Stories From Stanley, Idaho

Firefighter's Ball - Sat, Sept 23

Firefighter's Ball - Sat, Sept 23

You’re invited to the Firefighter’s Ball! It’s time to recognize the volunteers of the Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department (SVRFD) and the Stanley Ambulance for their dedication and sacrifice to protect the locals and tourists in emergency situations in and around Stanley.

Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire District – photo by George Nedelea

The Firefighter’s Ball kicks off at 8pm at Redfish Lake Lodge.

Free shuttles will run from 7pm – midnight from Mountain Village and Ace of Diamonds Boulevard to Redfish Lake Lodge.

Silent Auction
The silent auction will be held under the big tent by the lodge from 8pm – 11pm. There are over 200 items donated from businesses in Stanley, Wood River Valley, Twin Falls, Boise and Challis. Bid on artwork from local artists, clothing, hotel stays, chainsaw, gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses, backpacking essentials, rafting trips, plus a whole lot more.

Bid often and bid high!

Food and Beverage
Beer, wine, soda and water will be available for purchase at the gazebo and in the lodge. Fuel your body with burgers, hot dogs and chips from the gazebo if you’re going to be dancing (and drinking!) the night away.

Live music from Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats will entertain ballgoers until midnight. This bluegrass twist band from Boise will have you showing off all your dance moves.

The SVRFD and Stanley Ambulance are staffed solely by volunteers. There are approximately 20 year round volunteers plus a seasonal crew. Their efforts are vital to this community. The Stanley Ambulance will respond to all calls. But did you know the Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department will respond to more than structure fires?  They also respond to:

  • Wildland fires (forest and brush fires)
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Swiftwater rescue
  • High angle rescue services

Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department – photo by Sean Tajkowski

Both of these organizations have their busy seasons from May – September.  The ambulance will make about 40 – 50 runs while the fire department will respond to about 20 calls during the summer months.

All proceeds from the Firefighter’s Ball are split 50/50 between the SVRFD and the Stanley Ambulance. These funds are used to replace and improve equipment, update radio communications, provide comprehensive training programs, recruit new volunteers plus much more. Your donation will make a difference in the Sawtooth Valley!

Stanley Ambulance – photo by Cassie Brown

Volunteers from both organizations will staff the silent auction, food and beverage stations so please make sure you thank them all personally. The Firefighter’s Ball is their only fundraiser so let’s show them how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication to the Sawtooth Valley. These volunteers have earned our gratitude and donations!

The Firefighter’s Ball is the perfect excuse to wear your party dress or your favorite pair of Carhartts. It’s Stanley so anything goes! Socialize with all the volunteers, dance until your feet fall off and bid in the silent auction until the very last second.

You never know…..these volunteers may save your life someday.

Blog written by Erica Cole



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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