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.
On February 25, the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter will have its annual Friends of the Shelter Winter Warmer at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 4:00 pm for a delicious dinner, live auction, silent auction, door prizes, raffle and cash bar to support the local animal shelter. The full beef brisket dinner with a vegetarian option prepared by Trappers Saloon is $20/person for Shelter members and $25/person for nonmembers. The Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter provides a variety of great services to our valley, including a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, fostering, and pet adoptions. Attending this fundraiser is a great way to support all they do and help the shelter continue doing such a fantastic job.
On March 11, the Tobacco Valley Friends of the NRA has its annual fundraising banquet at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds starting at 5:30 pm. As tickets for this popular event go quickly, it is best to purchase yours in advance. (They are available at Northwest Sports on Highway 93.) Besides a fabulous dinner, the evening features a silent auction, a live auction, a "ladies only" table, raffles and cash bar. Money raised at the event is used to cover the costs of women's gun safety, hunter education and other gun-safety training courses in the Tobacco Valley.
About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.