Return Retreats was born out of my personal experience with domestic violence and my journey to restoration and rejuvenation here in Sandpoint,” shared Katie Begalke, executive director and idea generator behind Return Retreats.
One evening last year, Sage Saccomanno and her friends were sitting in their dorm room playing a game together when someone quipped, “Bigger brain energy—can’t even hold up my own head.”
Since its revival 15 years ago, the Bonner General Health Foundation has worked tirelessly to raise well over $1 million to support the needs of Bonner General Health, thereby enhancing the services and quality of care for those in our community.
Lena Haug fondly remembers her childhood car rides to school each morning, when she’d glance out the window imagining herself galloping on horseback and blasting past the cars.
Kelly Whitman first joined forces with The Festival at Sandpoint in the early ‘90s, volunteering her time as an EMT. There was no tent like today; they would bring the ambulance right onto the field. She would do this every festival season for a decade.
After taking a few years off, Kelly returned to volunteer as the organization’s front gate co-chair...
“I love the camaraderie of our group. We have such a variety of owners with such diverse backgrounds, and we all love being a part of the downtown experience,” shares Deanna Harris, owner of Sharon’s Hallmark and secretary/treasurer of the Downtown Business Association, better known as the Sandpoint Shopping District.