Get ready for dancing in the street

Kyle Shobe and the Walk-em Boys will provide music for the annual Chokecherry Jam street dance on Sept. 8.

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Kyle Shobe and the Walk-em-Boys will play for the fourth annual Chokecherry Jam street dance. Kick up your heels on Friday, Sept. 8, and dance the stripes off the street. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.

The Chokecherry Jam Street Dance will be a few blocks down Main Street this year, to the 100 block of Second Avenue North. This new location is necessary due to the Bank of the Rockies’ construction project this fall. In case of inclement weather, the event will be under the grandstands at the Fergus County Fairgrounds.

This year we have three food vendors selling tasty treats throughout the evening. Bring your lawn chair so you can sit comfortably, visit with your friends and neighbors, and enjoy the evening.

Tickets will go on sale at the pre-event price from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1. Tickets can be purchased at Don’s Store, Boys and Girls Club and the Fergus County Extension Office. Beginning Sept. 2 to the night of the event, ticket prices will be the regular price.

Proceeds from Chokecherry Jam benefit three local youth organizations: Fergus/Petroleum 4-H serves 242 members in 14 clubs though out the two counties, offering a wide variety of projects and educational programs. 4-H nurtures young leaders and creates youth who strive to serve their communities.

The Lewistown Boys and Girls Club served over 15,000 visits from youth in 2016. Highlights of the Club’s programs include a daily meal service, fun/interactive educational opportunities including archery, Walleye Youth fishing day, and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Youth Empowerment Project is a summer horse camp offered to local children. Sixty children attended camp this year, learning responsibility, building self-confidence and self-esteem, along with horsemanship skills.

Please join us on Friday, Sept. 8 to support these organizations, dance a bit and enjoy our awesome community.

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