Old Settlers this weekend

Jean Skillman
Wednesday, August 21, 2019


The 44th annual Shields Valley Old Settlers Days is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25. Come to Clyde Park for a full day of family fun.

Saturday events start with the Firemen’s Breakfast at 7 a.m. at City Fire Hall.

The Car Show begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms and more information may be obtained by calling Kevin Olmstead at 220-3197 or at the show.

The Quilt Show starts at 8 a.m. in the Community Hall. Quilts may be brought to the Community Hall in Clyde Park after 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, or by 8 a.m. Saturday. For Quilt Show information call Mary Karell at 222-1728.

Vendors, arts and crafts are open at 8 a.m. in the Community Hall and along Miles Street. The Clyde Park Women’s Club will have a coffee bar in the Community Hall both Saturday and Sunday. A silent auction will be going on until 3:30 p.m. at the Community Hall.

The museum and history area is at the community hall this year and opens at 8 a.m. Call Helen Cassidy at 222-6325 to learn more about participating in the museum displays.

Registration for the Old Settlers Ranch Run starts at 8 a.m. at Holliday Park. The 10K starts at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:15 a.m. and a 1-mile walk/run at 9:30 a.m. Runners of all ages are encouraged to enter. The fees for the run are $2 for children and $5 for adults. Prizes are planned for the winners of the Ranch Run. This is a ranch run as part of the trail is along the streets of Clyde Park and part is in a rancher’s field. For more information contact Annie Beaver at 224-3117.

The Old Settlers rifle raffle is for a Savage 243 with scope, sling and case. Look for the booth to buy tickets near the Community Hall.

Old Settler wearables will be on sale in the Community Hall.

There will be entertainment all day at the patio near the community hall.

Area groups and organizations are urged to plan a float for the 11 a.m. Saturday parade. The theme is “Shields Valley First Settlers.” Entries should gather at the high school about 10 a.m.

There is special seating for past grand marshals on the north side of the Town Hall for the parade, but if the weather is bad it will be at the Community Hall patio.

At noon hamburgers and hot dogs will be for sale at the Town Hall.

There will be children’s games at Holliday Park at 1 p.m. The pie auction is at 1 p.m. at the patio. Contact Teresa Lehman at 220-2958 about donating a pie.

Games start at 1:30 p.m. Games-nail pounding, bed race and lawn mower tractor racewill be in the street east of the Community Hall. For more information call Denny Wertz at 223-8974. Chicken Bingo and Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by the Shields Valley FFA, will be behind the Community Hall. Call JR Pierce at

(406) 599-8647 for more information.

Coffee and cookies will be available at the Shields Valley United Methodist Church. There will be no lunch there this year. Russ Bailey’s Talent Show will also be at the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Talent is needed: vocal, instrumental, dramatic readings, dancing and more. High school students are encouraged to join the program.

Conversations with “Old Timers” starts at 2 p.m. at the Community Hall.

A beef barbecue will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Hall at a cost of $10 for adults and children five and under free. The Crazy Mountain Express will play from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the dance on the patio following dinner. The dance is sponsored by the Clyde Park Tavern.

Watch for the Bracketteer 4-H Club members with Rubber Ducks for that race starting at 11 a.m. Sunday.

An Old Settlers Church Service, non-denominational, starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, on the patio at the Community Center. Jim Melin’s Family Ministries will provide music.

Also on Sunday will be the Old Settlers Days Potluck at 12:30 honoring Grand Marshals Georgia Hogenson, Carol Woodley and Dean Gilbert. Parade winners and other awards will announced along with the Rubber Duck Race and rifle winners.

Church news

• Rivers of Faith Parish-Shields River Lutheran, American Lutheran and Redeemer Lutheran churches will hold a farewell celebration for Pastors Steve and Peggy Paugh Leuzinger at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the gazebo in Sacajawea Park in Livingston. The event begins with a worship service and will be followed by a potluck picnic. There will be no worship in the individual churches that morning.

• David Barnhart of Bozeman will be the guest speaker at the 10:45 morning worship service Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wilsall Community Church.

Craft group

A craft group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.

MOPS meetings

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Park County is a local Christian nonprofit that seeks to equip and encourage moms of young children. They meet the first Thursday morning of the month from September until May. For more information, e-mail parkcountymops@gmail.com. The first meeting of the 2019-20 year will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Living Hope Church on the corner of Third and Clark streets in Livingston.


Winners of the Aug. 20 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Skillman, first; Georgia Hogenson, second; Jean Landers, low; and Betty Burdette, traveling.

School schedule

• Aug. 26: The open house at the high school and junior high is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Aug. 27: The open house at the elementary is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.