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BRIEFS - Week of August 1

| August 2, 2023 12:05 PM

Event to benefit Bigfork Fire Department

Come join the 17th annual Friends of Bigfork Fire Department’s “FUN-draising” event on Friday, Sept. 8th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Harbor Village Pavilion in Eagle Bend (corner of Canal St & Marina Way, Bigfork). Won’t you please show your appreciation to our Fire and Ambulance Department by attending?

Our BBQ is sponsored and served by First Interstate Bank. Meal tickets are $5 for children (under 12) $10 for adults and $25 for a family of four. Beer and wine, sodas and water will be served. Fire engines and other emergency response vehicles will be there for you and your family to see up close.

As always, the fun includes the “Niner-Niner” golfing event at Eagle Bend’s “Osprey Nine” course on Friday noon, Sept 8. Sorry, but the roster has been filled. Glacier Bank hosts a refreshment tent and sponsors four $250 prizes for “Closest to the Hole”. Our Margarita tent is sponsored by National Parks Realty.

Come play Pickleball at the “Jewel Basin Center” on Thursday, Sept. 7 for mixed doubles. Entry fee is $50 per person. Contact Jill Rae at (406-407-8780). Rocky Mountain Bank is providing lunch and water.

We also have a tennis event for women’s/mixed doubles at Montana Athletic Club’s courts on Friday, Sept 8. Entry fee is $50. Susan Kratt is our chairperson and can be reached at (406-250-7072). Parkside Credit Union provides lunch and water.

Find us on the web at bigforkfd.com. Click on the “Friends of Bigfork Fire” tab to learn about us.

Won’t you consider assisting our fire department by attending as many of the events as you can, or with your tax deductible donation (Tax ID # 84-1721958) mailed to:

Friends of Bigfork Fire Department at PO Box 2333, Bigfork, MT 59911

For more information call Jim Sticka at 406-692-6050.

Fire restrictions in place

Stage I Fire Restriction went into effect Saturday, July 29 throughout Northwest Montana.

Stage I Fire restrictions prohibit the following acts until further notice:

Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire.

Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

West Shore Community Library kids summer program

The West Shore Community Library will be hosting a Summer Fun Experience program for children ages 3-14. Each age group will receive materials they can use to complete their “bingo” sheet with family members and friends.

There is no need to sign up, but do stop by the library to find out about the program. And then join us on August 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for a community ice cream party.

Lakeside Community Club’s Summer Fair

The Lakeside Community Club would like to remind everyone that we accept donations for The Fair (in July) all year round.

Please contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up. We can work with short notice. All proceeds of the Fair go to numerous nonprofit charities which help the West Shore Communities.

Items we accept (in good condition only) are: Home decor, kitchen appliances, utensils, glassware, dishes, furniture, tools, garden and outdoor items, sports and camping equipment, linens, toys and games and art and crafts.

We do not accept Christmas decorations, used plasticware, large gym equipment, electronics, clothes, shoes, books, pillows or mattresses.

Thank you for supporting our community. Please contact organizers to arrange a drop off or pick up - Fiona D’Agostino 410-320-6882 or Sally Holand (406) 857-3681.