Benefit to raise money for Bruneau QRU

Friday, August 26, 2011
An auction of items from the former grocery store in Bruneau is set for Sept. 8.

As with many small towns in the State of Idaho, the town often revolves around its grocery store, which is usually located in the center or the heart of the town. A grocery store in a small town means more than just a place to buy food. It is often the place where people gather to visit, to hear about what their neighbors are doing, to discuss the score of the high school football game, to grab a cold drink, or to sit in the shade of the store front and people watch.

When that store closes, the people often feel a sense of loss or emptiness. The town of Bruneau experienced just that feeling with the closing of the Valley Merc a few years ago.

Now, because of a gift from the estate of Boyd Campbell and the Bruneau Community Church Board, the building in the heart of Bruneau will help raise funds for the community's Quick Response Unit.

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