Rising from the ashes isn’t very easy. Just a year ago, a portion of Idaho City businesses burned to the ground as the historic boardwalk went up in flames (you can see a video here). Phoenix Day is a celebration of the enthusiasm and determination of the townsfolk to rise from the ashes and recover from the June 2015 Boardwalk Fire.
|Rhonda Jameson designed the poster.|
The poster, designed by Rhonda, gives the highlights of the event. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the statement of recovery is scheduled for June 11, 2016.
Take State Hwy 21 up from Boise to reach Idaho City. Turn on Main Street. You’ll see Donna’s Place, which has rebuilt twice from fires during the 16 years of this century. The café and grocery store avoided the most recent catastrophe. I particularly enjoy getting a cone filled with any of the varieties of ice cream available.
Catty-corner you’ll find Miss Carolyn’s Unique Quilts and Crafts at 229 Main Street. Enjoy browsing through the many items while you enjoy the shade offered by the tall tree out front. Thanks to the quick action of volunteer fire fighters and locals, the trees and buildings were saved from the angry blaze.
Directly next door is a wonderful collection of many intriguing items. The flowers and greenery are lovely.
Come support the local businesses and get in on the fun activities, such as games and an auction. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and live music.
There’ll be fire awareness information. Learn more about fire safety and the history of fires in this lovely area.
|IOOF, taken by Brian Teutsch|
|Main Street, Idaho City 2007|
If you’ve already been to Idaho City, come on back to visit again. If it’s still on your bucket list, the weather is great and it’s a wonderful time to experience the West at its Best.