Winter Fun Day is Saturday

Jean Skillman

The second annual Winter Fun Day is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the corner of Elliot and Lewis streets in Wilsall and at the Wilsall Fire Hall. 

There will be a maze/obstacle course set up on the corner lot with some fun games as well. Ornament making and crafts will take place at the Fire Hall. Santa will join the fun at 4:30 p.m. for picture taking. 

Burgers, hot dogs and desserts, provided by the Wilsall Fire Department, will be served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Women of Wilsall and the Wilsall Fire Department. 


Upcoming events

• The Shields Valley High School and Junior High Christmas Concert starts at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Clyde Park gym. 

• “How to Teach Your Reindeer (to Fly)” will be performed by the third-grade class at the Shields Valley Elementary Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13,  in the Wilsall gym. Kindergarten through sixth-grade classes will perform musical numbers. Folks are invited to bring a dozen cookies to share. A special guest may also come at the end of the program.

• The Shields Valley School Board meets Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilsall school Multipurpose Room. 

• The Shields Valley Senior Citizen potluck starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Senior Center in Wilsall. There will be special music and readings. This is the Christmas dinner, with the center providing the ham. Others may bring vegetables, salads or desserts.

• An 80th birthday open house celebration is planned for Dorothy Lucas from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.


Decoration challenge

The Build a Better Wilsall is challenging all of the businesses and home owners in Wilsall to decorate for Christmas. A prize of $150 will be given to the best business, and $100 to the best residence. Winners will be decided by a group of elves on Dec. 19.


Church news

• The men of Shields River Lutheran Church will have a breakfast and Bible study at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church.

• Canyon Fever, a Christian Folk singing group from Bozeman, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Wilsall Community Church.

• The quilt raffle at Shields River Luther Church was won by Deb Youngberg.


Club news

The Wilsall Vets Club held its monthly potluck meeting and card party at the Shields Valley Senior Center Monday evening. This was the club’s Christmas dinner party, and instead of a gift exchange, they took an offering for the Shriners.



Winners of the Dec. 6 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Skillman, first; Georgia Hogenson, second; and Marie Smith, low.


School schedule:

• Dec.: 8 The varsity basketball teams play Lewistown junior varsity in Lewistown. The boys play at 7 p.m. and the girls at 8:30 p.m.

• Dec. 8-10: The junior high girls play in the Belgrade tournament.

• Dec. 9: The varsity boys play basketball with Circle at 1 p.m. in Lewistown, and the varsity girls play North Country at 2:30 p.m. in Lewistown.

• Dec. 12: The junior high and high school winter concert starts at 7 p.m. in the Clyde Park gym. 

• Dec. 13: The elementary school program starts at 7 p.m. in the gym in Wilsall.


Letter from Santa’s Elf

Hi, I am Blinky, Santa’s #1 elf. Santa has told me he is proud of all the boys and girls of Shields Valley. You have all been very good.

Santa is coming to see you at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Shields Valley United Methodist Church Annex. As it is a different day and time this year, Santa wants me to tell you to mark this day down. He is excited to hear all you want for Christmas. 

 There will be hot cocoa and cookies, candy canes and goodie bags that Santa will bring from up here at the North Pole. Santa says the goodie bags are loaded and the reindeer are ready to go. So remember to be good and mind your moms and dads.   

– From Blinky, Santa’s #1 Elf

(This event is sponsored by the Clyde Park Women’s Club.)


Reach Jean Skillman at 578-2570.