Briefs, April 29

Thursday, April 29, 2021

United In Light, home to the draft horse sanctuary, continues it open houses the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon, starting May 1. Come on out, grab a brush and love on the gentle giants of UIL, or just walk among them. There is a suggested donation of $20. Wear clothing pertaining to the weather as well as covered toed shoes — no sandals. Social distancing is required.


 • The Park County Community Foundation has five memorial scholarships available for Park County graduating seniors. The Barbara Thronson Scholarship provides four scholarships offering $500 per semester for two graduates of Park High School, and one graduate each of Shields Valley High School and Gardiner School. More information is available at The newly launched David Gibson Memorial Scholarship provides $500 for a Park County high school graduate to attend a trade or vocational school. More information is available online at First-generation college students and home schooled students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact PCCF Director of Finance Josh Viegut at (406) 224-3920 or email The deadline for applications is May 3.


Methodists on the Yellowstone will host “Planting a Garden Workshop” from 10 a.m. to noon on May 15 at 309 S. Ninth St. The first 30 households to attend will receive a free plant, seeds, or container to take home. Learn how to grow your own food. There is no need to register in advance. Call Grace United Methodist Church at (406) 222-1041 for more information. 

The Park County Health Department asks residents to sign up with NIXLE, the community notification system, to receive updated information on COVID-19 and vaccine availability. To receive NIXLE notifications, text your ZIP code to 888777 or sign up online at After registering, a confirmation text will be sent to your mobile device. 


Meals On Wheels has changed delivery days to maintain the health and safety of those receiving meals, the delivery drivers and the MOW team. MOW now delivers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays and Wednesdays, one hot meal and one frozen meal will be delivered; on Fridays, one hot meal will be delivered. If you are interested in frozen meals for the weekend or need more information, call Meals On Wheels at (406) 333-2490.