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Chamber of Commerce Has Coming Events Planned

Castle Square Lights up during the holidays - by Janet Juroch

Though a lot of the big summer events are over, the Greater Garden Valley Chamber is still working for the businesses in the community. Events are still happening and here are some of the coming favorites the local community does not want to miss.

Businesses decorate for the Lighting Contest – photo by Janet Juroch

Mark your calendars the Annual CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST.  Many Chamber Member businesses participate and like to get the decorating done in time for the town festivities starting right after Thanksgiving. The town lights up on these dark nights and is always fun to see. Prize money is donated by IDAHO POWER. Contest judging is December 8th at 6pm.   Contact Tami Smith in the afternoon by phone at 208-462-4620, or An application needs to be filled out to be considered and turned in to Tami the Friday before. The GGVCC says, “Thanks again Bryan Wewers of Idaho Power who makes this possible!”

NYE 2016 Lantern Lighting – photo by Janet Juroch

Another favorite is the New Year’s Eve LANTERN LIGHTING at Weilmunster Park. Lanterns are on sale now at the Garden Valley Market in the Customer Service booth. Lanterns are $5.00 each. They are bio-degradable and no wires to harm any animals. More information is on the Chamber Facebook page. This is the FUNDRAISER for the GGVCC Scholarship fund, where two deserving Garden Valley High School seniors will receive $1000 scholarships. Hurry to get a lantern or two, or more.  Last year there were only a few for sale at the park the day of.  They sell out quickly! Then be ready for the spectacular NYE event!

The Chamber YELLOW BOOK is finishing up. Last minute new members may still have time to get in this year’s phone book. The book goes out to all the households in GV, Banks and Lowman.  If any business wants to be a part of this useful book, join up as a chamber member quickly by contacting The one line business ads are free, bolded one line ads are $10 and a 7 line ad is twenty five dollars for a year.

Be sure and check out the big chamber maps located at local businesses. Local roads and businesses are clearly seen on this map. The map is free.

Written by Janet Juroch