Friday, September 17, 2010


This month’s Chamber of Commerce Social was spiced up by Diane Caughlin’s tasty cooking and a whole lotta member updates.

NOTE that the New Officer Election will take place in November, so please be thinking of members that may want to step up and lead the Chamber.

The Parent/Teachers Organization at the school will be organizing a Halloween Carnival, in conjunction with Trunk-OR-Treat. For outsiders looking in, this is Crouch’s annual “decorate the trunk and hand out goodies” event, which is meant to provide kids with Safe & Fun entertainment for this ghoulish night, and which brings the animal out in local adults as well.

Les Bois is now offering great rates on Auto Insurance and encourages members to come in and sign up for a free financial planning appointment with one of their bankers. They are currently offering great rates on consumer loans. (208) 462-4222.

Kathy Vaughn, broker with Garden Valley Properties, will be hosting an event in October at Silverado Pines, a new development with 58 lots available, ranging from two to six acres. They would like businesses and vendor participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Kathy Vaughn at

Sun Country Salon’s Diane Carlson appreciates all the community support and reminds us to call ahead for an appointment. (208)462-4554.

School Super Mike Tomlin announced the Garden Valley ribbon-cutting ceremony at the school on Monday, September 13th, for the new biomass boiler that is running clean, green & efficient. If you missed the ribbon cutting, stop by anytime for a tour. We so proud!

School is in full swing and just completed the 4th week. Two new teachers, Keelee Harrold, Kindergarten, and Susie Briggs, First Grade, are settled in and doing great. There is also a new Business Technologies Program available for students. This year, Garden Valley School also has four foreign exchange students.

Cara Mosedale, owner of Garden Valley Fitness, encourages locals and part-time visitors to join the Gym—there is a deal for everyone. The Gym offers classes in Yoga, Stretching, Fire Dancing and Kettle Bells. Call or stop by and talk to Cara or Zach, for more information. (208) 462-2822

The Fire Department Auxiliary will be having the Low-Country Shrimp Boil and Cajun Cook on September 18, from 5-8. Food will be served, and music and entertainment will be taking place all night. The event will be at Weilmunster Park and everyone is invited. The Entertainment is free and the dinner is just $20.00. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are limited!

Garden Valley is applying for this year’s tourism grant dollars; if you have ideas or suggestions on ways to promote Garden Valley area Travel, Recreation and Tourism, contact K’Lynn Kennedy, at . The Chamber should have a proposal submitted to the Southwest Idaho Travel Council within 45 days. All suggestions are appreciated.

BIG NEWS: New member, Marlene Robison, has volunteered to organize and clean up the Chamber bulletin board, located on the porch of the Community Hall. Please drop off any promotional materials you have to the Chamber office (Garden Valley Properties), and they will make sure Marlene gets your updated information.

Chamber looks forward to seeing everyone at the next Social, on October 14, 6 p.m., in Crouch Community Hall.

To contact Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce, call (208) 462-5003 or mail to

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