With beautiful butterflies for its 2016 theme, the Idaho Women for Success organization announces its annual Easter Bonnet Scholarship Luncheon will be held Saturday at the Nampa Civic Center, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and lunch served at noon.
The elegant “Trio Buffet” will include broccoli cheese soup, salads and assorted sandwiches, such as Greek vegetable wrap, smoked turkey with brie and roast beef and cheddar cheese. Lemon bars and brownies will complete the meal. The center’s staff and the club members will assist with the serving.
President Rita Anderson reports that reservations are due by Wednesday, and the cost for the meal is $16 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger. For more information or reservations, call Barbara Louderbach at 466-5132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The highlight of the afternoon is the Easter Parade, and everyone is encouraged to wear her favorite or most creative bonnet. There will be prizes in six categories: Butterfly Theme, Vintage, Red Hats, Most Elegant, Most Outrageous and Best Child’s Hat, worn by youngsters 12 and under.
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The proceeds from this event go to scholarships for women in Idaho. There will be games, raffles and a silent auction with wonderful theme baskets. Those attending will have chances to win handmade quilts, a Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet, tickets to a concert and an iROLA 7-inch Kids Tablet/Dual Camera. Louderbach reported that the ladies from the classic clothing group Style ‘n Time will be attending.
The scholarship winners from 2015 were Brianna Dill, a Boise State University student, and Heather Burgess, at the University of Idaho.
RESTAURANT HONORS RAILROAD HISTORY AND NAMPA’S DEWEY PALACE
Don’t misunderstand: The cozy, colorful little Dewey Restaurant and Lounge at 113 13th Ave. S. in downtown Nampa in no way is trying to replace the original Dewey Palace hotel. The Palace was completed by Col. W.H. Dewey in December 1902, costing approximately a quarter million dollars, according to Lynda Campbell Clark in her book “Nampa, Idaho, 1885-1985: A Journey of Discovery.” The magnificent hotel closed in 1956 and was torn down in 1963.
“The community has mourned ever since,” wrote Clark.
The Dewey today, owned by Chris Strawn, displays a small photograph of its namesake hotel, but otherwise is distinguished by its delightful lunches, dinners and cocktails, TV in the bar for viewing sporting events and unique artwork. (Don’t miss the Anti-Vampire Fries, which are laced with garlic, the Dewey Wings BBQ or the Fried Pickles.)
Strawn, a big promoter of Nampa who has been president of the Nampa Downtown Business Association, also helped form the Canyon County Co-op and serves on its board.
His sharp eye for art led to the unusual décor in the Dewey. Commanding the most attention is the brilliant red upper wall embellished by large, gloriously colored photographs by Lawrence Manning. The photos are all of amazing railroad graffiti, available in different sizes, framed or unframed, and printed by the artist on fine-arts archival paper. For more information, email Lawrence@trackgallery.com.
There are also displays of Steampunk Impulses by Shawn Hubbs, with unique designs of a blimp, a clock and, of all things, a meat grinder.
As spring weather approaches, Strawn is hoping to have outdoor tables for drinks and dining.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PLAN FINAL LENTEN DINNER
The Knights of Columbus invite the public to the final Lenten Alaskan Cod Fish Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday in Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden St., Caldwell.
The Knights have been cooking up their special secret recipe for fried and baked cod for more than 20 years. The cost is $10 per person, $8 for seniors and kids 5-12; $35 for families.
There will also be a silent auction, featuring handmade crafts and “lots of neat stuff.” The proceeds all go back into the community for youth sports, Christmas bikes and coats for kids and other worthy causes.
Marie D. Galyean is a journalist and freelance writer who has lived in Canyon County for more than 40 years. Do you have any news about West Treasure Valley people, events and other subjects of interest? Email your ideas and stories to: email@example.com.