Andrew Rose, left, with his hog, "Helga," and
the Richards famil: Mike,
Ryan and Ronney. Mike and Richards Logging of Seeley Lake purchased
Andrew's hog at the County Fair.
August 31, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
by Loren Rose
The third year of activity for the Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H Club culminated with the Western Montana Fair in Missoula. While market animals seem to get the most attention at the Fair, several Seeley Lake youngsters brought home purple and blue ribbons with other entries.
Headlining the list were future "Quiltmakers of the Tamaracks." Purple ribbons for quilts went to Betsy Malecha, Gina Clark, Michaela Dunlap, Breanne Wieder and Megan Rose. Outstanding job ladies, and thanks to leaders Theresa Friede and Pam Rose.
Other fair projects included Brandon Friede with a rebuilt small engine, and Ashley Wetherell's showing of her dog, "Bogey," a beautiful Golden Retriever. Holly and Dana Friede had photo exhibits. Gina Clark also entered baked goods. Colton Dunlap developed an awesome archery exhibit.
The kids who took animals to the Fair were Michael Biggins, Holly Friede, Breanne Wieder, Michaela Dunlap, Katie Biggins, and Erik and Andrew Rose. All were poised and confident with their projects. Thanks to all the business who supported these kids at the livestock sale: Lonesome Dove Ranch, Union Creek Ranch, Mike and Lynn Richards and Richards Logging, Two Rivers Bank, Western States Bank, Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Vocational Rehabilitation Inc., Les Schwab Tires and Cenex - Seeley Lake Propane.
Finally, none of this would be possible without the leadership of Rae Ann Henrekin, Sharon Teague and Debbie Dupree. Thanks for their time and patience.