Thirty YEARS

The Bonner County Human Task Force is inviting the community to help celebrate their

30 th Anniversary on July 15 in the Granary district outside of Matchwood Brewery. The

celebration will kick off at 4 pm with music from Bright Moments, and continue until 8:30

or 9. It will feature brief vignettes about the history and activities of the Task Force,

poetry, and much more music from Max Reed, violinist, and Nights of Neon. Beth

Pederson will also perform and play some songs for the audience to sing along--in

accordance with the title of the event, “Add Your Voice.”

The Task Force has been a voice for peace, equality and respect for all since

1992—and is asking community members to add their voices—and join the effort to

keep Bonner County a safe as well as a beautiful place to be.

There will be T-shirts available for a donation, with new designs that symbolize standing

together and replacing hate with love. Images that reflect the feelings and beliefs of

most of the people who live here, and help to erase the stain left on our region by the

presence of the Aryan Nations and other extremist groups.

A new book called, “Torn: Married to a White Supremacist,” the memoir of Christine

Eddy, will be launched that day. Also a new, and highly acclaimed volume of Ukrainian

poetry, published by Lost Horse Press, will be available. There will be a Silent Auction

and art activities for children—and anyone who feels creative.

The Task Force is hoping to raise funds and gain new members—but also to provide an

opportunity for those who have been supporters for all these years to come together to

celebrate what has been achieved as well as gain encouragement, inspiration and

strength to face the challenges that lie ahead.