The leaves are falling and that can only mean one thing...it's time for Stone Soup!
Bingham County SECICAA will be hosting the 10th annual Stone Soup fundraiser on October 9th 2013 at Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot. Doors open at 5:30PM. The lesson of Stone Soup in Bingham County is very important to rural communities. Stone Soup shared amongst neighbors rich and poor symbolizes unity amongst the community. The funds raised from the Stone Soup fundraiser will be pooled together just like the garnishments of the Stone Soup to help those in Bingham County that need a hand up. Come out and support Bingham county Stone Soup. Soups will be provided by Bingham county businesses and organizations. Tickets are available at SEICAA in Blackfoot for $7/individual and $25/family. Prices at the door are $8/individual and $30/family, so hurry and purchase your tickets now. For more information contact SEICAA at 208-785-1583.
Bannock County SEICAA will be hosting the 25th annual Stone Soup fundraiser on October 21st 2013 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union building. In this trying economic period the lesson of Stone Soup is very relevant to contemporary times. Simply put, in times of scarcity when the community pulls together, everyone has enough. Stone Soup is used by SEICAA to help those in our community as a hand up much like the soup is used in the story to give the travelers a hand up. Please come and support the Stone Soup celebration by coming together and making sure that everyone has some. Soups will be provided by local area businesses. Tickets are available at 825 E. Bridger in Pocatello and the cost is $7 for a single or $25 for a family, tickets at the door will increase so purchase your tickets in advance. Doors open at 5:00PM. Contact SEICAA at 208-232-1114 x126 for more information.
As summer winds down, it’s time to prepare for autumn…and school days! Purchasing school supplies, clothing, and paying fees associated with the school year can be daunting for many households, particularly households with multiple school aged children. To help reduce the burden on economically disadvantaged households, community groups and organizations offer assistance- SEICAA is one such organization. School supplies and school fee assistance is available (for qualifying households) in all seven southeast Idaho counties:
Bannock: SEICAA is a partner in “Back 2 School Giveaway 2013.” The event will be held at Gate City Christian Church located at 202 W. Siphon August 17 from 10am-1pm.
Bear Lake: SEICAA’s Bear Lake office has limited school supplies and school fee assistance. Contact SEICAA at 208-847-1462 for more information.
Bingham: People in Bingham County can call August 19th to schedule an appointment for help with school supplies and student activity fees. Participants will need to have a current file and bring a list of school supplies needed for their students. Supplies are limited so please call 785-1583 for your appointment.
Caribou: Caribou County has limited supplies with availability starting around August 15. Contact SEICAA at 208-547-4257 for more information.
Franklin: Franklin County has limited school supplies and school fee assistance. Contact SEICAA at 208-852-1515 for more information.
Oneida: School supply distribution begins August 6th. Assistance with a portion of the school fees and extracurricular fees may be available for income-qualifying Oneida County students. Call 208-766-2737 for more information.
Power: SEICAA’s Power County office will begin school supply distribution August 19th at 9am. Contact SEICAA at 208-226-7330 for more information.
All school supplies and school and extracurricular fee assistance are provided through donations from the community. SEICAA would like to thank all those that contribute to these programs so that students may begin the year with everything they need to be successful.
Bear Lake County: Golfing "Fore" Families Golf Tournament is September 14, 2013. Registration opens August 14 at 8am. This tournament is held in Montpelier, Idaho; the tournament starts at 10:30am. Golfing “fore” Families raises funds for school fees, extra-curricular support, and other emergency needs. For more information call 208-847-1462.
Bingham County: Bingham County will host the 10th Annual Stone Soup event at Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot in October. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups, please contact SEICAA at 208-785-1583.
Bannock County: SEICAA will host the 25th Annual Stone Soup October 21, 2013 at Idaho State University. This community event brings together local restaurants and organizations in a soup contest, while raising funds for emergency needs in Bannock County. Contact SEICAA at 208-232-1114 x 126 for more information.