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HAVRE AREA CHAMBER Welcome from the Havre Proudly serving our members for over 100 years!

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Area Chamber of Commerce Roots and Branches … We Need Each Other is the slogan for Festival Days weekend this year. For 38 years, this weekend has been a celebration of the end of summer and a time for people from around the area to get together and remember what makes this area so great. This year isn’t any different. The old standby events will make the weekend uniquely Havre's such as the 48-hour Softball Tournament, the p a r a d e, t h e K i w a n i s P a n c a k e Breakfast and many others. Many newer events are scheduled this year, too, such as the Professional Ag Students Golf Scramble, Furry Friends Paw Parade and the vendor booths downtown. Of course, the events listed above only scratch the surface of what is going on in Havre during Festival Days. I recommend that you put on your

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Festival Days button, look at the schedule of events and see how many you can take in. I guarantee that you will run into some old friends. Please remember to thank those who help put on this weekend as it couldn’t happen without the dedication of the Chamber office, as well as all the volunteers who truly make this weekend something to remember. On behalf of the Chamber, I would like to thank you for taking part in the Festival Days celebration.

Welcome to Havre for the 38th celebration of Havre Festival Days We are all looking forward to Festival Days this year. Fall is the perfect way to ease into winter and leave the heat and fires and smoke behind us! Festival Days means many things to different people which is why the theme “Roots and Branches … We Need Each Other” is so appropriate. It can mean different generations need each other. It can mean as we grow, we need to consider our roots but branch out. It can mean to someone that has moved away, that their roots are always in Havre, too. Get out and enjoy our town over the Festival Days weekend and take part in all the traditional events and try out some new activities, too. You may want to use your prowess at the obstacle course, tour the Boys & Girls Club, shoot in the golf scramble, sight in your gun, parade your pet, dunk a friend, watch a movie, vote for the “Best Of” or shoot moonlight trap. There is fun for all ages and all interests. Please look at the full schedule of events posted around town or on the Chamber website. Looking forward to seeing you out and about and enjoying yourselves. The parade route has been changed to go west at Third Street and dis-

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Executive director perse at the Post Office. Two blocks will be closed off downtown so that on Saturday, vendors can choose to be downtown or at the mall. There will be vendors at the mall Sunday, also. Special thanks goes to Montana State University-Northern for being our partner sponsor. Thank you to Bearly Square, Crystal City and Hi-Line Gold Casinos for sponsoring the Festival Days schedule of events flyer. Thanks to all the businesses that contributed in many ways, purchasing mugs and buttons, sponsoring events and prizes. Thanks to Triangle Communications and Cape Air for the grand prizes for the button winners. And as always the Havre Lions Club stepped up to bring our South Alberta Pipe Band back to Havre for the parade.

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South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band again in Havre Festival Days A favorite feature of the Havre Festival Days parade is once again returning with some help from the Havre Lions Club. The club is helping sponsor a trip from Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Havre of the South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band, a group that has been a popular part of Festival Days since it started in 1981. The traditional pipe and drum band marches in the parade and also performs at locations throughout Havre afterward. The official origin of the band, a featured part of the Festival Parade and other parts of the event, dates back to the same year Hill and Blaine counties were carved out of Chouteau County, 1912. The traditional pipe and drum band, based out of Medicine Hat, has marched in every Havre Festival Days, but its participation in Havre festivals goes back at least three decades before that. The band itself has roots in the parts of Canada north of Montana going back much more than a century. Pipers were employed by the Hudson Bay Company and one of the most famous, Colin Frasier, accompanied George Simpson of the company in his travels across Canada to the Pacific. Frasier finished his piping for Hudson Bay at Fort Chipewyan in the northeastern part of what became Alberta. Other pipers were known to have been in the Medicine Hat region long before the precursor to the band — a group apparently known as the Medicine Hat Kiltie Band — started playing in 1909. A regiment of soldiers from Nova Scotia was stationed in Medicine Hat during the Riel Rebellion of 1884-85, the web page with the band’s history recounts, and could easily have included pipers. Highland regiments with pipers were quite popular, and both British and Canadian armies had a number of such regiments, the site says. Pipe regiments historically were common in Scotland, while the British army traditionally had drummers. The British began adding pipers in an attempt to draw Scotsmen to the military. The earliest piper known by name in the Medicine Hat area was James H. Wilson, who farmed in Saskatchewan near Walsh. According to the web page, he stopped piping when his wife became sick of that music and threw his pipes in the wood stove. Another early piper who played in the area was Elkwater coal mine operator “Happy” Jack Hart. The official start of the South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band is listed as 1912, with the establishment of the Medicine Hat Pipe Band. The band joined the military for service during World War I, and only one, Scotsman Alex Hosie, who had been recruited to Medicine Hat for the pipe band, returned to the community. Hosie, a champion piper who also judged competitions in Banff and Seattle, kept the band going, and it became affiliated with the Canadian Legion of Medicine Hat in 1928, taking the new name The Canadian Legion Pipe Band of Medicine Hat. In 1966, most members of the Legion band left it to form the South Alberta Pipe Band.

Havre Daily News/File photo Members of the South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band march and perform in the 2017 Festival Days Parade. Havre Lions Club is helping sponsor the band to return to Havre for Festival Days, the trip it has made since the celebration started. The traditional band typically serenades people at businesses and taverns throughout Havre outside of marching in the parade. The band itself dwindled in the 1990s, and stopped doing full performances, although members still played at events. The band was revitalized shortly after 2000. With new members joining, public performances again began in 2003. Along with parades and performances, the band also operates a school to teach the art of pipe and drum band playing. And the band’s history with Havre goes back more than half-a-century. The pipe band has performed and marched in Havre since the 1950s — likely in the precursor to Festival Days, the Havre Band Festival that ran from 1931 until it was discontinued in the late 1960s or early 1970s — and has been associated with Festival Days since it was started in 1981, including as a revival of the band festival. Members of the pipe and drum band have said their stop in Havre is one of their favorite times, citing the friendliness and welcome extended by the city’s residents and the people at the festival. The band members also generally move throughout downtown Havre throughout the festival, visiting with and entertaining people in the business community and at the Havre bars. The Havre performance is considered a punctuation mark in the South Alberta Pipe

and Drum Band season, its last major performance for the summer. Festival Days often starts a break before the band’s work during

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Events: Off-roading and run/walk both set for Sunday

Beta Sigma Phi holds Festival Days street dance A local chapter of an international women’s organization is holding an entertaining event during Havre Festival Days to help it fund helping local people. Havre’s Xi Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an organization formed more than 80 years ago, is having a dinner, raffle and street dance Saturday outside the Havre Eagles Club from 6 p.m. to midnight. Local band Plowed Under is playing at the dance, which will include a 50/50 and other raffles. Darcy Azure’s food truck, Eat with Me, will be serving food at the event. No one younger than 21 will be allowed at the dance The dance is in addition to the annual craft auction the chapter holds each November to help it provide assistance to

people down on their luck. Each Christmas season, the Xi Tau chapter buys Christmas gifts for some families in the area and also purchases presents for residents at the care center who have no family. Its work extends beyond the holiday season, helping displaced victims of domestic violence with household and toiletry items and so on, and aid like helping people who are low on funds travel to see someone who is in the hospital or travel to see family when someone has died, providing them with a gas card.

Moonlight trap shoot Havre Trap Club’s Moonlight Shoot will be giving the public a chance Saturday to come out to the trap club to compete, have some fun and win prizes of meat for their freezer. The Moonlight Shoot is $25 for five rounds of trap shooting and $5 for each additional round. In each round, shooters will compete in heats with five shots at clay pigeons to earn top shooter in the round. The winner of each round will get to select their prize: meat brought in from Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods. Other shooting game formats will test

Havre Daily News/File photo People head down the Bill Baltrusch Walking Trail during the 2017 Festival Days Fun Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Havre High School boys cross country team. shooters’ skills for well into the night. New shooters are welcome to come for this competition. Club member Emi Sasaki Smith said the competition usually draws local and visiting trap shooters, including some who regularly come from Great Falls. The August Moonlight Shoot didn’t wrap up until after 2 a.m., she added. The Saturday shoot starts at 8 p.m. at Havre Trap Club, east off the south end of Fifth Avenue. For more information, contact Jim Bachini, 265-2485 or 262-3739, or Matt Sasaki, 945-5982.

Off-roading back at Festival Days Off-road enthusiasts have a chance during Havre Festival Days to ride some trails near Fresno Reservoir again this year. Montana State University-Northern automotive technology teacher Kevin Holzworth said he is again organizing a ride at the Fresno off-highway vehicle park, or OHV, 20 miles north of Havre off of Wildhorse Road. Riders on 4-by-4s and

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Sports again a main feature of Festival Days

■ From Page 9 around the country, but most local people take advantage of the Spokane, Washington, hospital. Money from the raffle goes into a travel fund to help families get to any Shriners Hospital.

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dirt bikes will spend the early afternoon on the 120-acre site that starts on a plateau and drops down into the Milk River Valley to the reservoir. The event starts with people meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday on Northern’s SUB Drive near the Student Union Building and then caravaning to Fresno OHV to use the site. All off-road vehicles are allowed to use the park, which has a “ride at your own risk” policy.

Festival Run/Walk The annual Festival Days Run/Walk fundraiser is set for Sunday. Registration for the event starts at noon at the RC Model Club, east off the south end of Fifth Avenue. The run/walk starts at 1 p.m., with the one-mile and 5K courses linking up with the Bill Baltrusch Walking Trail. This is a fundraiser for the Havre High School boys cross country team. Cost to compete is $25 with a T-shirt and $10 without, and kids 8 and younger run for free when accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded.

Havre’s annual Festival Days Celebration is a time for the entire community to come together in many different ways. It’s a time when everybody shows off just how proud they are of Havre.    Sporting events have always been a big part of the Festival Days tradition, and in 2018 sports will be a big, big part of the fun.     This year, Festival Days will collide with Havre High School’s 2018 Homecoming celebration, so there’s plenty of Blue Pony action for everybody. Thursday, the Havre High volleyball team kicks off the fun with a match against Browning, while the Pony spikers will play their official homecoming match Saturday against Cut Bank. Friday will feature the Havre High golf teams hosting the 2018 Central A Divisional Tournament at Prairie Farms Golf Course, and Saturday morning, the HHS cross country teams host the Havre Invitational.     But as is always the case with homecoming, the annual game at Blue Pony Stadium is the big attraction, and Friday night the Blue Ponies will host the Glendive Red Devils in the annual homecoming game.     MSU-Northern will be a part of the Festival Days hoopla, as well. While the Northern football team is away playing Montana Tech Saturday, the MSU-N volleyball team will host arch rival Carroll College Saturday in the Armory Gymnasium. The Northern rodeo teams will be inside the Great Northern Fairgrounds Bigger Better Barn Friday and Saturday for the annual MSU-Northern Rodeo, which is the only event the team hosts each season.      Of course, a big tradition during Festival Days is the annual 48-Hour Softball Tournament. The tournament starts Friday at 6 p.m. and runs nonstop through Sunday evening. As always, the tournament will be played at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field, and it brings in teams from all over Montana, and sometimes Canada. It is a co-ed tournament, and always features many

teams from Havre and surrounding areas. And, the big draw is, the tournament roundthe-clock.      Festival Days will also feature the Festival Run/Walk, which gets underway at 1 p.m. Sunday, starting at the RC Model Flying Club.

This year’s Festival Days parade will include the Furry Friends Paw Parade which will run in conjunction with the regular — and popular — parade Saturday, but entries need to be in before parade day. Festival Days used to have a pet and doll parade that was shorter, for kids to walk, complete with its own prizes and awards, Paw Parade organizer Shannon Heggem said, and people wanted something like this back. This new, re-imagined version of that parade will feature pets and, along with children, will include adults and pet-focused businesses. “We just wanted to give local pet owners a place to showcase their beloved pets,” Heggem said. People can lead their pets on a leash, carry them, pull them in a wagon or on a float, and they can dress them in a cos-

tume or just bring them as their everyday self. The only requirements are that the pets be polite in public and stay under the control of their humans at all times, Heggem said. Any entries that can only make a short distance can leave the parade at Sixth Street, by Dairy Queen, she added. The Furry Friends Paw Parade will gather at the Havre High School parking lot, around the Luxury Unleashed float, at 9 a.m. for judging, with prizes awarded for Most Unique/Cutest Pet, Best Pet Costume and Best Children’s Entry. Entrants must fill out and turn in by Friday the standard parade entry form found at the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, on the Chamber website http://www.havrechamber.com/ or on the Furry Friends Paw Parade Facebook page.

Havre Daily News/File photo Josh Calvert and Aron Brokel make an out catching a fly ball during the 2017 Festival Days 48-Hour Softball Tournament. This year’s tournament starts Friday at 6 p.m.

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September 2018 Burger Feed & Bingo Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast BETA Dinner & Street Dance Eagles Club Festival Days Quilt Show Run of Special Trains Bearly Square Quilting Frank DeRosa Railroad Holiday Village Mall Museum

 Commercial Products & Crafts Show Holiday Village Mall

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8 a.m. - 8 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale (Library Meeting Room) 9, 10 and 11 a.m. — Victorian Home Historic Havre Stroll (Heritage House Museum) 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. — Trends Demo Alley by E E Schenck (Bearly Square Quilt Shop) Noon - 6 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors (former Famous Footwear location in the mall) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. — Boys & Girls Club Sweet 16 Celebration Alumni & Community Club Tours (Boys & Girls Club) 5:30 - 7 p.m. — Boys & Girls Club Sweet 16 Celebration BBQ Free to Club Families & Community 5:30 - 10 p.m. — Havre Eagles Club Burger Feed (Eagles Club) 6 p.m. — Victorian Home Historic Havre Stroll 6 - 9 p.m. — Steve Heil Memorial Car Show (3rd Street & 4th Avenue) 6 p.m. - Sun. 6 p.m. — 48-Hour Softball Tournament (6th Avenue Softball Field) 6:30 p.m. — H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum presents “Havre at the Turn of the Century” – Jim Magera & Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump Sign (Havre Inn & Suites) 7 p.m. — 5th Annual Festival of Nations (LIttle Theatre Cowan Hall)

Friends of the Library Book Sale Havre-Hill County Library 4th Street

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 MSU-Northern Volleyball Friday Armory Gym, MSU-Northern

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All Day — 48-Hour Softball Tournament 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Kiwanis Pancakes (Eagles Club) 8 a.m. - noon — Saturday Market (Town Square) 9:15 a.m. — Parade Float Judging (High School parking lot only) 7:30 a.m. — Professional Ag Students Golf Scramble (Beaver Creek Golf Course) 10 a.m. — Havre Festival Days Parade including Furry Friends Paw Parade (New route through downtown) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — “Run” of Special Trains (Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum) 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Trends Demo Alley by E E Schenck 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Havre Festival Days Commercial Products & Craft Show (Holiday Village Mall and downtown Havre) Noon — Havre Force Girls Fast Pitch Dunking Booth (Atrium Parking Lot) Noon - 3 p.m. — Custom Collision Repair Car Giveaway, BBQ & Burnout (Custom Collision Repair) Noon - 4 p.m. — Clack Foundation “Digging Up History” (Great Northern Fairgrounds) Noon - 5 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale 1:30 p.m. — Havre Community Obstacle Course (Great Northern Fairgrounds) 2 p.m. — MSU-Northern Volleyball vs. Carroll College (MSU-Northern Armory Gym) 2:30 p.m. — Disney movie “Planes 2” (Havre Airport) 3 - 8 p.m. — KNMC Rock Lotto, and “Best of Havre” results party Drawings for North Central Shrine Club Beef Raffle (Town Square) 6 p.m. — Downtown Historic Havre Stroll (Heritage House Museum) 6 p.m. - midnight — BETA Festival Days Street Dance, Raffle and Food Cart (Eagles Club) 8 p.m. — Moonlight Night Shoot (Havre Trap Club)

Start of Parade Intersection near Rod’s Drive-In

Festival Run/Walk RC Model Flying Club

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All Day — 48-Hour Softball Tournament 9, 10 and 11 a.m. — Downtown Historic Havre Stroll 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — “Run” of Special Trains 11 a.m. — Fresno Off Road Trail Ride (Meet at SUB Loop) Noon - 4 p.m. Havre Festival Days Commercial Products & Craft Show Noon - 4 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors Noon - 5 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale 1 p.m. — Festival Run/Walk – Registration - Noon (RC Model Flying Club) 1 - 3 p.m. — Ice cream social and croquet (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 539 3rd Ave.) 2 p.m. — Notable History Among the Headstones (Heritage House Museum) 5 p.m. — Interesting Hill County Women Among the Headstones (Heritage House Museum) Editor’s note: Events held on more than one day have the location listed only on the first day.

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Havre Festival Days limited edition commemorative buttons and mugs available now Only 1,000 numbered round-trip tickets to Billings buttons are available, with courtesy of Cape Air drawings for gift certificates, mugs and a chance to win a Commemorative mugs and buttons are available for the 38th celebration of Havre bluetooth speaker and two Festival Days. The mugs and buttons will

feature this year’s logo. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce will be drawing a series of six random numbers each day, Monday through Friday. Those holding a button with a winning number will win a Chamber Gift Certificate in varying denominations or a Festival Days commemorative mug. To claim a prize, just stop by the Chamber with the

winning button. Winning numbers will be listed in the newspaper and on the radio the week of Festival Days. Two other numbers will be drawn to win a bluetooth speaker from Triangle Mobile and two round-trip tickets to Billings on Cape Air. These two winning button numbers will be drawn Friday.

Historic preservation ornaments featuring Burnham School on sale during Festival Days Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission is again unveiling its annual commemorative Christmas ornaments during Festival Days week.

The ornament this year features the historic Burnham School between Kremlin and Havre. The ornaments are available at the

Havre Area Chamber of Commerce office at 130 Fifth Ave. for $20 each. Ornaments from previous years' collections will be on sale, also, at a discounted

price. Proceeds from the sales go to fund the commission’s preservation of historic sites in the area.

Events: Saturday piled with events and activities right after the parade. People will be able to walk around the garage to see the tools and equipment used to repair vehicles, view the upgrades since last year and look at entries in the car show. The area around the business will be cordoned off to traffic, except for those who are taking part in the car show, which will also feature burnouts. All are welcome to participate in the burnout although they will have to talk to Chris Preputin, owner of Custom Collision, at the event. Custom Collision will also announce the winners of the giveaway event, in which three rebuilt vehicles will be given to people in need of a vehicle. This has become an annual event for the community with this being the fourth year Custom Collision has been doing it. Burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs for all ages will be catered by Fat Billy and the Boyz BBQ owner Bill Patera.

way to the right hangar.

Free Disney movie for the kids

Montana State University-Northern radio station KNMC will have its Third Annual Rock Lotto, mixing together singers and musicians to play together from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Town Square. Musicians and singers names were put into a bag — people were encouraged to put instrument preference and a secondary — in addition to the songs that they would be playing. This year there were 35 participant names and out of that seven bands were made. The new bands were given six weeks to learn their songs and perform a 20-minute set in Town Square. Organizer Dave Martens said these are 35 very brave people because they did not know the skill level or who the people were they would be playing with for the event. The event has seen people come back to participate in the lotto every year, Martens

Families will have a chance to catch a free Disney movie Saturday. “Planes 2: Fire & Rescue” will be playing at a host hangar at Havre City-County Airport. The movie and affordably priced concessions are sponsored by local pilots in the North Central Hangar of the Montana Pilots’ Association. Hangar President Willie Hurd said the club members just want to share their enthusiasm for airplanes with the public. The movie is free and the concessions are inexpensive, he added, so everyone can have the full movie and treat experience. “Planes 2” will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and signs at the airport will lead the

Best of 2018 to be unveiled during Festival Days The best of what people say Havre has to offer will be unveiled Sarturday during Festival Days at Town Square. People have voted in the Havre Area of Events poll in various categories, including arts and entertainment, food and drinks, local businesses and organizations, people, and places and activities. The awards will be presented during KNMC Rock Lotto at Town Square.

Rock Lotto returns to Festival Days

said, and the event has also been growing. This year will also have a trumpet player and other musicians playing some instruments that haven’t previously been see in the years before, Martens said. He added that the event will feature two food trucks, the Streatery and Parker’s Barbecue, and Vic’s Club is providing a cash bar. Custom Collision Repair will also be helping with the sound system this year with Chance Solomon. The event is free and all ages are welcome, Martens said.

Shriners Beef Raffle

People can donate to help the children

served by Shriners Hospitals and take a chance at a winter’s supply of beef. Havre Shiner’s Beef Raffle tickets will be available at Brandon’s Drapery & Floor Covering, at Hammer’n Hank’s Tweeten’s Auto Body and from local Shriners. Raffle tickets are $5 each, four for $20. The beef is donated by a local producer and will be wrapped and ready for the winners to take home to the freezer. First-place winner gets half of a beef, with second-place getting the hind quarter and third-place the front quarter. The winner will be drawn at Saturday’s Rock Lotto. Shriners Hospitals provide free treatment to children with a variety of illnesses and injuries. The hospitals are located

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Events: Booths for Commercial and Craft festival downtown and at Holiday Village ■ From Page 7 other food, artwork and crafted items. The market has grown to feature about 40 vendors every weekend, and Festival Days weekend is a popular one. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday during Festival Days.

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Montana State University-Northern’s Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and cultural awareness during Festival Days with a special art display. Work of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is on display this week in Northern’s Vande Bogart Library. Kahlo’s art has transcended cultures and countries and today is one of the most recognized names in the international art world scene. The display is available during library hours Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Friday.

The Havre Festival Days parade is continuing its decades-old tradition of celebrating the region, with a few new changes and a few recent changes continued. This is the second year the parade has had a grand marshal, with local historian and retired Havre High School history teacher Jim Magera leading the procession. This year will also feature a Furry Friends Paw Parade, which is a returnwith-a-twist of the former pet and doll parade. The Festival Days parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m., with the float judging preceding the parade, and runs from Havre High School down Bullhook Road and proceeds north on Fifth Avenue. In previous years, the parade turned east at Fourth Street, but this year it will continue in a loop through downtown. The

Book sale again running Festival Days week

Havre Daily News/File photo Model trains ran the tracks at the Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum for the run of special trains during the 2017 Festival Days. The special trains are again running in the basement of the museum during this year’s Festival Days. parade will turn west on Third Street and travel to the U.S. Post office. To make room for the parade, parking will not be allowed on Third Street from Fifth through First avenues from 7 a.m. to noon. Violators will be towed.

Festival of crafts, art and commercial

products Artisans, crafters and commercial vendors will be downtown, on Third Avenue between Second and Fourth streets, Saturday and the Holiday Village Mall Saturday and Sunday, the weekend of the Havre Festival Days, for the Commercial Products and Craft Show. The craft shows will begin Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both locations, and

noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the mall. Montanans from Havre, Chinook, Great Falls, Kalispell, Conrad, Moore, Libby, Rudyard and Belt will showcase handmade crafts of many kinds, including jewelry, artwork and paintings, holiday decorations, wood carvings, yard arts, metal art, table runners, napkins, and much more. More than 30 vendors are scheduled to be at the mall and more than 20 in the downtown location. Food will be on sale as well. This will be the first year that the craft show will be downtown.

Custom Collision Customer Appreciation Day Custom Collision Repair will give members of the public a look at its facilities and provide them with a free lunch and show Saturday, during its annual Appreciation Day. The event will start at noon,

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People again have the chance to pick up some reading material in an event held in conjunction with Festival Days. The Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library this year are holding their annual book sale from Wednesday through Sunday. The sale runs from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The book sale is one of the largest fundraisers held by Friends. Donated books and books retired from the library shelves are sold, with volunteers regularly bringing out more selections through the sale. The money raised helps fund a variety of events at the library, including helping pay for the license for its movie program, for the summer and winter reading programs and prizes for children programs.

Run of the Special Trains

The Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum

and Havre Beneath the Streets will end the summer season with their annual special display of model trains Festival Days weekend. An extra runs of the trains will be set up in the museum basement, giving visitors access to the large diorama-like layout that depicts a scene created by the local model railroad club and reminiscent of the local area in historic times. The railroad museum offers a brief history of the railroad in Havre complete with to-scale model trains running daily. An original hand cart and working block signal are on display. Visits to the railroad museum are free. During the special run of model trains, someone will be available to speak with visitors and answer questions about the trains and the railroad tradition in the Havre area. The trains will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Festival of Quilts Hi-Line Quilt Guild’s Festival of Quilts will have a wealth of quilts on display the full weekend of Festival Days in the former Famous Footwear store in the Holiday Village Mall. This is a free event and the public is welcome to come view the quilts, made by guild members and area quilters, Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite quilts to help give one maker the People’s Choice Award. Raffle drawings will also be held Sunday for a mini raffle and a wall hanging that the guild members made as a fundraiser to benefit Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen. The quilt, called “County Fair,” is sized to be a wall hanging. Constructed with different methods, including piecing and appliqué, the quilt depicts various animals and scenes common in traditional county fairs. The guild members have made several quilts throughout the years to raise money for local organizations and causes, but they also have made special quilts, such as quilts for Havre Police Department

Havre Daily News/File photo A multitude of books were displayed for sale during the 2017 Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library Book Sale. The book sale begins Wednesday this year. officers to keep in their police cars for kids, dog and cat pads for animal shelters and weighted blankets for the residents at Northern Montana Care Center. The tickets, which cost $1 for 1, $5 for

7 and $10 for 15, will only be on sale at the Festival of Quilts, and the winner’s name will be drawn at end of day Sunday.

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Second Annual PAS Golf Scramble Montana State University-Northern Professional Agricultural Students Club will have its Second Annual Golf Scramble this year to help send students to the National PAS conference in Colorado. The event will be at Beaver Creek Golf Course Saturday, with the calcutta starting at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start out on the course at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided at the event. Everyone who wants to participate in the tournament has to register by Thursday. Teams will be groups of four and it is $250 to register a team. The calcutta will give people an opportunity to bid on a team, winning bider of the winning team will receive a cut of the total calcutta collection. For more information or to register for the event contact PAS Organizer Teresa Stevenson at 390-4289 or Riley at 406-3011384 or Beaver Creek Golf Course at 2653711. A Yeti Cooler will be a prize in addition to other awards and prizes this year.

Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line turns 16 The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is holding a “Sweet 16” birthday celebration Friday during Festival Days at the club at 500 First Ave. The club will hold tours of the changes that have been made since it opened 16 years ago, then is holding a barbecue in the location of one of those changes, the park in the back of the club. The community is invited to come and see what is available at the club, and alumni are encouraged to come in and see what is new.

Eagles Auxiliary holding burger feed The Havre Eagles Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 166 is adding to the festivities of the 2018 Havre Festival Days. The auxiliary will hold a burger feed Friday outside of the Eagles Club from 5:30 to 10 p.m. For $6 people can get a cheeseburger, salad, baked beans, chips and condiments, proceeds will be going to the Eagles Auxiliary charities.

Festival brings Sri Lanka and Hawaii to

Havre Daily News/File photo Rain did not stop the Steve Heil Memorial Can Show during the 2017 Havre Festival Days. The show is running Friday 6 to 9 p.m. during this year’s Festival Days

Havre The Fifth Annual Festival of Nations will be offering visitors a chance to experience “A Day in Sri Lanka and Hawaii” in north-central Montana. Friday on the Montana State UniversityNorthern campus will see presentations by featured guests the Lethbridge Lankas Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, whose members are Canadian residents of Sri Lankan heritage, and the University of Montana Pacific Islanders Club. The groups will be performing traditional dances and music and giving presentations on their cultures. Additional cultural entertainment and education will be provided by local people giving musical and short theatrical performances and presentations, representing cultures as diverse as Irish, Native American and Kenyan. This program is hosted by Northern’s Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs, which will also be holding a silent auction fundraiser to help fund its activities, like this one, throughout the year. The evening begins at 7 p.m. at the

Little Theatre in Cowan Hall. Tickets are being sold to the general public for $4 for adults and $2 for youth at the door for $1 less per ticket ahead of the event. For more information, contact Cristina EstradaUnderwood at 265-3589.

Steve Heil Memorial Car Show The Steve Heil Memorial Car Show for car enthusiasts again this year. Car buffs are invited to Third Street and Fourth Avenue Friday 6 to 9 p.m. to display and view classic and restored vehicles of all kinds. Family members revived this car show in 2014 in honor of the late Steve Heil, a car lover himself. The streets will be blocked off to allow plenty of space for show vehicles to park and freedom for viewers to roam.

Magera discusses Havre at the turn of the

century A favorite speaker in the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum summer speaker series is returning to Festival Days, following the dedication of a park established to highlight a piece of local history. Local historian and former Havre High School history teacher Jim Magera will present “Havre at the Turn of the Century” at 7 p.m. at Havre Inn and Suites Friday. Magera’s presentation will follow a dedication of Mural Park outside of the hotel, which features a mural by Jim Marshall of Medicine Hat depicting Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump behind the Holiday Village Mall. The park has recently been completed and features grass and trees, benches and flags. The dedication is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the park.

MSU-Northern rodeo action

Rodeo fans will have a special treat

www.havredailynews.com this Festival Days weekend with two days of college rodeo competition coming to the Bigger Better Barn. Montana State University-Northern men’s and women’s rodeo teams will be hosting more than 300 contestants from rival schools of their region during the Northern home rodeo Friday and Saturday nights, with slack for some events on both days, as well. Northern will be competing against teams from Miles City Community College, Dawson Community College, Northwest Community College, Montana State University Bozeman, University of Providence, University of Montana and University of Montana Western, and most likely a few competitors from Blackfeet Community College in Browning. General admission tickets are $12 in advance at Stockman Bank and Norman’s Ranch and Sportswear, and $15 at the gate, and $10 for Northern students and staff. Evening competition begins at 7 p.m. both nights with a full competition Friday, and a short round and the top-10 performance Saturday night. Along with the rodeo action, attendees can enjoy concessions, beer and wine. Friday will start with what head coach Doug Kallenberger called their “rough stock slack,” with saddle bronc, breakaway roping and bull riding, and Saturday’s slack will start 9 a.m. J Bar J Rodeo will be providing stock and Ray Champ will be serving as announcer for the weekend performance. This will be the third of four rodeos in the fall run for the Northern teams, which will finish out their competition year with five rodeos in the spring, Kallenberger said.

48-Hour Softball Tournament This year will be the 27th annual Festival Days co-ed softball tournament,

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Havre Daily News/File photo Havre Kiwanians Rick Floren, left, Robert Floren and Jerry Hansen serve up a hot breakfast at the Eagles Club before the parade on a rainy day for the 2017 Havre Festival Days. Kiwanis Club members again will be serving breakfast at the Eagles Club Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Friday at 6 p.m. and running for 48 hours straight. Teams are coming from all around the region and from Canada for the tournament. The event will take place at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field, going almost uninterrupted except a short break for the parade until Sunday at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend with concessions available,

all proceeds will go to the Havre High School Fastpitch program and city sports softball program. There will be 20 teams participating in the event.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast The Kiwanis Club will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast Saturday 7 a.m to 1 p.m at the Eagles Club in Havre. The feed, which began in 1955 and helps fund the group’s community projects. It has since become part of the Festival Days Celebration. As in years past. Kiwanians will be at the Eagle’s Club long before daybreak to prepare for the feed.

Free Sight-In Days Havre Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting its free Sight-In Days at the shooting Havre Daily News/File photo A variety of merchandise is displayed at Havre Holiday Mall for the 2017 Festival Days Commercial Products and Craft Show. This year, booths will be at Holiday Village Mall Saturday and Sunday and downtown on Third Avenue Saturday.

range northwest of town. Club member Thornton Lindsay said the public is welcome to bring their firearms and ammunition, along with eye and ear protection, to use the range for sighting in their rifles and pistols before hunting season. The club will provide targets, as well as a chronograph if any shooters want to know the speed of their bullets. If shooters have questions, experts in the club will be on hand to help. The Hill County Shooting Sports Recreation Area, five miles west on River Road north of Havre, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This is a chance for the general public to use the range without buying a range pass, Lindsay said.

Saturday Market Havre Festival Days activities include the final weekend of a summer-long event on Town Square — Saturday Market. Started in 2002 after the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce’s completion of the Square, the market is held every Saturday from early July through Festival Days. Vendors gather on the Square to sell farm and garden produce, baked goods and

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Second Annual PAS Golf Scramble Montana State University-Northern Professional Agricultural Students Club will have its Second Annual Golf Scramble this year to help send students to the National PAS conference in Colorado. The event will be at Beaver Creek Golf Course Saturday, with the calcutta starting at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start out on the course at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided at the event. Everyone who wants to participate in the tournament has to register by Thursday. Teams will be groups of four and it is $250 to register a team. The calcutta will give people an opportunity to bid on a team, winning bider of the winning team will receive a cut of the total calcutta collection. For more information or to register for the event contact PAS Organizer Teresa Stevenson at 390-4289 or Riley at 406-3011384 or Beaver Creek Golf Course at 2653711. A Yeti Cooler will be a prize in addition to other awards and prizes this year.

Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line turns 16 The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is holding a “Sweet 16” birthday celebration Friday during Festival Days at the club at 500 First Ave. The club will hold tours of the changes that have been made since it opened 16 years ago, then is holding a barbecue in the location of one of those changes, the park in the back of the club. The community is invited to come and see what is available at the club, and alumni are encouraged to come in and see what is new.

Eagles Auxiliary holding burger feed The Havre Eagles Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 166 is adding to the festivities of the 2018 Havre Festival Days. The auxiliary will hold a burger feed Friday outside of the Eagles Club from 5:30 to 10 p.m. For $6 people can get a cheeseburger, salad, baked beans, chips and condiments, proceeds will be going to the Eagles Auxiliary charities.

Festival brings Sri Lanka and Hawaii to

Havre Daily News/File photo Rain did not stop the Steve Heil Memorial Can Show during the 2017 Havre Festival Days. The show is running Friday 6 to 9 p.m. during this year’s Festival Days

Havre The Fifth Annual Festival of Nations will be offering visitors a chance to experience “A Day in Sri Lanka and Hawaii” in north-central Montana. Friday on the Montana State UniversityNorthern campus will see presentations by featured guests the Lethbridge Lankas Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, whose members are Canadian residents of Sri Lankan heritage, and the University of Montana Pacific Islanders Club. The groups will be performing traditional dances and music and giving presentations on their cultures. Additional cultural entertainment and education will be provided by local people giving musical and short theatrical performances and presentations, representing cultures as diverse as Irish, Native American and Kenyan. This program is hosted by Northern’s Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs, which will also be holding a silent auction fundraiser to help fund its activities, like this one, throughout the year. The evening begins at 7 p.m. at the

Little Theatre in Cowan Hall. Tickets are being sold to the general public for $4 for adults and $2 for youth at the door for $1 less per ticket ahead of the event. For more information, contact Cristina EstradaUnderwood at 265-3589.

Steve Heil Memorial Car Show The Steve Heil Memorial Car Show for car enthusiasts again this year. Car buffs are invited to Third Street and Fourth Avenue Friday 6 to 9 p.m. to display and view classic and restored vehicles of all kinds. Family members revived this car show in 2014 in honor of the late Steve Heil, a car lover himself. The streets will be blocked off to allow plenty of space for show vehicles to park and freedom for viewers to roam.

Magera discusses Havre at the turn of the

century A favorite speaker in the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum summer speaker series is returning to Festival Days, following the dedication of a park established to highlight a piece of local history. Local historian and former Havre High School history teacher Jim Magera will present “Havre at the Turn of the Century” at 7 p.m. at Havre Inn and Suites Friday. Magera’s presentation will follow a dedication of Mural Park outside of the hotel, which features a mural by Jim Marshall of Medicine Hat depicting Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump behind the Holiday Village Mall. The park has recently been completed and features grass and trees, benches and flags. The dedication is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the park.

MSU-Northern rodeo action

Rodeo fans will have a special treat

www.havredailynews.com this Festival Days weekend with two days of college rodeo competition coming to the Bigger Better Barn. Montana State University-Northern men’s and women’s rodeo teams will be hosting more than 300 contestants from rival schools of their region during the Northern home rodeo Friday and Saturday nights, with slack for some events on both days, as well. Northern will be competing against teams from Miles City Community College, Dawson Community College, Northwest Community College, Montana State University Bozeman, University of Providence, University of Montana and University of Montana Western, and most likely a few competitors from Blackfeet Community College in Browning. General admission tickets are $12 in advance at Stockman Bank and Norman’s Ranch and Sportswear, and $15 at the gate, and $10 for Northern students and staff. Evening competition begins at 7 p.m. both nights with a full competition Friday, and a short round and the top-10 performance Saturday night. Along with the rodeo action, attendees can enjoy concessions, beer and wine. Friday will start with what head coach Doug Kallenberger called their “rough stock slack,” with saddle bronc, breakaway roping and bull riding, and Saturday’s slack will start 9 a.m. J Bar J Rodeo will be providing stock and Ray Champ will be serving as announcer for the weekend performance. This will be the third of four rodeos in the fall run for the Northern teams, which will finish out their competition year with five rodeos in the spring, Kallenberger said.

48-Hour Softball Tournament This year will be the 27th annual Festival Days co-ed softball tournament,

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Havre Daily News/File photo Havre Kiwanians Rick Floren, left, Robert Floren and Jerry Hansen serve up a hot breakfast at the Eagles Club before the parade on a rainy day for the 2017 Havre Festival Days. Kiwanis Club members again will be serving breakfast at the Eagles Club Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Friday at 6 p.m. and running for 48 hours straight. Teams are coming from all around the region and from Canada for the tournament. The event will take place at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field, going almost uninterrupted except a short break for the parade until Sunday at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend with concessions available,

all proceeds will go to the Havre High School Fastpitch program and city sports softball program. There will be 20 teams participating in the event.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast The Kiwanis Club will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast Saturday 7 a.m to 1 p.m at the Eagles Club in Havre. The feed, which began in 1955 and helps fund the group’s community projects. It has since become part of the Festival Days Celebration. As in years past. Kiwanians will be at the Eagle’s Club long before daybreak to prepare for the feed.

Free Sight-In Days Havre Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting its free Sight-In Days at the shooting Havre Daily News/File photo A variety of merchandise is displayed at Havre Holiday Mall for the 2017 Festival Days Commercial Products and Craft Show. This year, booths will be at Holiday Village Mall Saturday and Sunday and downtown on Third Avenue Saturday.

range northwest of town. Club member Thornton Lindsay said the public is welcome to bring their firearms and ammunition, along with eye and ear protection, to use the range for sighting in their rifles and pistols before hunting season. The club will provide targets, as well as a chronograph if any shooters want to know the speed of their bullets. If shooters have questions, experts in the club will be on hand to help. The Hill County Shooting Sports Recreation Area, five miles west on River Road north of Havre, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This is a chance for the general public to use the range without buying a range pass, Lindsay said.

Saturday Market Havre Festival Days activities include the final weekend of a summer-long event on Town Square — Saturday Market. Started in 2002 after the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce’s completion of the Square, the market is held every Saturday from early July through Festival Days. Vendors gather on the Square to sell farm and garden produce, baked goods and

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Montana State University-Northern’s Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and cultural awareness during Festival Days with a special art display. Work of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is on display this week in Northern’s Vande Bogart Library. Kahlo’s art has transcended cultures and countries and today is one of the most recognized names in the international art world scene. The display is available during library hours Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Friday.

The Havre Festival Days parade is continuing its decades-old tradition of celebrating the region, with a few new changes and a few recent changes continued. This is the second year the parade has had a grand marshal, with local historian and retired Havre High School history teacher Jim Magera leading the procession. This year will also feature a Furry Friends Paw Parade, which is a returnwith-a-twist of the former pet and doll parade. The Festival Days parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m., with the float judging preceding the parade, and runs from Havre High School down Bullhook Road and proceeds north on Fifth Avenue. In previous years, the parade turned east at Fourth Street, but this year it will continue in a loop through downtown. The

Book sale again running Festival Days week

Havre Daily News/File photo Model trains ran the tracks at the Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum for the run of special trains during the 2017 Festival Days. The special trains are again running in the basement of the museum during this year’s Festival Days. parade will turn west on Third Street and travel to the U.S. Post office. To make room for the parade, parking will not be allowed on Third Street from Fifth through First avenues from 7 a.m. to noon. Violators will be towed.

Festival of crafts, art and commercial

products Artisans, crafters and commercial vendors will be downtown, on Third Avenue between Second and Fourth streets, Saturday and the Holiday Village Mall Saturday and Sunday, the weekend of the Havre Festival Days, for the Commercial Products and Craft Show. The craft shows will begin Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both locations, and

noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the mall. Montanans from Havre, Chinook, Great Falls, Kalispell, Conrad, Moore, Libby, Rudyard and Belt will showcase handmade crafts of many kinds, including jewelry, artwork and paintings, holiday decorations, wood carvings, yard arts, metal art, table runners, napkins, and much more. More than 30 vendors are scheduled to be at the mall and more than 20 in the downtown location. Food will be on sale as well. This will be the first year that the craft show will be downtown.

Custom Collision Customer Appreciation Day Custom Collision Repair will give members of the public a look at its facilities and provide them with a free lunch and show Saturday, during its annual Appreciation Day. The event will start at noon,

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People again have the chance to pick up some reading material in an event held in conjunction with Festival Days. The Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library this year are holding their annual book sale from Wednesday through Sunday. The sale runs from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The book sale is one of the largest fundraisers held by Friends. Donated books and books retired from the library shelves are sold, with volunteers regularly bringing out more selections through the sale. The money raised helps fund a variety of events at the library, including helping pay for the license for its movie program, for the summer and winter reading programs and prizes for children programs.

Run of the Special Trains

The Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum

and Havre Beneath the Streets will end the summer season with their annual special display of model trains Festival Days weekend. An extra runs of the trains will be set up in the museum basement, giving visitors access to the large diorama-like layout that depicts a scene created by the local model railroad club and reminiscent of the local area in historic times. The railroad museum offers a brief history of the railroad in Havre complete with to-scale model trains running daily. An original hand cart and working block signal are on display. Visits to the railroad museum are free. During the special run of model trains, someone will be available to speak with visitors and answer questions about the trains and the railroad tradition in the Havre area. The trains will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Festival of Quilts Hi-Line Quilt Guild’s Festival of Quilts will have a wealth of quilts on display the full weekend of Festival Days in the former Famous Footwear store in the Holiday Village Mall. This is a free event and the public is welcome to come view the quilts, made by guild members and area quilters, Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite quilts to help give one maker the People’s Choice Award. Raffle drawings will also be held Sunday for a mini raffle and a wall hanging that the guild members made as a fundraiser to benefit Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen. The quilt, called “County Fair,” is sized to be a wall hanging. Constructed with different methods, including piecing and appliqué, the quilt depicts various animals and scenes common in traditional county fairs. The guild members have made several quilts throughout the years to raise money for local organizations and causes, but they also have made special quilts, such as quilts for Havre Police Department

Havre Daily News/File photo A multitude of books were displayed for sale during the 2017 Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library Book Sale. The book sale begins Wednesday this year. officers to keep in their police cars for kids, dog and cat pads for animal shelters and weighted blankets for the residents at Northern Montana Care Center. The tickets, which cost $1 for 1, $5 for

7 and $10 for 15, will only be on sale at the Festival of Quilts, and the winner’s name will be drawn at end of day Sunday.

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September 2018 Burger Feed & Bingo Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast BETA Dinner & Street Dance Eagles Club Festival Days Quilt Show Run of Special Trains Bearly Square Quilting Frank DeRosa Railroad Holiday Village Mall Museum

 Commercial Products & Crafts Show Holiday Village Mall

End of Parade Post Office

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Steve Heil Memorial Car Show 3rd and 4th Ave. by Independence Bank

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8 a.m. - 8 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale (Library Meeting Room) 9, 10 and 11 a.m. — Victorian Home Historic Havre Stroll (Heritage House Museum) 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. — Trends Demo Alley by E E Schenck (Bearly Square Quilt Shop) Noon - 6 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors (former Famous Footwear location in the mall) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. — Boys & Girls Club Sweet 16 Celebration Alumni & Community Club Tours (Boys & Girls Club) 5:30 - 7 p.m. — Boys & Girls Club Sweet 16 Celebration BBQ Free to Club Families & Community 5:30 - 10 p.m. — Havre Eagles Club Burger Feed (Eagles Club) 6 p.m. — Victorian Home Historic Havre Stroll 6 - 9 p.m. — Steve Heil Memorial Car Show (3rd Street & 4th Avenue) 6 p.m. - Sun. 6 p.m. — 48-Hour Softball Tournament (6th Avenue Softball Field) 6:30 p.m. — H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum presents “Havre at the Turn of the Century” – Jim Magera & Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump Sign (Havre Inn & Suites) 7 p.m. — 5th Annual Festival of Nations (LIttle Theatre Cowan Hall)

Friends of the Library Book Sale Havre-Hill County Library 4th Street

5th Avenue

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10th Street

 MSU-Northern Volleyball Friday Armory Gym, MSU-Northern

5th Avenue

Sunday, Sept. 23

48-Hour Softball Tournament Memorial Field

All Day — 48-Hour Softball Tournament 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Kiwanis Pancakes (Eagles Club) 8 a.m. - noon — Saturday Market (Town Square) 9:15 a.m. — Parade Float Judging (High School parking lot only) 7:30 a.m. — Professional Ag Students Golf Scramble (Beaver Creek Golf Course) 10 a.m. — Havre Festival Days Parade including Furry Friends Paw Parade (New route through downtown) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — “Run” of Special Trains (Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum) 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Trends Demo Alley by E E Schenck 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Havre Festival Days Commercial Products & Craft Show (Holiday Village Mall and downtown Havre) Noon — Havre Force Girls Fast Pitch Dunking Booth (Atrium Parking Lot) Noon - 3 p.m. — Custom Collision Repair Car Giveaway, BBQ & Burnout (Custom Collision Repair) Noon - 4 p.m. — Clack Foundation “Digging Up History” (Great Northern Fairgrounds) Noon - 5 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale 1:30 p.m. — Havre Community Obstacle Course (Great Northern Fairgrounds) 2 p.m. — MSU-Northern Volleyball vs. Carroll College (MSU-Northern Armory Gym) 2:30 p.m. — Disney movie “Planes 2” (Havre Airport) 3 - 8 p.m. — KNMC Rock Lotto, and “Best of Havre” results party Drawings for North Central Shrine Club Beef Raffle (Town Square) 6 p.m. — Downtown Historic Havre Stroll (Heritage House Museum) 6 p.m. - midnight — BETA Festival Days Street Dance, Raffle and Food Cart (Eagles Club) 8 p.m. — Moonlight Night Shoot (Havre Trap Club)

Start of Parade Intersection near Rod’s Drive-In

Festival Run/Walk RC Model Flying Club

Havre High School

All Day — 48-Hour Softball Tournament 9, 10 and 11 a.m. — Downtown Historic Havre Stroll 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — “Run” of Special Trains 11 a.m. — Fresno Off Road Trail Ride (Meet at SUB Loop) Noon - 4 p.m. Havre Festival Days Commercial Products & Craft Show Noon - 4 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors Noon - 5 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale 1 p.m. — Festival Run/Walk – Registration - Noon (RC Model Flying Club) 1 - 3 p.m. — Ice cream social and croquet (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 539 3rd Ave.) 2 p.m. — Notable History Among the Headstones (Heritage House Museum) 5 p.m. — Interesting Hill County Women Among the Headstones (Heritage House Museum) Editor’s note: Events held on more than one day have the location listed only on the first day.

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Havre Festival Days limited edition commemorative buttons and mugs available now Only 1,000 numbered round-trip tickets to Billings buttons are available, with courtesy of Cape Air drawings for gift certificates, mugs and a chance to win a Commemorative mugs and buttons are available for the 38th celebration of Havre bluetooth speaker and two Festival Days. The mugs and buttons will

feature this year’s logo. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce will be drawing a series of six random numbers each day, Monday through Friday. Those holding a button with a winning number will win a Chamber Gift Certificate in varying denominations or a Festival Days commemorative mug. To claim a prize, just stop by the Chamber with the

winning button. Winning numbers will be listed in the newspaper and on the radio the week of Festival Days. Two other numbers will be drawn to win a bluetooth speaker from Triangle Mobile and two round-trip tickets to Billings on Cape Air. These two winning button numbers will be drawn Friday.

Historic preservation ornaments featuring Burnham School on sale during Festival Days Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission is again unveiling its annual commemorative Christmas ornaments during Festival Days week.

The ornament this year features the historic Burnham School between Kremlin and Havre. The ornaments are available at the

Havre Area Chamber of Commerce office at 130 Fifth Ave. for $20 each. Ornaments from previous years' collections will be on sale, also, at a discounted

price. Proceeds from the sales go to fund the commission’s preservation of historic sites in the area.

Events: Saturday piled with events and activities right after the parade. People will be able to walk around the garage to see the tools and equipment used to repair vehicles, view the upgrades since last year and look at entries in the car show. The area around the business will be cordoned off to traffic, except for those who are taking part in the car show, which will also feature burnouts. All are welcome to participate in the burnout although they will have to talk to Chris Preputin, owner of Custom Collision, at the event. Custom Collision will also announce the winners of the giveaway event, in which three rebuilt vehicles will be given to people in need of a vehicle. This has become an annual event for the community with this being the fourth year Custom Collision has been doing it. Burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs for all ages will be catered by Fat Billy and the Boyz BBQ owner Bill Patera.

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Free Disney movie for the kids

Montana State University-Northern radio station KNMC will have its Third Annual Rock Lotto, mixing together singers and musicians to play together from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Town Square. Musicians and singers names were put into a bag — people were encouraged to put instrument preference and a secondary — in addition to the songs that they would be playing. This year there were 35 participant names and out of that seven bands were made. The new bands were given six weeks to learn their songs and perform a 20-minute set in Town Square. Organizer Dave Martens said these are 35 very brave people because they did not know the skill level or who the people were they would be playing with for the event. The event has seen people come back to participate in the lotto every year, Martens

Families will have a chance to catch a free Disney movie Saturday. “Planes 2: Fire & Rescue” will be playing at a host hangar at Havre City-County Airport. The movie and affordably priced concessions are sponsored by local pilots in the North Central Hangar of the Montana Pilots’ Association. Hangar President Willie Hurd said the club members just want to share their enthusiasm for airplanes with the public. The movie is free and the concessions are inexpensive, he added, so everyone can have the full movie and treat experience. “Planes 2” will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and signs at the airport will lead the

Best of 2018 to be unveiled during Festival Days The best of what people say Havre has to offer will be unveiled Sarturday during Festival Days at Town Square. People have voted in the Havre Area of Events poll in various categories, including arts and entertainment, food and drinks, local businesses and organizations, people, and places and activities. The awards will be presented during KNMC Rock Lotto at Town Square.

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said, and the event has also been growing. This year will also have a trumpet player and other musicians playing some instruments that haven’t previously been see in the years before, Martens said. He added that the event will feature two food trucks, the Streatery and Parker’s Barbecue, and Vic’s Club is providing a cash bar. Custom Collision Repair will also be helping with the sound system this year with Chance Solomon. The event is free and all ages are welcome, Martens said.

Shriners Beef Raffle

People can donate to help the children

served by Shriners Hospitals and take a chance at a winter’s supply of beef. Havre Shiner’s Beef Raffle tickets will be available at Brandon’s Drapery & Floor Covering, at Hammer’n Hank’s Tweeten’s Auto Body and from local Shriners. Raffle tickets are $5 each, four for $20. The beef is donated by a local producer and will be wrapped and ready for the winners to take home to the freezer. First-place winner gets half of a beef, with second-place getting the hind quarter and third-place the front quarter. The winner will be drawn at Saturday’s Rock Lotto. Shriners Hospitals provide free treatment to children with a variety of illnesses and injuries. The hospitals are located

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Events: Off-roading and run/walk both set for Sunday

Beta Sigma Phi holds Festival Days street dance A local chapter of an international women’s organization is holding an entertaining event during Havre Festival Days to help it fund helping local people. Havre’s Xi Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an organization formed more than 80 years ago, is having a dinner, raffle and street dance Saturday outside the Havre Eagles Club from 6 p.m. to midnight. Local band Plowed Under is playing at the dance, which will include a 50/50 and other raffles. Darcy Azure’s food truck, Eat with Me, will be serving food at the event. No one younger than 21 will be allowed at the dance The dance is in addition to the annual craft auction the chapter holds each November to help it provide assistance to

people down on their luck. Each Christmas season, the Xi Tau chapter buys Christmas gifts for some families in the area and also purchases presents for residents at the care center who have no family. Its work extends beyond the holiday season, helping displaced victims of domestic violence with household and toiletry items and so on, and aid like helping people who are low on funds travel to see someone who is in the hospital or travel to see family when someone has died, providing them with a gas card.

Moonlight trap shoot Havre Trap Club’s Moonlight Shoot will be giving the public a chance Saturday to come out to the trap club to compete, have some fun and win prizes of meat for their freezer. The Moonlight Shoot is $25 for five rounds of trap shooting and $5 for each additional round. In each round, shooters will compete in heats with five shots at clay pigeons to earn top shooter in the round. The winner of each round will get to select their prize: meat brought in from Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods. Other shooting game formats will test

Havre Daily News/File photo People head down the Bill Baltrusch Walking Trail during the 2017 Festival Days Fun Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Havre High School boys cross country team. shooters’ skills for well into the night. New shooters are welcome to come for this competition. Club member Emi Sasaki Smith said the competition usually draws local and visiting trap shooters, including some who regularly come from Great Falls. The August Moonlight Shoot didn’t wrap up until after 2 a.m., she added. The Saturday shoot starts at 8 p.m. at Havre Trap Club, east off the south end of Fifth Avenue. For more information, contact Jim Bachini, 265-2485 or 262-3739, or Matt Sasaki, 945-5982.

Off-roading back at Festival Days Off-road enthusiasts have a chance during Havre Festival Days to ride some trails near Fresno Reservoir again this year. Montana State University-Northern automotive technology teacher Kevin Holzworth said he is again organizing a ride at the Fresno off-highway vehicle park, or OHV, 20 miles north of Havre off of Wildhorse Road. Riders on 4-by-4s and

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■ From Page 9 around the country, but most local people take advantage of the Spokane, Washington, hospital. Money from the raffle goes into a travel fund to help families get to any Shriners Hospital.

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dirt bikes will spend the early afternoon on the 120-acre site that starts on a plateau and drops down into the Milk River Valley to the reservoir. The event starts with people meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday on Northern’s SUB Drive near the Student Union Building and then caravaning to Fresno OHV to use the site. All off-road vehicles are allowed to use the park, which has a “ride at your own risk” policy.

Festival Run/Walk The annual Festival Days Run/Walk fundraiser is set for Sunday. Registration for the event starts at noon at the RC Model Club, east off the south end of Fifth Avenue. The run/walk starts at 1 p.m., with the one-mile and 5K courses linking up with the Bill Baltrusch Walking Trail. This is a fundraiser for the Havre High School boys cross country team. Cost to compete is $25 with a T-shirt and $10 without, and kids 8 and younger run for free when accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded.

Havre’s annual Festival Days Celebration is a time for the entire community to come together in many different ways. It’s a time when everybody shows off just how proud they are of Havre.    Sporting events have always been a big part of the Festival Days tradition, and in 2018 sports will be a big, big part of the fun.     This year, Festival Days will collide with Havre High School’s 2018 Homecoming celebration, so there’s plenty of Blue Pony action for everybody. Thursday, the Havre High volleyball team kicks off the fun with a match against Browning, while the Pony spikers will play their official homecoming match Saturday against Cut Bank. Friday will feature the Havre High golf teams hosting the 2018 Central A Divisional Tournament at Prairie Farms Golf Course, and Saturday morning, the HHS cross country teams host the Havre Invitational.     But as is always the case with homecoming, the annual game at Blue Pony Stadium is the big attraction, and Friday night the Blue Ponies will host the Glendive Red Devils in the annual homecoming game.     MSU-Northern will be a part of the Festival Days hoopla, as well. While the Northern football team is away playing Montana Tech Saturday, the MSU-N volleyball team will host arch rival Carroll College Saturday in the Armory Gymnasium. The Northern rodeo teams will be inside the Great Northern Fairgrounds Bigger Better Barn Friday and Saturday for the annual MSU-Northern Rodeo, which is the only event the team hosts each season.      Of course, a big tradition during Festival Days is the annual 48-Hour Softball Tournament. The tournament starts Friday at 6 p.m. and runs nonstop through Sunday evening. As always, the tournament will be played at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field, and it brings in teams from all over Montana, and sometimes Canada. It is a co-ed tournament, and always features many

teams from Havre and surrounding areas. And, the big draw is, the tournament roundthe-clock.      Festival Days will also feature the Festival Run/Walk, which gets underway at 1 p.m. Sunday, starting at the RC Model Flying Club.

This year’s Festival Days parade will include the Furry Friends Paw Parade which will run in conjunction with the regular — and popular — parade Saturday, but entries need to be in before parade day. Festival Days used to have a pet and doll parade that was shorter, for kids to walk, complete with its own prizes and awards, Paw Parade organizer Shannon Heggem said, and people wanted something like this back. This new, re-imagined version of that parade will feature pets and, along with children, will include adults and pet-focused businesses. “We just wanted to give local pet owners a place to showcase their beloved pets,” Heggem said. People can lead their pets on a leash, carry them, pull them in a wagon or on a float, and they can dress them in a cos-

tume or just bring them as their everyday self. The only requirements are that the pets be polite in public and stay under the control of their humans at all times, Heggem said. Any entries that can only make a short distance can leave the parade at Sixth Street, by Dairy Queen, she added. The Furry Friends Paw Parade will gather at the Havre High School parking lot, around the Luxury Unleashed float, at 9 a.m. for judging, with prizes awarded for Most Unique/Cutest Pet, Best Pet Costume and Best Children’s Entry. Entrants must fill out and turn in by Friday the standard parade entry form found at the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, on the Chamber website http://www.havrechamber.com/ or on the Furry Friends Paw Parade Facebook page.

Havre Daily News/File photo Josh Calvert and Aron Brokel make an out catching a fly ball during the 2017 Festival Days 48-Hour Softball Tournament. This year’s tournament starts Friday at 6 p.m.

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Area Chamber of Commerce Roots and Branches … We Need Each Other is the slogan for Festival Days weekend this year. For 38 years, this weekend has been a celebration of the end of summer and a time for people from around the area to get together and remember what makes this area so great. This year isn’t any different. The old standby events will make the weekend uniquely Havre's such as the 48-hour Softball Tournament, the p a r a d e, t h e K i w a n i s P a n c a k e Breakfast and many others. Many newer events are scheduled this year, too, such as the Professional Ag Students Golf Scramble, Furry Friends Paw Parade and the vendor booths downtown. Of course, the events listed above only scratch the surface of what is going on in Havre during Festival Days. I recommend that you put on your

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Festival Days button, look at the schedule of events and see how many you can take in. I guarantee that you will run into some old friends. Please remember to thank those who help put on this weekend as it couldn’t happen without the dedication of the Chamber office, as well as all the volunteers who truly make this weekend something to remember. On behalf of the Chamber, I would like to thank you for taking part in the Festival Days celebration.

Welcome to Havre for the 38th celebration of Havre Festival Days We are all looking forward to Festival Days this year. Fall is the perfect way to ease into winter and leave the heat and fires and smoke behind us! Festival Days means many things to different people which is why the theme “Roots and Branches … We Need Each Other” is so appropriate. It can mean different generations need each other. It can mean as we grow, we need to consider our roots but branch out. It can mean to someone that has moved away, that their roots are always in Havre, too. Get out and enjoy our town over the Festival Days weekend and take part in all the traditional events and try out some new activities, too. You may want to use your prowess at the obstacle course, tour the Boys & Girls Club, shoot in the golf scramble, sight in your gun, parade your pet, dunk a friend, watch a movie, vote for the “Best Of” or shoot moonlight trap. There is fun for all ages and all interests. Please look at the full schedule of events posted around town or on the Chamber website. Looking forward to seeing you out and about and enjoying yourselves. The parade route has been changed to go west at Third Street and dis-

Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Jody Olson

Executive director perse at the Post Office. Two blocks will be closed off downtown so that on Saturday, vendors can choose to be downtown or at the mall. There will be vendors at the mall Sunday, also. Special thanks goes to Montana State University-Northern for being our partner sponsor. Thank you to Bearly Square, Crystal City and Hi-Line Gold Casinos for sponsoring the Festival Days schedule of events flyer. Thanks to all the businesses that contributed in many ways, purchasing mugs and buttons, sponsoring events and prizes. Thanks to Triangle Communications and Cape Air for the grand prizes for the button winners. And as always the Havre Lions Club stepped up to bring our South Alberta Pipe Band back to Havre for the parade.

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South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band again in Havre Festival Days A favorite feature of the Havre Festival Days parade is once again returning with some help from the Havre Lions Club. The club is helping sponsor a trip from Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Havre of the South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band, a group that has been a popular part of Festival Days since it started in 1981. The traditional pipe and drum band marches in the parade and also performs at locations throughout Havre afterward. The official origin of the band, a featured part of the Festival Parade and other parts of the event, dates back to the same year Hill and Blaine counties were carved out of Chouteau County, 1912. The traditional pipe and drum band, based out of Medicine Hat, has marched in every Havre Festival Days, but its participation in Havre festivals goes back at least three decades before that. The band itself has roots in the parts of Canada north of Montana going back much more than a century. Pipers were employed by the Hudson Bay Company and one of the most famous, Colin Frasier, accompanied George Simpson of the company in his travels across Canada to the Pacific. Frasier finished his piping for Hudson Bay at Fort Chipewyan in the northeastern part of what became Alberta. Other pipers were known to have been in the Medicine Hat region long before the precursor to the band — a group apparently known as the Medicine Hat Kiltie Band — started playing in 1909. A regiment of soldiers from Nova Scotia was stationed in Medicine Hat during the Riel Rebellion of 1884-85, the web page with the band’s history recounts, and could easily have included pipers. Highland regiments with pipers were quite popular, and both British and Canadian armies had a number of such regiments, the site says. Pipe regiments historically were common in Scotland, while the British army traditionally had drummers. The British began adding pipers in an attempt to draw Scotsmen to the military. The earliest piper known by name in the Medicine Hat area was James H. Wilson, who farmed in Saskatchewan near Walsh. According to the web page, he stopped piping when his wife became sick of that music and threw his pipes in the wood stove. Another early piper who played in the area was Elkwater coal mine operator “Happy” Jack Hart. The official start of the South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band is listed as 1912, with the establishment of the Medicine Hat Pipe Band. The band joined the military for service during World War I, and only one, Scotsman Alex Hosie, who had been recruited to Medicine Hat for the pipe band, returned to the community. Hosie, a champion piper who also judged competitions in Banff and Seattle, kept the band going, and it became affiliated with the Canadian Legion of Medicine Hat in 1928, taking the new name The Canadian Legion Pipe Band of Medicine Hat. In 1966, most members of the Legion band left it to form the South Alberta Pipe Band.

Havre Daily News/File photo Members of the South Alberta Pipe and Drum Band march and perform in the 2017 Festival Days Parade. Havre Lions Club is helping sponsor the band to return to Havre for Festival Days, the trip it has made since the celebration started. The traditional band typically serenades people at businesses and taverns throughout Havre outside of marching in the parade. The band itself dwindled in the 1990s, and stopped doing full performances, although members still played at events. The band was revitalized shortly after 2000. With new members joining, public performances again began in 2003. Along with parades and performances, the band also operates a school to teach the art of pipe and drum band playing. And the band’s history with Havre goes back more than half-a-century. The pipe band has performed and marched in Havre since the 1950s — likely in the precursor to Festival Days, the Havre Band Festival that ran from 1931 until it was discontinued in the late 1960s or early 1970s — and has been associated with Festival Days since it was started in 1981, including as a revival of the band festival. Members of the pipe and drum band have said their stop in Havre is one of their favorite times, citing the friendliness and welcome extended by the city’s residents and the people at the festival. The band members also generally move throughout downtown Havre throughout the festival, visiting with and entertaining people in the business community and at the Havre bars. The Havre performance is considered a punctuation mark in the South Alberta Pipe

and Drum Band season, its last major performance for the summer. Festival Days often starts a break before the band’s work during

Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, considered by many to be the most important day of the year for the band.


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