the pre-eminent service group in the Stanley Basin, and perhaps in all of central Idaho.
The Mountain Mamas meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM, and each meeting is part social and part business. Weekly Friday breakfast gatherings for catch up and friendship rotate to different restaurants each week. The group sponsors, coordinates, and directs several major fund-raising events during the year, including one the best Arts and Crafts Fairs in the state.
Contacts for this year’s calendar of events are:
- Arts and Crafts Fair: Contact Kay Davies at 208-774-3412
- Stanley Cowboy Gathering: Contact Julie Hughes at 208-774-2021 or Stanleymountainmamas@gmail.com
- Christmas Cookie Party: Contact Kay Davies at 208-774-3412 or Stanleymountainmamas@gmail.com
- Friday weekly breakfast: various locations
Direct any and all correspondence to Box 33, Stanley, Idaho 83278.
More information at sawtoothmountainmamas.org
Funds raised are allocated (according to the group’s preferences) to benefit local causes, including the Stanley School, Parents Club, the Library, Museum, Fire Department, ambulance equipment, EMT gear, furniture for the Community Building, Chapel repairs, and many other causes deemed by the Mountain Mamas to be in the public interest. . Because their hard work is so successful, the contributions are often sizable. The “Mamas” also grant up to three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have attended Stanley public schools.