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HAPPENING NOW: ‘OuR Day’ in Rigby to help the community come together after school shooting

Eric Grossarth,
RIGBY — Rigby is coming together again to help one another as the community following a shooting at Rigby Middle School last week.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, anyone in the community can come to Squealers Fun Park in Rigby for free for the OuR Day event. Kira Adolpho got the idea and got help from dozens in the community to make the event possible on the day before Jefferson County School District returns to school.
“When you have to cope with something a lot of people don’t understand — for us, we thought this would be a great event to be a part of,” Kira’s husband, Rick Adolpho, tells
Rick is the CEO and founder of Idaho mental health and social services company One Love Agency. He said after the shooting that wounded three unfolded, he took his staff to come up with ways to help not only the students, staff and families at Rigby Middle School but the entire community.
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“Not that we want to overlook what happened, but we want everyone to say, ‘Hey look, we can all be safe. Let’s all be more aware of each other, both those who are struggle and those who are not struggling, and let’s see how we can help each other,’” he said.
The event at Squealers will be filled with food, music and activities to help Rigby come together. The event came together over the weekend with the help of many, an example to Rick of what eastern Idaho is about.
“This community is amazing,” he said. “We’ve been here less than a year, love the place. This has been a home for us. I’m from Hawaii, and our community back at home is the same way. They don’t have a lot to give, but what they can give, they just open their doors, open their arms.”
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He expects at least 500 people to attend the event, and those who come will get a wristband to participate for free. Once 3 p.m. hits, the wrist bands will allow those who want to stay longer to get 50% off at Squealers.
“It’s all about our community and helps build that up,” he said.
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