Boys and Girls Club Happenings

(From left) Matt Ventresca, Tracy Huck, Monica Clinton and Jennifer Pfau (with Carter) discuss results from the Community Needs Assessment survey.

Photo courtesy of Abby Franks

The Club is very lucky to work with other great entities of our community. Thank you, school district (Principal Matt Ventresca pictured) and Central Montana Head Start (Monica Clinton pictured), as well as our grant writer, Jennifer Pfau, for working so hard to make a difference with these kids. Tracy Huck and I at the Club feel your support is priceless. Pictured are our entities working together to discuss the outcomes of the recently completed “Community Needs Assessment” survey.

Beef, beef and more beef. Build up those appetites, because the CHS Big Sky and Nicole Wines Livestock “30 Days of Beef” ticket release date is only about a week and a half away. Be looking for those tickets at Don’s Store, Seiden Drug, Lewistown’s CHS Big Sky Office and the BG Club. Man, it is gonna be another beefy year.

From Tim Painter,

MTUPP coordinator:

During the month of February, we focused our attention on education and reduction of smokeless tobacco usage. We ended the month with our “Through with Chew” campaign where the Fergus Tobacco Prevention Specialist gave a presentation with the sixth- through 12thgrade students at Moore Public School. The School had also completed all requirements in becoming a Montana Tobacco Free School District of Excellence, as Denise Chrest, the superintendent of Moore School, received this award. We want to thank Denise, and the Board of Directors for their commitment to helping Montana be Tobacco Free.

The week was finished off by students at Fergus High competing in a marshmallowspitting contest, co-sponsored by Moen Family Dental Center. This event was created to bring awareness to the dangers of smokeless tobacco. Students participated in the Great American Spit Out and competed for $10 gift cards to the student coffee house at Fergus High School. With over 20 students participating and the winning spitters reaching a distance of nearly 25 feet. The top four winners were Kinsey Irvin, Patrick Blair, Alana Chalmers and Lilyanne Leininger. We look forward to this being an annual event and seeing the particpation grow so the number of Montana teens who use smokeless tobacco will continue to subside.

From Jenny Casman,

program director:

Hello from the STEM room where we are getting back to normal after the holidays. We’ve had a bit of a change downstairs. I now have all of the grades again; it’s fun having the younger ones back in here. The kids have been building many different things with blocks, magnets and cups. We have many exciting projects to come.


When do you think the snow will finally be melted in Lewistown?