Wilsall Rodeo kicks off big weekend in Shields

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Drive up the Shields River Valley this weekend for the 66th annual Wilsall Rodeo, Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16.

The Saturday show starts at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday’s rodeo starts at 2 p.m. The Ringling Five will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is adults, $10; and children under 12, $2.

The stock for this Northern Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo comes from Red Eye Rodeo Company. The Women of Wilsall will provide the concessions both days.

There will be dances sponsored by the Bank Bar Friday and Saturday nights with music by the Crazy Mountain Express.

Friday the dance starts at 8 p.m. at the Bank Bar and Saturday it starts at 9:30 p.m. along Clark Street north of the bar.

The Old Hardware Deli, also known as Val’s, will run normal hours Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crazy Mountain Momma’s will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Crazy Mountain Momma’s has new clothing, jewelry and gift items in the boutique area and a lending library in one corner. There are cowboy boots that may also be special ordered.

The Bank Bar will open Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m.

The Vault Cafe will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Wilsall Fire Department breakfast is from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday at the fire hall.

The parade theme is “Looking Back in Time” and it starts at noon Sunday. The Women of Wilsall are honoring Georgia Hogenson as grand marshal for the parade. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to put a float in the parade.

Farmers Market to kick off

The opening day for the Shields Valley Farmers Market is Monday, June 17, at Holliday Park in Clyde Park. It will run Mondays through Aug. 12 with two settings at Veterans Park in Wilsall, June 24 and July 29. It is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sloppy Joe Dinner with coleslaw, chips and a sweet, made by some of the best cooks in Clyde Park, will be for sale June 17 to benefit the Holliday Park Pavilion.

There will be music by Quenby. Vendors include Root to Rise produce, North Bridger Bison, Fudge Haven, Home Maiden, Mountain Sage and, weather permitting, there will be free horse-drawn wagon rides by Wendy at Sunnyside Farms.

Hunters education

There were 21 students in the Hunters Education class June 3 thru June 6 held at Shields Valley Schools in Clyde Park. The instructors were Carla Williams and Pete Lynn. The highest scoring student was a female and half of the class were female.

“Way to go girls!” says instructor Pete Lynn.

Old Settlers planning

The Old Settlers planning committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Community Hall in Clyde Park.

School news

The regular meeting of the Shields Valley School Board will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June, 19, at the Wilsall school.

Senior potluck

The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the senior center in Wilsall.

Church news

Church services in Wilsall Sunday, June 16, at the Wilsall Community Church will be at the regular time of 10:45 a.m. with David Barnhart of Bozeman as guest speaker and Shields River Lutheran will hold worship at 9 a.m. at the rodeo grounds with Brad Crawford and Larry Lovely leading worship.

Birthday celebration

A 100th birthday celebration for Gordon Smith is scheduled to happen following the rodeo parade, Sunday, June 16, at the Wilsall Community Church fellowship hall. His family invites friends to join them for lunch and birthday cake from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and to greet Gordon and help him celebrate his 100th birthday. No gifts, please.

Club news

• The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan.

• The Wilsall Wranglers 4-H Club members and two members of Paradise Explorers 4-H Clug met June 2 at the Park County Fairgrounds to paint the bleachers in the sale barn. The Wilsall Wranglers held their regular meeting after working to discuss a float for the Wilsall Rodeo Parade and to talk about carnival booths at the Park County Ag Fair in July.


• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met June 5 at Clyde Park Tavern and Cafe, with Penny Arnold as hostess. Prize winners were Bob Eyman, high; and Joyce Sarrazin, bingo.

• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Tammy Palmer, high; Georgia Hogenson, low; and Mary Sarver, traveling.

• Winners of the June 11 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Skillman, first; Marie Smith, second; Betty Burdette, low; and Georgia Hogenson, traveling.