Saturday, June 19, 2021

Community Notes: Silent auction to support MMIP services

by Lake County Leader
| May 11, 2021 6:18 PM

Silent auction to support MMIP services

In honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples around the world, and specifically on the Flathead Indian Reservation, the CSKT MMIP Workgroup has launched a fundraising campaign to support local MMIP victims services.

Contributions to the campaign can be made either by direct fund donation or by bidding on silent auction items. The workgroup is hoping to raise thousands of dollars to support services including search party supplies, radio/billboard advertisements for missing persons, and many more critical support mechanisms for families in need of help in a most tragic time.

The silent auction can be viewed at Bidding closes at 8 a.m. Monday, May 17.

Cleanup event Saturday in Arlee

Arlee Community Development Corp. (CDC) is coordinating a community cleanup for Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at Arlee CDC headquarters, the old Hangin’ Art Gallery building, at 10 a.m. to help tackle several “sprucing up” projects.

“We hope to get volunteers out on the paths along the highway and Jocko Road picking up trash,” said the CDC’s Casey Barrows in an email announcement. “Also, several crews are needed to prune the shrubs and trees in town.”

Anyone able to bring their own tools for this work is asked to contact 406-215-5113 to find out what is needed.

“Finally, we would like to get the garden boxes by the Community Center tuned up for planting,” Barrows said. “Donations of seeds or clean, bagged potting mix or compost would be appreciated.”

Coffee and treats will be available. Call 406-215-5113 for more information or to donate to the cause.

Live music all summer at Big Arm

West Shore Community Church in Big Arm is sponsoring a live music and open mic event every Saturday evening throughout the summer, with the first event set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Big Arm historic one-room schoolhouse. Charles Lutz and Wilford Kenmille will be the featured artists. Bring your own non-alcoholic refreshment and enjoy a great evening of music and dancing. For more information, call Lee at 849-5522.

St. Ignatius bookshelf build set for May 22

Just READ Mission Valley is holding a bookshelf-building event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Good Ol’ Days Pavilion in St. Ignatius as part of an effort to promote literacy.

Participants can create a new bookshelf out of pallets, which will be provided, with a little sanding, staining/painting and creativity.

Lunch will be provided at noon.

Just READ Mission Valley is an initiative to help young children gain experience and skills to build literacy and to help in other areas of life. Visit the group’s Facebook page to learn more.