Merrill Ranch to host fifth annual Harvest Ball


 September is a big month for Lewistown: the Chokecherry Festival, “What the Hay?” the Metis Celebration and – for the last five years – the Harvest Ball.

This Friday, Weston Merrill and family are hosting the ball at their big red barn located 12 miles south of Eddie’s Corner in Buffalo. Over the last few years, the barn has become a music venue, hosting live music both local otherwise.

The Harvest Ball, however, is a square dancing soiree sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The event includes a potluck. All ages are welcome.

Jayson Shobe will call the square dancing.

“People can expect to have a good time,” Merrill said. “It’s a really neat atmosphere and something the whole family can enjoy.”

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and festivities continue until around 10 p.m. The big barn is located at 505 E. Dry Creek.


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