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By Andi Bourne

Fun Filled Old West Christmas Fest


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Randi the Snodeo Clown cheers on six-year-old Sean O'Riordain from Missoula as he rounds the second snowman barrel on his reindeer. This was one of many events for children at the Ovando Old West Christmas Fest, Dec. 3 in Ovando.

OVANDO – Ovando was bustling this past Saturday, Dec. 3 with people from all over western Montana. Some came just to see Cowboy Claus, while others took in the various activities held throughout town.

In keeping with tradition, children filed into the fire hall to make graham cracker gingerbread houses. Every child appeared to have a plan as they carefully choose the decorations for their house. The masterpieces, topped with dozens of different candies, sat on display as they dried.

Downtown activities included ax throwing. The Ovando wagon served burritos and hot cider. Homemade donuts...

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