There is nothing like Independence Day and the celebrations that we’ve all come to know and love here in Sandpoint. It was recently announced that due to health and safety concerns for the community amid COVID-19, Sandpoint’s Lion Club has decided to cancel the annual Fourth of July events usually put on by its organization and members.
But, there is good news—and great news! After hearing this unfortunate news, Sandpoint resident Ron Korn wanted to do something about it. As a result, he went to social media, where he created a public Facebook page—Save Independence Day, Sandpoint. With help promoting the campaign from Steve Wasylko, the page had already garnered more than 1,400 members by the end of May, all who share the same patriotic goal—to keep Sandpoint's Fourth of July celebration alive.
Walk in your local Super 1 Foods store, and odds are you’re met by a friendly face, helping hands and a sense of community. Particularly during these uncertain times, our supermarket and grocery workers have been on the frontlines, making sure their communities have the goods they need, with a sense of “we’re all in this together” at every stage of the process.
While many of us were (or are) stuck at home, they’ve been the often unseen hands stocking shelves, cleaning carts and making sure the elderly and those most in need have access to the necessities.
But It’s not just COVID-19 that’s brought this about—Super 1 has always had community at its core. “At Super 1 Foods we emulate our founders’ values: trust, loyalty, integrity, dependability, safety,” says Jeff Hamley...
Sandpoint’s beloved Farmers’ Market has long been a community staple. Held in Farmin Park bordered by Oak and Main streets every Saturday and Wednesday throughout the spring, summer and early fall months, it’s an opportunity for the community to meet, relax and source fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers while perusing the local artisans and food vendors.
This year the market started later than expected due to COVID-19— Saturday May 16, was its opening day. The market looks different than in past years due to health precautions, but it is still committed to keeping Sandpoint and local communities supplied with the fresh, local goods they return for every year. For now, the market only offers staple products like vegetables, meat, cheese, bread and soap.