Holiday Bazaars and Events
It's cold and blustery, the town is looking festive with wreaths, lights, and garland, and those big ol' lighted blow-up decorations are popping up around the valley. In other words, “it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!”
There are a lot of fun things to do in the Valley and ample options to shop at our local businesses and Bazaars.
First….Fri. Dec 1st, 6:30pm, enjoy the Parade of Lights as it brings Santa through town (participants line up at Valley Pizza at 6:15), ending at Riverside Park! There, you will be part of the annual tree lighting ceremony with live music by the VanBemmels, snacks, door prizes and, of course, photo-ops with our truly super Santa.
Women's History in Montana
As we teeter on the cusp between March and April, it's a toss-up which month to focus on. March is Women's History Month, and certainly a lot can be said about that. April is National Poetry Month, and the good news there is that the Lincoln County libraries will hold their annual poetry contest for young people and adults in April. Stop by the library branch in Eureka to pick up an application and submit your finest work.
Annual Events Galore
It certainly seems that Spring will blow in like a lion this year. The winter has been a cold and snowy one in the Tobacco Valley, and everyone is ready for something that will get them out of the house. So, here's a list of wonderful events that will renew your fondness for the area.
Lincoln County "Poodlegate"
Proposed Legislation Supports Animals' Rights and will Save Counties Money.
For the last six months, since August 2016, the Tobacco Valley (TV) Animal Shelter has been responsible for 67 dogs, many of them poodles, that were rescued from horrific living conditions. The animals cannot be adopted until litigation between the Libby breeder and Lincoln County has been settled. The trial date is set for mid-April of this year. Montana presently lacks legislation that would make the owners of the seized animals liable for the cost of their care. So far, the bill has cost the county $40,000 and the TV Animal Shelter $15,000, with costs accruing daily. If it is dragged on by appeals the expense burden will, obviously, only grow.