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Events aim to rev up support for Lost in the '50s

Staff Writer | April 13, 2024 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — With Lost in the '50s quickly approaching, many locals are combining resources to fundraise for the event.

A bingo event hosted by the Sandpoint Eagles and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Selkirk Association of Realtors are both in the works to support the celebrated car show and street party that takes place annually — kicking off the summer season. The event brings folks from far and wide to enjoy classic cars and rock ‘n’ roll, Stephanie Rief, association executive with Selkirk Association of Realtors, said.

On Saturday, April 13, a bingo benefit hosted by Sandpoint Eagles Auxiliary 589 will take place at the Eagles Lodge, 1511 John Hudon Lane. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and bingo will begin at 2:30 p.m. Organizers say attendees can dress up in their favorite '50s outfit to receive one extra door prize raffle ticket. 

For the past nine years, the Selkirk Association of Realtors has sponsored a fundraiser for Lost in the '50s, Rief said.  In April, a breakfast is held at Second Avenue Pizza, where member volunteers of the association serve generous portions of breakfast food in hopes of raising money to help with expenses for the Lost in the '50s weekend.  Family, friends, and other supporters get the opportunity to visit and contribute to this great event.  

Breakfast this year will be held Sunday, April 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $15 per person, $8 per person under 10 years old.  Breakfast-goers 21 years of age or older can also enjoy a variety of flavors of mimosas with their breakfast should they so choose. 

“The Selkirk Association of Realtors is happy to support Lost in the '50s which helps local businesses, boosts the local economy and gives residents and guests something to look forward to each spring,” Rief said.

    Participants have fun at a past Lost in the '50s car parade.
   Little Anthony and The Imperials perform at a past Lost in the ‘50s with hundreds of fans dancing to the music.