We Need YOUR VOTE!

HELP us by voting YES, November 3rd.

Back in 2018, the community spoke and ever since the MAC | McCammon Action Council volunteers have been working hard to bring our fellow residents’ ideas and requests to life.

Topping the list, residents wanted a new community center and fire station.

After months of hard work researching and brain storming, a plan was put in place which would make everything feasible, allowing McCammon to receive substantial grant money and other assistance needed to pull off these important projects in a way that ties everything together. (see below)

Now it is up to the residents to vote YES and we can get the ball rolling!

Following are posters breaking down the details. If you have questions or need more information before casting your vote, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

~Together We Grow!

Safety+Fair=FUN!

Arriving to the Safety Fair at the McCammon Ball Park.
Our local Sheriffs hosted the Bike Safety Course – (also known as the Bike Rodeo!)
Railroad Safety by OPERATION LIFESAVER | Idaho
Electrical Safety booth sponsored by Rocky Mountain Power & Hosted by Rico Portuese, Sr. Safety Administrator
Clang Clang! All Aboard!

OUR THANKS to the many volunteers who make this event possible and the companies and organizations who host each fun and educational experience. We are grateful to have such generous, dedicated people working in these important positions in our community.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support and enjoy this event with us. —We’ll see you next year!

Farmers Market at Little Rock

Kathy Spiegel, owner of Marsh Valley Farm...now at the Little Rock Cafe Monday through Saturday!

Kathy Spiegel, owner of Marsh Valley Farm…now at the Little Rock Cafe Monday through Saturday!

Plants, flowers, produce, eggs, raw honey, hand-made jewelry and other goodies are available along with outdoor dining or take-away.

We at MAC | McCammon Action Council so appreciate Kathy for bringing the Farmers Market to McCammon. This was a big goal of the MAC early development meetings…many residents expressed they would like to have a farmers market, but no one had been able to make it happen until Kathy agreed to lead the way.

The outdoor farmers market is held every Friday from 9-noon at the Pavilion Park on 6th and Center and while we continue to grow and expand the outdoor market, we are loving that we now have access to many of these items daily at her shop at Little Rock.

Thank you Kathy for all you do to make our community great!

*The day I stopped by for this photo shoot, the Tour of Idaho participants pictured above were enjoying lunch outside under the umbrella shaded tables and remarked about the warm hospitality Kathy provided them.

The motorcycle group is touring all the way from Malad to the top of Idaho and single riders as well as groups up to three will be stopping by the entire month of August for refueling and a brief respite before hitting the intense off-road trails again.

MAC’s “Together We Grow” Tote

New! “Together We Grow” Large Canvas Tote Bag produced by MAC | McCammon Action Council.

Perfect for the grocery store, farmers market, pool side…A generous size, it has long handles making it easy to carry over the shoulder.

So how do you get one you ask? Simply by supporting your favorite (😁), local, non-profit, volunteer-based, community organization: MAC!

Make a one-time donation of $20, – or – if you are a PATRON, receive a special discount and other goodies based on your tier level.

Contact us to reserve your tote bag now or come visit us at the farmers market every Friday and get yours there.

FEBRUARY 2021 UPDATE:

We’re gearing up for springtime and stocking up on our “Together We Grow” Totes in prep for year three (wow!) of our McCammon Farmers Market.

If you missed the chance to get your tote last year, we’d love to hear from you before placing this new order. WRITE US today to reserve yours!

Volunteer Firefighters Needed

McCammon Volunteer Firefighters, Rich Pierson, Fire Chief

Fire Chief Rich Pierson and McCammon’s Volunteer Fire Fighters: Jerry Mercer, Jean Pierson, Lane Pierson and Dallin Nelson. Shown here at the 2019 Rain in the Park event they hosted. 

We are proud of you and your dedication to our community.  Thank you for your service!

Become a Volunteer Firefighter!

The City of McCammon is looking for volunteers to join the crew.  Training is provided.  Please call (208) 254-3200.

Together we grow.

For as little as $3.33/month, you can make a big difference! The McCammon Action Council now offers an easy way for individuals, families and businesses to contribute to our non-profit organization: Become a Patron!

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK, THE FARMERS MARKET, COMMUNITY GARDENS, A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER, COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES…All proceeds from our patrons will go to fund the activities, events and projects we currently have in production and those we will be developing soon.


“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” 
~Helen Keller

In addition to the pure joy of giving 😊—MAC patrons receive discounts, free T-shirts and other benefits…check out the details [here]

Let’s GROW our new Farmers Market Together!

Here’s a fun idea: Host gatherings with fellow artisans during the winter months in preparation for the 2020 market! —MAC
Here’s a fun idea: Host gatherings with fellow artisans during the winter months in preparation for the 2020 market! —MAC

The McCammon Farmers Market is currently scheduled for every Friday (May-October) from 9 am-12 noon at the Center & 6th Street Park. The McCammon Action Council is behind this event and with our wonderful lead, Kathy Spiegel, we were able to get the market up and running in 2019.

Many in the community reached out to us to say they would like to shop the market, but are working and not able to on Fridays. We want you to know “We hear you!” and are currently working to see if we can move it to Saturday or expand it to Friday and Saturday this year.

We’re also looking to expand and grow the market to include arts, crafts and much more. If we receive the participation we’d like to see, we’ll have booths set-up all around the pavilion park. Our vision is to have an abundance of locally grown produce…but also an array of local artisans and vendors sharing their talents and wares.

If this has piqued your interest and you’d like to be involved —in any capacity—please contact us now to get started. Spring will be here before we know it!—LeAnn, MAC-McCammon Action Council

Let’s GROW our new Farmers Market together! 

Be it homemade bread and preserves, artwork, woodwork, pottery, macrame, quilts, soaps, jewelry, honey, flowers, plants, clothing, antiques…

Whatever your specialty or skill set, we’d love to see you involved!

Contact us now for help and ideas in planning your own booth or perhaps collaborating with a group!  

The Harkness Hotel – Our Story

We stayed in a mediocre hotel during our honeymoon. After that memorable experience we started thinking about the possibility of creating a luxury hotel ourselves “someday.”

That “someday” came a lot sooner than we thought it would (two years vs. decades down the road.) Neither of us had owned a business nor had any hospitality industry experience prior to embarking on this journey. Our limited knowledge of hotels came from traveling in our single days, staying in various hotels around the world. However, when the opportunity presented itself—as risky as it sounded to everyone (including ourselves)—we knew that uprooting our family from Washington D.C. and moving to a village (population 805) somehow felt right.

The work we had in store was daunting and some days we’ve wondered, “What were we thinking?!”

An intense year of major renovations first resuscitated and then breathed new life into the building. There is a lot to be said for putting in good ol’ elbow grease and investing in beautiful structures of days gone by. They just don’t build today like they did in the past. However, it isn’t for the faint of heart or spirit, mind you!

With the help of numerous members of the community and many hopes and prayers, our crazy dream became a reality and we opened in July 2014 with eight rooms and suites.

Since then, we have continued to renovate and improve our building adding two ground floor rooms, The Ivory & The Slate…

…and also opened the Harkness Salon & Spa (May 2017) matching the atmosphere of the hotel.

In November 2018, we received the “2018 Most Inspired Design of The Americas” award at a ceremony held in London.  We were surprised and honored to say the least. 

We’ve come a long way in just a few short years. It’s amazing what can be accomplished with creative vision, a little resourcefulness, having great help, and dedicating countless hours to an inspirational project.

Our next venture is a restaurant within the building…fingers crossed it will come together in 2020!

Unexpected luxury sums up what we’ve created here in McCammon, Idaho…some say the pictures don’t do the renovation justice. —You’ll just have to come and check it out for yourself!

Best,

Aaron & Arianne Hunsaker

The Harkness Hotel

Arianne & Aaron Hunsaker, Owners
Harkness Hotel, Harkness Salon|Spa


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Movie Night in the Park

Our First Movie Night in the Park was held July 26th, 2019. Over 300 people brought their blankets, pillows and lawn chairs and settled in for a night of cinematic entertainment under the stars.

We think it’s pretty clear…An “INCREDIBLE” time was had by all. 😉


Our leads on this were Sherri Bordeaux and Aaron Hunsaker—a big shout-out to them: Thank you for making this our new summer tradition. —Four movie nights are planned for 2020!

This event was produced by MAC (McCammon Action Council.) We so appreciate all our sponsors and every person who contributed to its success. Thank you: City of McCammon, Dale Kinloch, Pierson Livestock, Mark Detton, Ireland Bank and Idaho Central Credit Union.


MAC’s second Movie Night in the Park, August 16th, 2019:

Our sponsors: City of McCammon, Ireland Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, Pierson Livestock, Dale Kinloch, Mark Detton. Thank you to one and all for your support!

We’ll see you next summer!

Rain in the Park

2019 Rain in the Park Event hosted by the McCammon Volunteer Fire Department

The 2019 Rain in the Park event hosted by the McCammon Volunteer Firefighters was a blast again this year.

McCammon Volunteer Firefighters, Rich Pierson, Fire Chief
Rich Pierson (2nd from left)

Rich Pierson, McCammon’s Fire Chief and the volunteer fire crew were leading the fun on Saturday, August 17th.

We are so grateful to them for their commitment and service to our community and would like to thank them once again for putting on such a great event every summer.

Rain in the Park 2019 – See all 28 images on our Facebook page.