Meetings, book clubs and parties coming to the valley

Jean Skillman

Park County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley Friday, July 14. From 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. he will be at the Old Wilsall Hardware Deli and from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Town Hall in Clyde Park.


• The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday,  July 17,  at the Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

• The Shields Valley Farmer’s Market starts at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Holliday Park in Clyde Park. Special music for the evening is Quenby Iandiorio.

• An Old Settlers Days planning meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Shields Valley Community Hall in Clyde Park.

• The annual Block Party at Shields River Lutheran church will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the church. Come for hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, salads, beverages, ice cream and desserts. All food and utensils are provided.

• The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the senior center in Wilsall. There will be readings and music plus Peggy Tombre and Deby McNally from the Area Office on Aging will be there to answer question and tell ways their office can help senior citizens.

Club news

• At the Monday evening meeting of Build a Better Wilsall Foundation final plans were made for the annual Dinner and a Movie Wilsall Style. It starts at 6 p.m. with gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Wilsall Rodeo Grounds. This is Wilsall’s only drive-in movie without cars. The menu includes a prime rib, broccoli salad, potato salad, rolls, brownies, and coffee. Again this year there will be a live auction and the pre-show “All the Gold in Our Valley.” Admission is $15 per person.

A gun raffle will be done by selling five pies at auction. Each pie includes a key but only one key will open the gun case for the winner.

There will also be a 50-50 drawing.

• The Women of Wilsall met Monday evening at the home of Juday Jenkins. They discussed the concessions at the rodeo and had thoughts on what to change and what to keep the same for next year. Parade winners were discussed and are as follows: first-Girl Scout Troop 3574, second-Hogenson Construction, and third-Swandal Family.

They awarded Rylee Hoyem a $500 continuing education scholarship.

They also discussed what they wanted to do for events this fall and in the spring but won’t decide until the September meeting.

Their August meeting is the annual girls night out.


• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met July 5 at the Clyde Park Tavern and Cafe with Joyce Sarrazin as hostess. Prize winners were Bob Eyman, high; and Kathy DeBore, bingo.

• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Linda Wilson, high; Marge Briggs, low; and Mary Sarver, traveling.

• Winners of the July 11 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Jean Skillman, second; Jean Landers, low; and Georgia Hosgenson, traveling.

Guests, visits

• Terry and Cyndi Sarrazin and Alyssa and Jason Eggar, all of West Burlington, Iowa, have been visiting Joyce and Jim Sarrazin and other family members and friends in the area.

• Jean Skillman recently attended a Skillman family picnic at the home of Roger and Jane Gardiner in Livingston. The more than 20 folks there were from Portland, Oregon; Miles City, Wilsall, Clyde Park and Livingston.