Friends don’t let Friends lose silent auction items

Posted on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 by »

At the May 12 State of the Scotchmans gathering at the Panida in Sandpoint, one of our Friends won a silent auction package containing a gift certificate donated by All Seasons Garden and Floral in Kootenai. On the way out the door that evening, the envelope with the certificate “jumped ship.” The next day, the Friend retraced her steps, but found no envelope.

All was not lost. Someone found the envelope and returned it to All Seasons, where John Hastings, who owns the store with his wife Nancy, sent FSPW an e-mail regarding the returned certificate. Its rightful owner and the certificate are now reunited, thanks to some fine North Idaho folk.

About The Author:

Sandy Compton is the program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. He grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still.

He is a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at

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