women meet

Columbia Falls Women’s Connection will host a luncheon Wednesday, July 20 at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church located at 827 9th St West in Columbia Falls. Guest speakers Sweet Retreat Creamery will talk about their business in Columbia Falls and Teresa Daniels, an inspirational speaker and author, will talk about her book, “Words to Lift By”. Non-perishable food donations will be collected for the Veterans Pantry. The cost is $10 and all women are welcome. For reservations, call Candy at 387-4119 or Janet at 892-3621 or email [email protected] by 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Please honor or cancel reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Glass recycling

Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley partners with Flathead Recon, a Columbia Falls-based recycling facility, to minimize recyclables that end up in our landfills and benefit Habitat’s mission. The glass should be clean, color sorted and all plastic rings removed. Profits cover the cost of recycling and help support Habitat’s mission. The suggested donation is $1 per pound of glass. The event will take place on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your drink to 455 Fourth Ave. NE to Columbia Falls.

MSU graduates

The following Columbia Falls students graduated this spring from Montana State University: Stefano Abreo, Genevieve Devitt, Hayden Falkner, Brendan Gibson, Faith McGehee, Carla Nicosia, Emily Scallen, Demi Sullivan, Aaron Torgerson.

Rib eye raffle

Now in its seventh year, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Ribeye Raffle raised $17,246 in cash and donated approximately 1,720 pounds of meat to area food banks. Tickets for this year’s raffle are on sale now.

The co-op buys stock at the annual 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) market sale at the Northwest Montana Fair. Most of the meat goes to local food banks, except for the best steaks, which are raffled off. Cash proceeds are also donated to local food banks.

Raffle winners take home approximately 60 one-inch premium sirloin and rib eye steaks, valued at over $500 per winner. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. They can be purchased through August, online at flatheadelectric.com/ribeyeraffle, at the co-op’s Kalispell and Libby offices, and at the co-op’s booth at the Northwest Montana Fair in August. The winners are announced on August 23.

Hoops Tournament

The Columbia Fall Chamber of Commerce Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament will be held August 13 in front of the high school. Teams range from fifth and sixth grade girls and boys through to adults. The cost is $100 per team. All teams must register at columbiafalls chamber.org. To get a shirt, register before July 29.

Community Music at C-Falls

The Flathead Valley Community Bands plan to perform the “An Evening in the Park” concert on Wednesday, July 20 at Marantette Park in Columbia Falls at 7:15 p.m. The band is under the direction of Allen Slater.

FVCB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with one goal: to provide music to a variety of audiences throughout the Valley. Our goal is to provide fun and create a sense of community for our band members and those who listen to us play. The group is approaching 50 years as an established organization and is the longest continuously operating private music group in the greater Flathead Valley. The group returns this summer with the financial support of a grant from the Whitefish Community Foundation as well as individual donations.

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