By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The annual Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll has a full plate of activities planned for the Dec. 4 event.
New to the table will be a Santa Run sponsored by the TRC Striders.
Registration for the one mile family run or 5K race starts at 9 a.m. and runners will take off at 9:30 a.m. from Legion Park and end there as well.
There is a prize of $30 in Chamber dollars for the top male and female in the 5K. The registration fee is $10 plus a can of food for the Food Pantry.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Chris Vermulm at Farm Credit Services, 278-4620.
While this is supposed to be a festive and memorable time, it is good to remember that the holidays are also a prime time to be victimized by criminals.
You can help make this holiday season safe by following these simple tips provided by Chief Gary Dent.
As you shop, be aware of your surroundings. Be cautious of people asking you questions, such as the time or directions or bumping into you.
This is a common practice to distract you. Pick pockets use distraction techniques to steal your belongings.
THANKSGIVING TURKEYS — With help from the community, the local Food Pantry was able to assemble 144 food-boxes for Thanksgiving. There were 150 turkeys purchased and for each one a Holiday Cash card was given and one produced a wild card. The bill at IGA was over $2,100 but the wild card covered the amount of the purchase. Shown here are Jamey Byrnes, IGA manager, and Elmer Philipps of the Food Pantry with a Thanksgiving turkey. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Diane Tipton, FWP/PIO
For those wild turkey hunters who tucked their spring or fall harvest into the freezer with good intentions, Thanksgiving is a call to action.
If that bird was properly wrapped and sealed it is not too late to make it into a feast your guests will relish–even if it has spent more time in your freezer than it did in the wild.
Consider this Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks warden sergeant’s experience.
“This summer I ‘found’ a whole, frozen, wild turkey in my freezer from two years ago,” said Randy Arnold, of FWP in Billings. “Fearing the worst, I thawed it out to discover very little freezer burn.”