Thursday, February 19, 2009

Exciting Events this weekend in Missoula!

1. The sixth annual fundraiser for THE JADYN FRED FOUNDATION will be from 7 A.M. to 2 P.M. Saturday Feb 21, 2009 at Paul's Pancake Parlor in the Trempers' Shopping Center.

Paul's is donating a portion of the proceeds to the foundation. Raffle tickets will be sold at $2.00 each for a signed Lady Griz and Griz Basketball, Griz & Lady Griz watches from Riddle's Jewelry, and a $300 basket full of goodies from Dillard's including a $50 gift certificate.

Meet Monte, the University of Montana's famous mascot, from noon to 1:00 P.M.

Please help support the children with special needs. Last year The Jadyn Fred Foundation help 41 families and 117 year to date.
Contact Lynn Fred to donate or support the Jadyn Fred Foundation:
Lynn Fred
Fax 406-251-7017
Making a difference one life at a time

2. Bull Trout Concert! Stan Anglen, Chris Lane, Randy Long and Adam Long will be performing a concert at Lake Missoula Cellars Winery at 7:30pm on Friday, February 20th. Their group, Bull Trout's music style is Folk Rock, Blues and New Grass.

Lake Missoula Cellars is located at 5646 West Harrier (I-90 west, exit airport Blvd, 1st right on Harrier). Ticket price is $5.00. Free wine tasting is included.

3. Visit the MBIA (Missoula Building Industry Association) Home Show at the U of M Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Our heating company, Design Air, Inc. will be there as well as our duct sealing wing, Mighty Ducts. Be sure and come by our booth to say Hi! We have a free tip sheet for everyone on how to lower your energy costs on some Do-It-Yourself projects and on 5 Ideas Less than $500. It even includes things that are free but make a difference.

4. Make sure and leave time for sports! The Missoula Maulers are battling it out on the ice while the high school basket ball teams are battling it out on the courts down in Hamilton (a short jaunt down the Bitterroot Valley.)

I love my town! It's jam-packed with things to do and see year 'round. If you are feeling cabin fever, you won't be after all the great opportunities in the next few days.

My plans? I'll be running between the Jadyn Fred Foundation's pancake breakfast to help sell raffle tickets, the MBIA home show and the basket ball tournament. I'm wondering when there is time to sleep this weekend! I wish I could go to the Bull Trout concert because they are soooo good. I have heard these musicians play and just can't help dancing.

Visit beautiful Montana, but keep your eye out for all the people serving in the background. Many of those activities mentioned above are being run by volunteers or highly supported by them. What's right in the world when things seem so wrong? People who believe in community service and civic duty. Some of these volunteers will be helping children get to the hospital, some will be supporting healthy living and yet others will be involved in creating a better economy.

Whoever you are, whatever you like to do, there is something for you when you get out and get involved.

Enjoy your weekend so much that you look back and feel good about the way you lived it!
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