Late last week, Warrior’s Wishes Montana received 285 backpacks for kids. Over the weekend, volunteers filled them with very basic supplies. They will be handing them out today (August 31st) at the Cadillac dealership on King and Shiloh starting at 5:00 pm. First come first serve and they’ll be there till all packs are gone. Thank you for your support!
Yellowstone County 4-H members from 26 clubs are now selling U.S. #1 Navel oranges, Washington Gala and Granny Smith and Fuji apples, Texas Red grapefruit and D’Anjou pears. The last day to purchase fruit is Friday, February 28. Sales support local 4-H club activities and the activities of the Yellowstone County 4-H Council and Foundation.
Money raised from the 4-H fruit sale helps:
- Provide 4-H member and leader project manuals.
- Fund 4-H project workshops and clinics.
- Provide 4-H scholarships.
- Sponsor 4-H annual camp.
- Sponsor 4-H members going to state, regional and national activities.
- Fund 4-H awards and recognition programs.
- Sponsor 4-H Citizenship experiences.
- Sponsor opportunities to develop life skills, including communication skills.
Members are selling fruit in 20-pound boxes for $32 a box. Delivery of fruit takes place the second weekend of March. To order, please call your neighborhood 4-H member, or call the Yellowstone County Extension Office at 256-2828.
Wear your favorite team jersey and fight childhood hunger in the Billings community, Friday, January 31st! 406 BackPack Jersey Day supports the BackPack Meals Program in Billings Public Schools, meeting the needs of students struggling with hunger outside the classroom!
Root for the Billings community…Any sport…any team…Wear your true colors, January 31st! For more information or to donate, go to efbps.org.
Taco John’s in Billings and Laurel is holding their annual Nachos Navidad fundraiser benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County.
Right now through December 25, 2019, Taco John’s will donate a portion of each Nachos Navidad purchase to the Boys and Girls Clubs.
This is the seventh year that Taco John’s has partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County.
Thank you to everyone who came out and donated this past Saturday for Pack the Patrol Car 2019!
The Montana Highway Patrol and the Marines collected thousands of dollars worth gifts and cash donations during the event. It was really great to see the community come together to help out the less fortunate this holiday season!
Thank you to Stockman Bank for letting the Montana Highway Patrol, the Marines, and Desert Mountain Broadcasting use their parking lot for the event!
On September 11-14, 2019, the Laurel Exchange Club will host its 2nd annual Healing Field® display. The Healing Field® is an inspirational and uplifting display of one thousand American flags standing in a solemn and magnificent formation to remember and honor those killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, those that served our country then and now, whether veterans, active military, first responders, police, firefighters and ALL of the Heroes in Our Lives.
The field next to South Elementary School along S. 5th Street, Laurel, will be transformed into a panorama of red, white and blue that cannot be adequately described, but once experienced it is not to be forgotten. Our community, friends, and family all share a common thread when it comes to a loss of a Hero, and the Healing Field® is the perfect way to express our love and gratitude to those Heroes.
You can honor your own Hero by sponsoring an individual flag dedicated to him or her for as little as $40! Corporate/group sponsorships are also available. Please visit www.healingfield.org/LaurelMT19 for more sponsorship options. All profits will go toward local non-profit organizations serving the Laurel area.
There will be no charge to visit the Healing Field® display. All are invited to walk through the ordered rows of flags. This is an event not to be missed.
They are looking for volunteers on September 10th and 15th to setup and takedown. As well as volunteers at the booth.
Cornerstone Home Lending is putting together a school supply drive for the local non-profit, Tumbleweed.
They’ve partnered with First Montana Title and North Acre Real Estate for this event that starts Friday, August 2nd and runs through Saturday, August 17th.
Supplies that Tumbleweed needs are:
3 ring binders
College Rule Notebooks
3 Subject Notebooks
Lose leaf Paper
Lead Refills for Mechanical Pencils
The drop off locations are:
- First Montana Title 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
2800 Central Ave, Billings, MT, 59102
- Cornerstone Home Lending 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
1631 Zimmerman Trail Ste 2, Billings, MT, 59102
The Billings Food Bank is doing a “Neighbors in Need” Drive!
They are looking for items that will help neighbors who are struggling to put together a home. Help out by providing things like:
- Bed Rolls
- Pouch Foods
Please take donations to Billings Food Bank at 2112 4th Avenue North. Cash contributions are also greatly appreciated.
MontanaFair is happening August 9th through August 17th and Love Billings is spotlighting some of the events!
4-H and FFA will be there to give visitors a looking into what is new with organization. They will have horse, cattle, and pocket pet shows during the Fair as well as non-livestock exhibits! They will be having the annual Junior Livestock Sale on August 17th, at the Western Ranch Supply Expo at MetraPark starting at 12:30p with the buyer’s lunch at 11:30a.
Also, Friday, August 16th is Service to America Day sponsored by the Billings Breakfast Exchange Club! For the entire day, all Veterans and First Responders can get into MontanaFair for free with up to one guest!
Come have fun at MontanaFair!
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Billings is rolling out their Fall 2019 classes! Registrations are now being taken for Family to Family, Peer to Peer and NAMI BASICS. These classes are for people living with mental health concerns, their families, and loved ones of children experiencing mental health challenges.
The classes begin after Labor Day. To register, please call NAMI’s office at 256-2001 or go to www.namibillings.org.