Free water available at CMR Chokecherry booth

Win one of these two vintage and collectible rifles at the raffle to support the Central Montana Resource Council.

Photo courtesy of CMRC

The Central Montana Resource Council will be offering free ice water from their booth #300 at Lewistown’s 28th Annual Chokecherry Festival Sept 9.  

CMRC will be serving icy, pristine water from our own Big Spring, beginning at 8 a.m. throughout the day from their booth at the intersection of Third and Main Street. This free water represents CMRC’s commitment to sustaining our pure water quality for this and future generations. 

In addition to offering free water, CMRC will be selling fundraiser raffle tickets for two “Vintage and Collectible” guns:  a Winchester Model 94, 30-30 Lever Action rifle, mfg 1941, very good condition and aRuger V77, 220 Swift rifle with Leopold scope, mfg 1978, like new condition.  

Tickets are now available at The Sport Center and Triangle Guns, as well as at Chokecherry booth #300. The ticket buyer designates which gun their ticket goes towards. 

The two winning tickets will be drawn Oct. 19 at a free public “solar film screening” event at Lewistown Public Library. Winners need not be present at drawing to win and will be notified by phone or email, but must be 18 years to enter. Raffle proceeds will support CMRC efforts to sustain the quality of our water, air, land and food.

CMRC has worked to protect area water from degradation and over withdrawal by working with Fergus Conservation District and DNRC on a Baseline Water Testing Program, and by providing a series of free public educational seminars on baseline water tests, mineral rights, water rights and solar energy. 

CMRC is also responsible for creating the Green Share Project Garden, now in its fourth year, located behind the post office on Washington Street. Operating on all-volunteer labor, over the last four years the garden has donated more than 4,000 pounds of fresh organic produce to the Community Cupboard, the Council on Aging’s “Grub Stakes Program” and Lewistown’s Boys and Girls Club. 

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