Rendezvous Days 2016
Rendezvous weekend is barreling down upon us and as always there is going to be a lot to take in. From the Black Powder Shoot starting Friday at noon to the Mud Bog out at the fairgrounds on Sunday, there are enough activities to keep everyone hopping. The parade, the bed races, the Kimberly pipers playing at the VFW, the car show, the vendors at the Historical Village and fairgrounds, the arm wrestling and even the Eureka Community Players' musical melodrama - it doesn't leave much time if you want to fit it all in.
But one thing you should definitely have on your Rendezvous list is the Friends of the Library book sale at the Historical Village from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. The Friends fill the back room of the Chamber of Commerce building jam full of great used books. Children's books, romance novels, books about Montana and the world, gardening books and cookbooks to name just some of the categories. And all of these books go at great prices and get cheaper as the afternoon wears on. That is why you want to get to the Friends of the Library sale early in the day to find some spectacular buys and then go back later in the afternoon to fill up a couple of bags of books during the final hours.
There are three Friends of the Library in Lincoln County, and each one of these works out of a different library branch. Members of the Eureka Friends of the Library work hard donating their time to make our library as great as possible. They raise money for much-needed projects, help to cull out books that aren't in the best of shape, and collaborate with library staff to ensure that the library’s building, grounds and collection are in tiptop shape. As you look over the Rendezvous schedule (you can pick up a copy in most stores, find it at the back page of this week's newspaper or go to eurekarendezvousdays on Facebook), it will be a challenge to fit everything in that you want to do. But be sure to make time to support our local library and buy a bag or two of books.
About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.