Boys & Girls Club Happenings

Tracy Huck (left) and Crystal Tyler represent Lewistown at the Boys and Girls Club regional conference in Las Vegas.

Photo courtesy of Crystal Tyler

From Abby Franks, club director:

Festival of Trees is right around the corner. It’s going to be an exciting time. Please let us know if you want an involvement information sheet. Your gift is important to us. Mark your calendars for fun on Dec. 2.


From Tim Painter, tobacco prevention specialist/teen director:

• Junior High program – Tuesday and Thursday after school until 6 p.m. We pick up students behind the Junior High in the Boys and Girls Club van.

• High School program – 6:45-8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

• Fifth Quarter – The first Fifth Quarter will be held at the Boys and Girls Club after the Fergus High Football game on Oct. 6. The Club will be open from the end of the game until 11:45 p.m. Hang out in a safe place with friends; listen to music, play pool, ping-pong, foosball and have free ice cream.

The Boys and Girls Club has many involvement opportunities. We seek volunteers for our Teen Program. If interested, please contact Tim Painter at the Boys and Girls Club, 535-2257.

The Boys and Girls Club will host a Teen Program Volunteer Dinner Oct. 11, from 7-8:15 p.m. Come learn about the Teen Program and how you can get involved. Dinner is free.

MTUPP Did you Know? – Every year, Montanans pay more than $440 million in medical expenditures attributable to smoking; businesses pay more than $369 million in lost productivity due to illness and time off (TFK, 2017).


From Jeanette Rector, homework director:

I am in a different room this year, working with third through sixth-graders. It’s fun getting to know these very creative personalities. Each day we start by doing homework. This year, we started a new thing called “Helping Hands.” The kids come up with ideas where our helping hands are needed in the community. This is just getting off the ground, and the kids seem to be very excited about it.

In my class, we also play brain games. This is where we create concepts that challenge our brains.


From Crystal Tyler, office manager:

Last week, Tracy Huck and I had the privilege of attending the Boys and Girls Club regional conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference was held for two regions: the Pacific and the Southwest.

It was awesome to be in the company of Club leaders from Samoa, Hawaii, California, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona and Montana. We saw a couple of familiar faces and many new ones.

Tracy and I came home full of new ideas, ways to improve things and a jolt of renewed energy.


What is your favorite part of the Fair?