Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Apr 5, '11

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Keith reported on the backpacks for Safe Space project. 39 volunteers showed up, and 120 backpacks were assembled.
Doreena reported that our club has made another donation to the Mule Deer Foundation to support their hunter's safety programs.
Dave announced that we, as a club, will be voting on how we want to support the EliMiNaTe project for the next four years on April 19.
Gene announced that butte Soccer Foundation is selling raffle tickets. Their games this past weekend in Billings went very well.
Paul announced the Circle K Installation Dinner is tomorrow night at the Metals Bar.
Nicole reminded us all that the Circle K Bake sale is next week, so come with some cash to buy the wonderful goodies the Circle K will be selling!

Doreena introduced Josh Peck, Event Coordinator for the Montana Folk Festival, which is coming up July 8-10 this summer.

Josh told us that this spring and summer in Uptown Butte we have a Mother's Day event, an Easter Egg Hunt at the Original, a State Police Memorial Parade (May 14), the Farmer's Market (May 29-October 8), Oktoberfest, An Ri Ra, Evel Knievel Days (in their 10th year), the County Fair, and the 3rd of July Celebration. And the Montana Folk Festival.

As for the Folk MT Resources has committ4ed to be a major sponsor, and the Washington Foundation is matching many other funds. There are many groups that will be playing over the three days of the event, and they represent a wide variety of cultures and musical traditions. In many locations where the National Folk Festival has come and gone, the fourth year festival (that's what we're coming up on now) is larger than the National Folk Festival was during any of its three years in the community.

Many improvements are being made to the venues and to the layout of the festival as a whole.

Since Butte's National Folk Festival was among the best the organizers have seen, many people who put together the National Folk Festival in Butte have been asked to help with the National Folk Festival in Nashville later this summer.

Josh Peck, Montana Folk Festival
Chicken Strips and Fries
Event Updated
3:10 Tuesday, April 5, 2011