Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jul 17, '12

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

We didn't have any guests today, so Lee went right ahead and introduced Steve Daniels from the Exchange Club.

The Exchange Club is putting on the Field of Honor again this year. 2011 was the first year we had a Field of Honor here in Butte. Last year they timed the Field of Honor to coincide with (but not as part of) the inaugural Montana Folk Festival. This year it is timed to coincide with (but not be part of) Evel Kneivel Days.

The Field of Honor is a community thing put together by the Exchange Club, and the proceeds are given to charity. Last year $40,000 was split between the Butte Family YMCA, the Butte Rescue Mission, the United Veterans Council, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year, in addition to those four charities, money will also be donated to the Big Sky Honor Flight, the Intermountain Children's Home, the Butte-Silver Bow Drug Court, and Butte Cares.

The large sum of money was able to be donated because of the underwriting sponsors. This year there are five levels of sponsorship: Copper ($250+), Silver ($500+), Gold ($1,000+), Platinum ($2,500+), and Diamond ($5,000+). There are currently 94 sponsors, and the goal is to have more than 100.

In addition, people or organizations can tag one or more of the 1,000 flags in the field. Flags are $35 if you tag just one, or $30 if you tag more than one. You can also buy one or more of the flags you tag for an additional $20.

The field is being set up starting at 11am on July 25. They will start taking it down at 2pm on July 29. Opening ceremonies are at noon on Thursday, July 26.

The Exchange Club is also in need of volunteers to help set up and tear down the field, as well as to man the field and help people find their tagged flags or to get a flag tagged after the field is set up.

Steve Daniels, Field of Honor
Bacon and Eggs
Event Updated
9:54 Tuesday, July 17, 2012