Danielson farewell lunch set for Sunday
Jean Skillman, Shields Valley Correspondent
Wednesday, July 11, 2018


The community is invited to attend an appreciation and farewell lunch for Pastor Mark Danielson, his wife Cindy and daughter Cheyenne at noon Sunday, July 15, at the Wilsall Community Church.

Danielson’s last time of leading worship and preaching in Wilsall will be that morning at the 10:45 service with the lunch following.


Farmers Market

The July 16 Shields Valley Farmers Market starts at 4:30 p.m. and features an Ice Cream Social with all profits going toward building a new pavilion in Holliday Park, home of the farmers market.

Featured vendors include the 406 Grill Food Truck, not just ordinary burgers, tacos & fries; plus Bev & Boe’s Specialties and Fudge Haven.

Classic country roots music by Quenby will be there. Sunnyside Farm’s will be giving free horse-drawn wagon rides and the DesChene family is bringing their alpacas to share with the community.

There will be food and fun for kids of all ages.


Upcoming events

• The annual Block Party at Shields River Lutheran church will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 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 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the senior center in Wilsall. There will be special music and readings.

• Ace Roofing is hosting a Community Day free barbecue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at their shop on Elliot Street, Highway 89, in Wilsall. Meat and beverages, plates and flatware are provided. Bring a side dish to share.


Senior Citizens Board

The Senior Citizens Board met Monday morning. They put the same officers in for another year: Jean Skillman, president; Arlene Gee, vice president; Carol Balcom, secretary; and Judy Ryan, treasurer. Other board members are Guy Chriske and Brad Berendts.


Build a Better Wilsall

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. 3, 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 water. Again this year there will be a live auction and the pre-show “All the Gold in Our Valley.” Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 5 to 11.

A gun raffle will be done by selling five pies at auction for a chance to win the gun.

There will also be a 50-50 drawing.



Nearly 20 Hoyem family members attended a gathering at the home of Gary and Patti Hoyem Saturday. They came from Tampa, Florida; Las Vegas, Billings, Livingston and Wilsall.


Club news

• The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Shields River Lutheran church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “The Wives of Los Alamos” by TaraShea Nesbit.

• The Women of Wilsall enjoyed a barbecue dinner Monday evening at the home of Desiree Pope. They discussed the concessions at the rodeo and had thoughts on what to change and what to keep the same for next year. 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.



• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Georgia Hogenson, high; Betty Burdette, low; and Linda Wilson, traveling.

• Winners of the July 10 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Georgia Hogenson, second; and Patti Vennes, low.