On Saturday, the following Christian service projects sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are planned in North Idaho and other local communities in conjunction with the Sept. 11 World Wide Service Day.
Members from the Sandpoint, Sunnyside and Westmond wards will paint 91 newly constructed curbs in Sandpoint. Volunteers will meet at the Sandpoint Stake Center on Kootenai Cut-off Road, by the fairgrounds, at 9 a.m. and will return to the Stake Center at noon. Those with small children will remain at the Stake Center and do cleanup there. Hot dogs will be served at the completion of the project. For more information call Meri Hovanski at (208) 255-8391.
• Priest River will stain approximately 800 feet of fence and a gazebo at Memorial Park, located at Treat and High streets, across from the post office, beginning at 10 a.m. Participants should bring a metal paint roller and a paintbrush. The stain and nap rollers will be provided. Call Leslie Stevens at (208) 448-1248 for information.
• Clark Fork will participate in a highway beautification activity by picking up debris. Call Jessica or Doug Fluckiger at (208) 266-1715 for information.
• Bonners Ferry will hold three service projects, including a project where firewood will be provided to military families that have a family member serving away from home, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, at 1512 Alderson Lane. Call Maureen Blackmore at (208) 267-8820 for more information. To donate wood, call James Cameron at (208) 267-1790.
The second service activity will be cleaning a trail for the U.S. Forest Service near Roman Nose. Bring gloves. All tools will be provided by the Forest Service. The activity will begin at 7:30 at the parking lot of the Bonners Ferry church. Call LaMar Olsen at (208) 267-7420 for information.
The third service activity includes cleaning flower beds and the grounds of Valley View School, beginning at 10 a.m. Bring garden tools and gloves. Call Robin Harriman at (208) 267-1786 for more information.
• Teens ages 16-18 from Sandpoint, Sagle, Clark Fork, Priest River, Bonners Ferry, Troy and Libby, Mont., and Newport, Wash., will be clearing a trail in Clark Fork with the Forest Service. They will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chevron station in Clark Fork. Those interested in volunteering should wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Lunch will be served at the completion of the project. Call Rick Ballard at (208) 263-2681 or Diana Dean at (208) 448-1372 for information.