Once again we are reminded of the tremendous power and beauty of mother nature as we welcome the month of March. Regardless of the weather that accompanies the beginning of Spring there are plenty of events and activities in our thriving small town.
The Homedale Public Library always has great events for the whole family.
CLICK HERE to visit their Facebook page or Website
Come to the library at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6th to learn to make your very own, or make one to give as a much appreciated gift. You will need a skein of 100% cotton yarn and a size "H" or "J" crochet hook. Not interested in this project? No worries! Bring your own project to work on and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow crafters!
In anticipation of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we are having a coloring contest for kids 2-8 yrs. old. Coloring page can be picked up at the Homedale Library and must be turned back into the library by March 7th. The winner will be chosen by members of the library board and will receive a plush Thidwick the Moose.
Dr. Seuss Night!!
Come and help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! We will have games, crafts, food, and prizes. Come join the fun on March 8th from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Tuesdays @ 10:00 Book Club for adults
Preschool story time each Friday at 10:15 a.m. For ages 1-5
Homedale USBC Youth City Tournament
Homedale Bowling Ally Saturday March 10th 10:00AM
Amazing and fun opportunity for youth - $900.00 in scholarships to be given out!
CLICK HERE to visit them on Facebook
Looking for a place to hold your next family reunion, bridal or baby shower, birthday or more?
Check out these amazing local options!
THE BOWLING ALLY
The Bowling Alley Restaurant has a banquet room available for your party or large group gathering. Seating up to 60. CLICK HERE to visit their website or call (208) 337-3424
THE HOMEDALE SENIOR CENTER
For info on renting the Senior Center of Homedale. Please call 208-337-3020 and ask for Joan. The Center is open Tuesday-Thurs. 8-1:30 pm. It is a Community Center as well as a Senior Center, when thinking of reunions, graduations, funerals call us.
EVER consider becoming a Chamber of Commerce Member?
Your membership does go a long way!
Supporting the chamber allows us to continue to help with community events,particularly in Homedale for the Holidays Night Light Parade as well as the community Easter Egg Hunt.
Your membership gets you some inexpensive marketing as well:
► You receive a preferred business listing on the www.cityofhomedale.com website with a direct link to your website.
► You also get your logo on the homepage scrolling banner ad.
► Additionally, we have some exciting initiatives planned for 2018! Stay tuned......
Please let us know if you have any questions!
President, Gavin Parker
The Homedale Middle School Future City team has won the state competition and now has a chance to compete at the national finals in Washington DC. Any donations to help with airfare and accommodations is appreciated! Contact: Lindsey Love (208) 989-5139
An open house, bake sale, and community presentation will be held Monday February 5th at 6:00 pm at Homedale Middle School.
President's Day February 19th
February 23rd Homedale Talent Show @ High School Old Gym from 6:30 - 7:45
February 24th Family Fun Bowling Fundraiser! CLICK HERE to learn more by visiting their FACEBOOK page!
The quiet months of winter seem to settle in after the excitement of the holidays. Take advantage of this time to enjoy a good book from our local library, meet with friends for a round of bowling, or brave the elements and try some duck hunting on the banks of the Snake River!
► Stay active in our community. Come attend our monthly City Council Meeting 6:00 Wednesday January 10th @ City Hall
► Join in at a Chamber of Commerce meeting. This month's meeting will be held at noon Tuesday January 23rd @ the Bowling Ally
If you haven’t been to the Homedale Library for a while, stop by:
"We have lots of new movies and books! New carpet, children’s stacks, and computer carrels! And much more! Come in out of the cold and find a new book or movie to enjoy! Always something going on at the Homedale Public Library. Come check out the new changes!"
The Homedale Public Library also offers a Teens & Tweens program afternoons at 4:00 Monday - Saturday
For more information check out their website:http://homedale.lili.org
or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Homedale-Public-Library-313125422103661/
Everyone has different things that make Christmas, Christmas: the excitement and anticipation of finding the perfect gifts for the ones we love, delectable recipes that take time and effort to prepare only on special occasions, the chaos and joy of children on vacation, handmade ornaments to hang on your tree. Whatever it is that makes the holidays special to you, embrace it. From the City of Homedale to all of you, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
► December 2, 9, & 16th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ the Old Gym Homedale High School
► December 3rd from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm @ The Bowling Ally
Local vendors have gathered to hold a Christmas Shopping event at the Bowling Ally. There will be Paparazzi, LuLaRoe, Scentsy, 31 Bags, Jamberry, Usborne Books, DoTerra AND LimeLight by Alcone!
Get all of your Christmas Shopping done in one fun place!
► Toys For Tots @ The Senior Center due december 6th
TOYS FOR TOTS are being collected at the Homedale Senior Center.
*****Toys need to be brought in by December 6th*****
Please bring an unwrapped new toy and place it under the tree in the lobby.
The center is open Tuesday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The children appreciate it!
► Clean Out Your Closets & Help Donate to the Senior Center: Hoping to Raise 500 lbs of items by the end of December!
Homedale Senior Center partners with Savers for fundraising. We are looking to raise 500 lbs. by the end of Dec. What this means is what you donate to us and what we do not us in our Thrift Store we bag and box and send to Savers when we have 500 or more lbs.
Savers then weighs and pays us so much a lb. for clothing, bedding, books, misc. etc. This also helps the center. So, if you plan on donating, why not donate to us and help the Center out. We are open 8- 1pm and we can also pick-up. The phone number is 1-208-337-3020.
► Christmas Dinner @ The Senior Center December 21st
Christmas Dinner at the Homedale Senior Center will be Dec. 21st. turkey with all the trimmings for a donation per person
► HPD Helps Community Prevent Package Thefts
How amazing is our local law enforcement? Just another perk of living in a small town!
If you are worried about somebody stealing your packages off your porch, you can have them delivered to the Homedale Police Department and we will keep them until you can come pick them up. You can make them C/O of the Homedale Police Department, 31 W. Wyoming Ave, Homedale ID 83628. Once the package arrives, you can pick it up at the police department with a pictured ID, easy cheesy.
► Highlights from the Night Light Parade
November, a time for thankfulness. Watching family and friends last weekend at our state playoff football game, I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride and fellowship. Generations of alumni, players, and coaches past and present coming together to support our Trojans. I am so very thankful for the amazing community we have in the city of Homedale.
With the holidays looming take time to take a breath and appreciate what is around you for there is always something to be thankful for. (Photo Credit: Stacey Bittick)
► Do some Christmas shopping at the Homedale Farmers' Holiday Markets in November and December <see dates and details below>
► Open enrolllment for Health Insurance begins November 1st
Open enrollment is the term used for the time of year when all Idaho residents can shop for and change any insurance policies they have. It is also a good time for those who don’t have insurance to become insured.
Each year insurance companies change some policies and the monthly premium amount for those policies.
Open Enrollment starts on November 1st and goes through December 15th in 2017 and this is the time to meet with a knowledgeable Health Insurance Agent to go over what will be available for 2018.
Our agents are highly trained and can help you navigate through the confusing insurance market. It does not cost you anything to consult with an insurance agent. Insurers of Idaho can also help you apply with the Idaho Deparment of Health and Welfare for something called an Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC). You may qualify for this based on household income. It is then used to lower your monthly premium with the insurance carriers.
Contact us today to see how we can help!
Insurers of Idaho
Brian & Kim Ashliman
5660 E. Franklin Rd, Suite 300 | Nampa, ID 83687
► Fall Festival Carnival @ Homedale Elementary November 11th from 4:00-7:00
► Blood Drive on November 14th held in the Homedale High School Old Gym from 8:30am until 2:00pm.
► Senior Center Holiday Bazaar November 18th 9:00-4:00 at the Senior Center
► November 23rd Happy Thanksgiving from Homedale Chamber of Commerce!
► Night Light Parade November 25th ELF theme!
Line Up 5:30 pm in front of Tolmies
Parade 6:00 and will end at the Park Mayor will then light city Christmas Tree. Kids can visit Santa in the park.
Fall is officially here as we greet cooler weather and the first bit of rain as it refreshes the land from a hot summer. There are a lot of activities going on in Homedale during October including the Safe-and-Sane Halloween trick or treat in town and even a Halloween themed carnival for the kids! Check out the list below!
Questions? Comments? Like to add your events? CLICK HERE to Contact Us Today!
► October 21st from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm come support the Homedale Marching Band and get your car washed at the Homedale High School parking lot
► October 31st HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Safe-n-Sane Halloween Trick or Treating at participating businesses (look for a pumpkin in the window) 3:30-6:00 or when candy runs out!
Costume Contest at City Hall for a Boy, Girl and Family (gift certificate for family winner)
Businesses - would you like to participate? Get your pumpkin from City Hall.
Halloween Themed Carnival @ Homedale High School Old Gym from 3:30-6:30. Lots of fun actvities for the kids:
» Cupcake Walk
» Bean Bag Paint Balloon Pop
» Find Gummy Worm or Bubble Gum in Whip Cream Race
» Tin Can Throw
» Toilet Paper Mummy
» Pumpkin Bowling & More!
Harvest season is bountiful across the fields of Owyhee County and it's surrounding area. Corn, onions, potatoes, wheat, and hops are just a few of the crops that grow here in our valley. School is in full swing and echos from the announcers and cheers from cheerleaders will be heard this Friday night at our first home Varsity Football game. Lots to do and experience in our home town this month. Check it out!
September 1st Mourning Dove Season opens to hunters. Learn more about season rules and regulations at Idaho Fish and Game https://idfg.idaho.gov/rules/migratory
Be sure to fill your tanks and get your hunting license at Matteson's and grab some delicious home cooked breakfast at the Bowling Ally on your way.
Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline
The general election to be held in and for the City of Homedale, Idaho, will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The election will be held for the purpose of electing the following offices for the specified terms:
Mayor - Four (4) years
Councilmember - Four (4) years
Councilmember - Four (4) years
The deadline for filing Declarations of Candidacy is Friday, September 8 at 5:00 pm. Declarations of Candidacy are available at City Hall in the office of the city clerk at 31 W. Wyoming Ave, Homedale from the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
FOOTBALL, VOLLEYBALL, CROSS COUNTRY sports are in full swing! Check out a game and support local youth.
Schedules can be viewed at trojansports.net!
Homecoming will be the week of September 18th - September 23rd. The parade will be Wednesday the 20th line up will be at 2:50 PM. The Varsity Football game is the evening of the 22nd. The Homecoming Dance will be the evening of the 23rd.
The city of Homedale is buzzing with activity this month! With much anticipation the Owyhee County Fair and Rodeo comes to town! Celebrating a century of fair and rodeo, this event will be one for the history books.
Children are enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation as school will be starting the end of the month.
Check out the list of important dates and events below....
Have a community event you would like to add? Click Here to contact us today!
► COSSA MINI EXPO Tuesday, August 8 at 3 PM - 7 PM
Representatives from CWI, TVCC, other colleges, and the military will be here to answer your questions, get you registered, or just give you more information about their programs. If you've already graduated and aren't sure what your plans are for the fall, this is the place to be!
► August 8 – August 12 Buckaroo Breakfast
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COME have breakfast with us on your way to the Owyhee County Fair.
We will have sausage, pancakes and eggs.
Homedale Senior Center
224 W Idaho Ave, Homedale, Idaho 83628
► Tuesday August 22 First Day of School
The sun has set on the last day of June in all it's beautiful glory. A fisherman in his boat slowly drifts by in the setting sun. The occasional pop of early fireworks followed by children's laughter can be heard along with the peaceful humming of crickets. The smell of freshly cut hay and fragrant mint fields fill the air. Summer.
Our beautiful city offers much to do this July. Starting things off with a bang is Independence Day.
► Tuesday, July 4th come join us at the annual Independence Day parade at 9:00 featuring the demolition derby cars and more! Then join the Lions Club in watching the annual Demolition Derby
► July 14th begins the annual Conner Landa Memorial Softball Tourney @ Sundance Park Call 208-989-2947 for more information.
Summer has officially arrived!
Warm sunny days accompany a full list of activities to keep us busy during the next few months. Our community offers a wide variety of things to do for people of all ages. Check out this list below!
Have an activity or event you would like to add? Click here to Email or Call 208-250-5994 today to get on our publishing list!
► Now! The Homedale Municipal Pool is open
Hours: 1-5 & 7-9 pm Monday - Saturday
Swim Lessons, Pool Rental & Season Passes Available! Call (208) 697-2365
► Homedale Farmer's Market begins
June 1 and runs through September 28th
3:30 – 7:30 pm Bette Uda Park every Thursday
► Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the Tiny House project through the COSSA Program! Tickets will be available through the end of June.
Purchase tickets at the following locations:
Metro Community Services
304 N. Kimball Avenue, Caldwell, ID 83605
Metro Meals on Wheels
4900 N. Rosepoint Way, Suite C, Boise, ID 83713
109 Penny Lane, Wilder, ID 83676
For more information, visit: http://metrocommunityservices.net/project-tiny-house
► Chamber meetings will not be held in June or July. Next Chamber meeting will be August 22nd! See you then!