Take pride in Head of the Pend Oreille

On September 29th, Priest River held the second annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta.  This is the only Regatta in the State of Idaho.  There were 2 universities, 1 high school and several master rowing club crews who participated.  This included a club from Nelson BC.  Many of the people who entered the Regatta made their second visit to Priest River and arrived early to be at the Friday BBQ/row-by.  The conditions were perfect, which insured great memories for all.   Priest River can take pride in the Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta weekend  

The Priest River Yacht Club hosted the event and its members put in tireless hours to ensure the event was successful.   I would like to give special thanks to my wonderful committee:  Linda Andis, Rusty Pavey, Gail Johnson and Todd Sudick for a job well done.

However, this truly is a community project.  The Priest River Yacht Club Regatta Committee would like to recognize all who participated in making this event such a wonderful success.

Volunteers and Supporters

Priest River Yacht Club members

    Michelle Rohrer-River Dwell Studio

Yacht Club Maintenance Cmtte.        Jeanne Gerke, particularly Don Hamp and Lanny Helgeson    Andy Andis

Army Corps of Engineers,                 Betsy Hull

  Albeni Falls Dam Project        

Bonner County Sheriff    

Bonner County Sheriff’s Marine Unit

West Pend Oreille Fire Department             Coast Guard Auxiliary

Priest River Police Department            Priest River Veterans Honor Guard

Bonner County Parks and Recreation        The Priest River Times

Park Hosts Byron and Debbie Williams        The Miner

Dan Gehn and Glen Putyrae: Gonzaga Rowing    Nickel’s Worth Publication

Jane Lariviere: WSU Women’s Crew           

Country Lanes

Martin Stacey: CDA rowing                    Mason’s Meats

LaClede Community Center                    Mitchell’s Harvest Foods

Priest River Chamber of Commerce                The Ranch Club

The Hardwood Grill                        The Village Kitchen


Of course, there are a lot of expenses associated with an event of this size. Staging such an event would have been impossible without the financial support of the following generous people and organizations:


Priest River Community Foundation                              


Berg & McLaughlin, Chtd.                                  Concept 2

Panhandle State Bank, Priest River                Edward Jones

Kelly’s Vay Mart                        Mac’s Grocery

White Cross Pharmacy                    Glahe and Associates, Inc.

Panhandle State Bank, Sandpoint                 Priest River Lions

Priest River Development Corporation                Ranch Club


Dave Dahlke                            Nancy and Bill Burnett

Patricia and Todd Sudick                    pdsLLC

Carol and Michael Dmitriev                    Shirley and Quinten Meland

Cheryl and Doug Eddy-Moromarco


Patricia Sudick,

Priest River Yacht Club Regatta Chair

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