The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another exciting event for Conrad!!
The 4th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Oct. 3.
“We are looking forward to a busy day, as the Conrad Centennial Celebration will be held Oct. 2-4,” says Barbie Killion from the Chamber of Commerce.
To get into the spirit of the Centennial Celebration the CofC is encouraging everyone to pick a decade and dress in costume on Oct. 2.
Wear your costume to Norley Hall for the “100 Years of Music” Dance to be eligible for prizes! Also, on Friday is the moment everyone has all been waiting for; the unveiling and dedication of the Old Town Clock.
Show your support and be ready for a big surprise. Don’t worry about cooking dinner that evening, instead enjoy a pulled pork dinner. It’s that time of year again to tantalize your taste buds with samples of great food during the Way Beyond Beef & Bison Cook-Off!
In the past, only beef or bison dishes were cooked up for the contest. This year the Chamber has opened the Cook-Off up, so the participants can really use their imaginations and come up with some creative dishes we haven’t seen before in the Cook-off.
Participants can enter a main dish, side dish, appetizers or desserts. So dig out your recipes, dust off your chef’s hat & iron your apron. The Cook-Off is open to individuals or businesses made up of teams vying for the bragging rights of the traveling trophy, as well as a Chamber Gift Certificate. Once again you will be given the opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early from the various wares of our local Art and Craft Vendors and Independent Sales people that will be set up on Main Street.
“What a perfect opportunity for organizations and groups to set up a booth and earn some extra funds,” Killion noted.
All vendors must be registered through the Chamber and there is still space available.
The ever popular game of cow pie bingo will be played and live entertainment will be heard from the street.
Show off your talent and sign up to be part of the entertainment line-up. The CofC is now taking registrations for the Kiss N` Squeal Contest, so if you know someone who would be a good sport for a good cause put them in “hog heaven” and nominate them (or yourself) for the Kiss N` Squeal.
Other activities for Harvest Festival include a “Celebration of the Ages” Parade, Chamber Centennial Motor Show, Beer Garden, Stagecoach Rides, Old Fashioned Children’s Games, 50/50 Raffle, Spaghetti Dinner, Dig Doug Karaoke, Wylie and the Wild West Concert and much, much more!
To participate in any of the Harvest Festival events or for additional information contact, the Chamber office at 271-7791.
You sit in a chair with a needle in your arm pumping out the very existence of life; blood.
All of a sudden there is brilliant woman flashing a warm smile offering you a chocolate candy kiss and her heartfelt gratitude for donating blood.
Marilee Stott, age 47, is a lady with a mission: to give thanks to those who give blood.
Her reason for this is simple. She is a leukemia cancer survivor.
She recalled that when she first became sick, she thought she had come down with the flu, but testing quickly changed that.
The first year after her diagnosis Stott had a bone marrow transplant, however, her red blood cells failed to replicate more red blood cells.
Her body began to shut down and she needed a fresh supply of blood into her system. “I have a passion for blood donors. Without them I wouldn’t have survived,” she said.
Stott goes to one or two blood drives a month in the Golden Triangle to thank those that donate the “gift of life.”
She has made a trip to Salt Lake City on her mission because originally that was where her first blood came from.
Her journey to remain cancer free continues. In the mean time, she and her husband operate a ranch near Choteau.
The couple have eight children and Stott expects to be a first-time grandmother in February, thanks to those that provide the endowment of being – blood.
In near perfect weather, the team of Ryan Eisenzimer and Lane Judisch came on to capture the Todd Johnson Memorial on Saturday at the Pondera Golf Club.
Using a modified Stableford scoring system where you use points instead of regular scoring as the winning team came in at +26.
Teams played 27 holes and were flighted after nine holes.
Placing second in the championship flight were Dave Howard and Jerry Naylor with the Hofstad brothers, Nick and Kris placing third.
In the first flight, it was Ryan VanDyke and Lee Diedrich at +28 in the top spot followed by Casey Vandenacre and Shawn Brown with Jerry Ivers and Gordon Nelsen in third.
In the second flight, the three man team of Don Sollard, Duane Gjesdal and Boyd Nealy took first place. They were followed by Jeff Hardy and Jordan Newmiller and a pair of golfers from Helena, Trevor Briggerman and Todd Huston settled into third place.
For individual course prizes, Dave Howard came on to cozy up close to the pin at the par 3 sixth hole.
Wyeld Converse was closest to the water without going in at the seventh hole. He was also closest to the pin in two shots at the par 4 second hole.
Lee Diedrich was closest to the pin in two shots at the par 4 eighth hole and Lane Judisch dialed in the long putt at the par 4 fifth hole.
Ryan VanDyke nailed a boomer for long drive in the fairway at the par 5 first hole. Ryan Eisenzimer hit his tee shot closest to the 200 yard marker at the par 5 fifth hole.
Howard Bouma landed his tee shot oh-so-close to the Bullwinkle bush at the par 3 third hole and Willie Schlepp smoked his tee shot at the par 4 ninth hole, winning the short drive.
Proceeds from the annual tournament go into a scholarship fund for the Cowboy and Cowgirl golfers.