Webb: Idaho Geneological Society wants your family recipes

awebb@idahostatesman.comJuly 16, 2013 

Good news for Bells for Books: In addition to the literacy programs and access to books, the Bells for Books mobile van has also been known to provide healthy snacks and mittens on cold days for its young patrons.


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The IGS is gathering old recipes that Idaho families have handed down through generations for inclusion in an Idaho Territorial Cookbook. The goal, say project organizers, is to have 150 recipes in keeping with the Idaho Territorial sesquicentennial theme.

The Idaho Geneological Society must receive recipes by July 30. Send them by email to idahogenealogy@hotmail.com or mail them to the Idaho Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1854, Boise, ID 83701-1854.

Submissions must include:

• The name of the submitter along with email, mailing address, or phone number. This information will be used only if questions arise for contact information and will not be printed in the cookbook.

• Name of the recipe.

• Recipe category (main dish, dessert, salad, etc.).

• Ingredient list that includes all items needed for the recipe. Please spell out cup, pound, teaspoon, etc.

• Recipe method directions. (How to assemble, cook, decorate, etc.)

• Recipe origins, name of recipe's creator and any story behind the origin, and the originator's Idaho heritage.

Want to know more about the geneological society, including its certificate program for Idahoans with deep roots in the state? The group meets at noon on the third Saturday of every month (July 20) at the Idaho Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.


The club, known for providing healthy programs of all kinds for kids, has volunteer opportunities at its Moseley Center in Meridian and Kuna Summer Program locations.

To find out more, check out the group's website and click on the volunteer link. Find a link through this column at idahostatesman.com.


The Allen Foundation Inc. has given a $3,500 grant to the Garden City Library Foundation to support its Bells for Books program.

Bells for Books is a mobile literacy program. It serves communities in Garden City, including many that are home to low-income families. Other patrons include non-English speaking families who would otherwise find it difficult to get to the library.

In 2012 the program served 4,969 children and 690 adults. It also serves as a traveling library for the Learning Lab, Head Start, Kids Kampus and Anser Charter School.

Find out more, including how you can help the program, by visiting or calling the library, 6015 N. Glenwood St., Boise. 472-2940.


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