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November 30, 2017

Leo’s Break $1,000 for Food Bank

SEELEY LAKE –The Seeley-Swan High School Leo’s Club’s recent Turkey Drive raised a grand total of $1,033 and 11 turkeys for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank. The club presented Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator Sheree Hill with a check and the turkeys Tuesday, Nov. 21.

This is up from the initial report of 10 turkeys and $753 following the two-hour drive Friday, Nov. 17.

First Friday, Dec. 1 Features Blue River Station and Barn Storm

SEELEY LAKE - Dec. 1 is the First Friday event in Seeley Lake. Stop in at the featured business Blue River Station and enjoy 10 percent off most retail items all day and drink specials. Those who stop will also get clues for the trivia for free drinks sponsored by the Seeley Lake Chamber in the evening. The Seeley Lake Chamber board will be at Blue River Station from 1-2 p.m.

Trivia will be asked at The Filling Station before Barn Storm takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this fun, free, family event.

Swan Valley Historical Society Hosts the Frostbite Festival and Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 2

Swan Valley - The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) will host the Frostbite Festival and Holiday Bazaar at the Swan Valley Elementary School, Highway 83 (mm 38-39), Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artisans and crafters from the Swan Valley and Northwest Montana will display and sell their handiwork--a wonderful opportunity for shoppers to find unique locally made holiday gifts.

The event will feature a bake sale described as “well worth the trip to the Swan Valley” and craft activities for all ages. A charitable raffle during the event will support the nonprofit Upper Swan Valley Historical Society and the Swan Valley Museum. Raffle items are a stained glass art piece by Sheri Burden, a pair of handmade juniper-wood candlesticks by Nathan Kauffman, a wine basket from Blackfoot Telecommunications, a gift from Double Arrow Lodge and a copy of “The Gathering Place, Swan Valley’s Gordon Ranch”—the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society’s latest book. Raffle tickets prices, available at the event are one for $5, four for $15 and five for $20.

For more information go to or call 406-754-2538.

Carols by the Fire, Dec. 7

SEELEY LAKE - The JuBELLation Handbell Choir of the First United Methodist Church of Missoula will be ringing in the season at the Double Arrow Lodge Grand Hall Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. JuBELLation is one of the finest handbell choirs in Montana, with five full octaves of handbells and four octaves of handchimes. This is a unique opportunity to hear handbell music of this caliber here in Seeley Lake. And what’s more perfect at Christmas than bells?

Everyone is invited to come sit by the fire, sip a favorite winter beverage and listen as the choir plays favorite Christmas songs. Selections include “What Child is This,” “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow,” “Home for the Holidays,” “Winter Wonderland,” traditional carols, and more. Warm up your vocal chords as there will be a few sing-alongs.

This event is free and is appropriate for kids from “one to 92”, and younger and older.

Seeley Lake Library News

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library will accept food for fines Dec. 3-9. Patrons who bring in nonperishable food items will have their overdue fines waived. This does not apply to fines related to lost or damaged items. The food will be donated to the Seeley Swan Community Food Bank.

The Seeley Lake Library is a branch of Missoula Public Library located at Seeley-Swan High School. The library is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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