Turning lemons to huckleberry lemonade

Alana Temple, RN, right, giving at the Idaho Relay for Life.

Boundary County folks, in good times and bad, are known for taking the lemons life throws at them and turning them into lemonade. Huckleberry lemonade. And a nurse at Boundary Community Hospital has just made gallons!

Earlier this month, Boundary County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Stolley was ill-treated by an employee at the Bonners Ferry Subway because of the color of his uniform. Subway management took immediate action and Travis told of his experience in a Facebook post.

Boundary Community Hospital registered nurse Alana Temple, who works in the emergency room, read that post and was both angered and heart broken, prompting her, on August 4, to post on the 9B Raves Facebook page in response:

“Anyone who knows me, knows I support the LEO (law enforcement officers) in Boundary County … I would like anyone who would like to contribute a gift certificate to Mugsys for lunch to support our local LEO, both city and county, to please comment.”

On Wednesday, she wrote again.

“It is with grateful and proud heart to announce that we raised $700 in support of our law enforcement crew, Bonners Ferry Police and Boundary County Sheriff’s Departments … so proud to call 9B my home!”

She also thanks ER tech Tami Turner, who helped with the donation drive.

Thanks to her post and the support and generosity of the 9B community, Boundary County law enforcement personnel have a lot of meals lined up for them!