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Swan Valley Players pack 'em in
and raise $2,500 for school

Half-time entertainment from Seeley (Shelley Towe thought they should call themselves "4 Bows and a Tie") Bev Evans, Cheryl Lewis, Shawna Anders, Jill Larson, and Lynn Johnson

The Swan Valley Players played to packed houses in performances last weekend and raised $2,500 for a new stage project at Swan Valley School.

Gloria Busch, director, said the amount raised was double that of last year, but will only be enough for half of the projected stage costs at the school.

"We may have to raise another $2,500 next year," Busch said.

The play, "Razzle Dazzle Royalty at the Wine Glass Saloon", was a melodrama set in the 1900's at the Wine Glass Saloon in the Swan Valley. Dance hall girls, a villain, and law and order contributed to the ensuing drama.

Gloria Busch has been directing the Swan Valley Players since forming the group several years ago.


Miss Jewell Janey O'Brien
Swan Valley Sam Jim Wheeler
Wally Weatherall Bob Cushman
Prudence Virtue Kitty Logan
Walkin' Eagle Randy Williams
Harry Rosin D.K. Mitchell
Emma Reld Linda Styler
Amy Thyst Judy Sumner
Di Mund Ona Lake
Pearl String Jerry Watson
Jack Ash Rip Grubaugh
Patty Larceny Jabet Wheeler
Auntie Spirits Leah Mitchell
Mac Naughton Lee Eslick
Bartender Mike Holmes


Director Gloria Busch
Music Director Donna Richardson
Piano Angie Yates
Lights Linda Guizzo
Props Sue Cushman
Costumes Leah Mitchell
Tickets and Posters Jabet Wheeler


Auntie Spirits is Swan Valley's temperance leader.


Patty Larceny and Swan Valley Sam







Miss Jewell and Swan Valley Sam

Patty Larceny and Harry Rosin plot to get control of Prudence Virtue's money.


Di Mund and bartender have sweet feelings for each other.


Walkin' Eagle, alias Bob E. Covert of the Missoula County Sheriff's









Photos by
Kitty Logan &
Charlie Struna


Mac Naughton gets cozy with the bottle.










Di Mund (back by popular demand) poses on stage.


Prudence and Harry




Amy Thyst studies her notes backstage.









Jack Ash bags a royal elk.




Miss Jewell wants to look her best.


Dance hall girls sing, too.


Dance hall girls with Miss Jewell


Miss Jewell, Emma Reld, and Swan Valley Sam


Harry tries to convince Mac to let him control his business affairs.

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