Town of Valier kicks off Centennial season

   Don’t think they forgot about you quilting fanatics. Get ready for the Quilters Alley.  It will begin at 10 a.m. and is aptly named because it will be located in the alley behind the Civic Center.
   Just when you thought there was no way your day could get any better, well hold your horses because the parade will begin at 11 a.m.  The parade line-up will start at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church.
   Then at noon, just when you thought you couldn’t eat any more, loosen a notch on your belt and head back to the Main Street Park for the Fireman’s BBQ.  And if you’re still on the food kick after all that then get out your Dutch-Oven and test your recipes in the Dutch-Oven Cook Off at 12:30 p.m.  Call Scott Curry for more information at 406-279-3578.
   Also beginning around the noon hour is the car/tractor show located on Highway 44 east of the library.  To register get a hold of Robert Widhalm at 279-3659.  
   Then at 2:30 p.m. will be the Stick-Horse Rodeo at the WHOA arena for the youngsters.
If time permits stop in and see the Fiddlers and the Indian Dancers at the Gazebo.  They will both be entertaining the masses all day.
   The Big Tent also has a lot to offer.  At 12:45 Helen Johnson will be presenting her Centennial Poem, followed by the Montana Trivia Challenge, for those of you that did not get enough trivia at the Quiz Bowl in Conrad.  Jim Sheble and Steve Nelson will be playing music at 1:30 p.m. and Cynthia Ries will also entertain with music at 2:45 p.m.  
   If you’re a fashion aficionado then stick around for the Style Show-“Through the Decades” to see just how much style has changed over the years.  Contact Donita Johnson for more information.
   One event that is drawing a lot of attention is the Bathtub Race.  Think of this as a Soap-Box Derby in a bathtub.  This will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Civic Center and will no doubt be interesting if nothing else.
   And finally what celebration would be complete without the musical stylings of local legend Eric “Fingers” Ray.  His first stop will be at the Big Tent at 4 p.m. where he will put on a special program for the kids.  Then to top it all off he will be playing at the Street Dance at the Fire Hall.  This bash will start at 9 p.m. and go until 1 a.m.  “Fingers” has something for everyone as he plays classic rock, country, and even a bluesy riff from time to time.
   So if you’re looking for a great way to spend a weekend then come on over to Valier and help celebrate the town’s 100th birthday.     For general questions and information feel free to call to Cheryl Curry at 406-279-3561.