April 20, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
For several years, Sela Senci (SEeley LAke SENior CItizens) sponsored an annual "Founders' Day" to celebrate local history.
In 1994 the format was changed to a community "Celebration of Trees". Trees are both a legacy we have received from the past and a legacy to give to the future.
The celebration takes place on even numbered years on the weekend following National Arbor Day, the fourth Friday of April. The schedule varies each year but always exemplifies the manifold ways that trees are involved in our lives.
It also shows a grand community spirit in the way that individuals and groups respond to invitations to be part of the celebration. The schedule is evidence of this cooperation. The events offer everyone, young and old, opportunities to take part in the celebrationso join in the fun.
Rod Kvamme, Chairman
WEEK OF 24-28 : Field/forest trips for students led by Forester Maggie Doherty
THURSDAY, April 27, 1:30 PM : Pyramid Mountain Lumber Mill tour for the public.Meet at Office building.
FRIDAY, April 28
9:30 AM Pyramid Mill tour for the public. Meet at Office building.
1:50 PM Governor Marc Racicot arrives by helicopter at Elementary school field
2:00 PM Assembly at the Elementary school for students and the public
2:45 PM Special Governor's tour of Pyramid Mountain Lumber Mill recognizing the mill's 51 years of operation in Seeley Lake.
3:45 PM Governor's reception at the Senior Citizens Center.- Public invited
4:30 PM Governor Racicot departs
7:00 PM "Montana My Way" 40-minute slide/music show by Bill Koppen. Elementary school multi-purpose roomfree admission.
SATURDAY, April 29
8:00 AM Bird watching walk with Woody Baxter - Meet at Forest Service office
9:30 "Open Barn" at site of old barn on Highway #83, future Museum/Visitors Center, with Cindy Torok
10:00 AM on Wood-related products and crafts at Community Hall, including boat-building by Charles Grant. No charge for display/sale tables.
10:00 AM-1 PM Free trees at Plum Creek Timber Co. information booth at Stage Station parking lot.
10:30 AM Forester Sharon Klinkhammer leads a guided tour among old growth Western Larch, including national co-champion for age/size. Meet across >from Seeley Lake campground (west shore)
1:30 PM Guided forest tour (see above)
3:00 PM Tea, with strings attached Emily A Bed and Breakfast. Guest pianist Tina Hatch, winner of Montana Young Artists competition
7:30 PM Community Talent Show at Elementary school multi-purpose room. Call 677-2265 to sign up.
Pop's Place: Pie and coffee "Tree-t" special (Can you name a pie not tree-related?)
Books, Yarn, and More: Specials on tree-related books (What books aren"t?)
Double Arrow "Seasons" Restaurant: Saturday evening menu features unique en-"trees"
Tamaracks Resort, Saturday 9-2PM: Open house with self-guided walk among tamaracks, displays, give-aways, tea/coffee.
Deer Country Quilts: Display of tree-related quilts and wall hangings. On Friday, 10 AM on, "Majestic Firs" quilting class by Kathy Repp ($18.00)
Check out "tree"-mendous specials at other Seeley Lake businesses
SPECIAL GUESTS AT CELEBRATION OF TREES 2000:
Governor Marc Racicot (picture)
Tina Hatch, pianist (picture)
Special thanks to:
All those listed as taking part in the schedule of events, plus
Rovero's (sign placement)
Emily A Bed and Breakfast (Concert site)
Kathy Davis and class (Sign)
Paul Kvamme (Graphics)
The Pathfinder (Promotion)
Plum Creek Timber Co. (Seedlings)
Pyramid Mountain Lumber (Brochures)
US Forest Service (Personnel and bird site)
Wold's Valley Market (Sign, and brochure distribution)
Lions Club members (Traffic control)
Elementary school and staff (Assembly, space, cooperation)
The members of SeLa SenCi would like to remind you that 60 years old is NOT OLD & for a tree!