By Mick Holien
Gather a couple of your friends and neighbors on the Rocky Point shores of Flathead Lake Sunday night romping to the sounds of the Highway 93 Band served as a lynchpin for the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Polson and Ronan to share their mission while encouraging attendees to join in their endeavor.
The festive affair marked culmination of a lengthy and extended Fourth of July week that saw music and extended outdoor activities abound.
The three-plus hour affair, which included a construction update video on the Ronan and Polson clubs, but more importantly sparked conversation between and around potential donors and donations continued to push the Ronan club towards its $2.5 million goal of being up and running by the end of the summer and to jump start the Polson effort.
After the video NFL Hal of Famer Howie Long and his wife Diane toped the day with a plea to “change a generation of kids” by activities, safety, and companionship the club provides.
Both clubs are operating at over-full with the work and the need in Ronan continues to because of highway construction, which will eventually force closure of the building just north of the last stoplight leaving town.
Elsewhere the club’s Mud Run is slated for Saturday, Aug 9, that’s this Saturday at the Polson Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. The course is advertised as one of the sport’s toughest.