Montana Hope Project welcomes new family member

Alex Honeycutt (front, white T-shirt) stands with Montana Highway Patrol officers, Fergus Sheriff Department officers and members of his family during a dinner at Little Big Men Pizza Sunday. The Honeycutt family will enjoy a vacation in Hawaii courtesy of Hope Project.

Photo courtesy of Montana Highway Patrol

On Sunday night the Montana Hope Project welcomed Alex Honeycutt into its family with a gathering at Little Big Men Pizza in Lewistown. Alex, along with his parents Tony and Christy, and sisters Celia and Megan, will be traveling to Hawaii’s warmer weather to spend a few days soaking up the sunshine and taking in the sights.

The Montana Hope Project expressed its appreciation to John and Crystal Matteson, the owners of LBM Pizza in Lewistown, for allowing its organization to take over a portion of their restaurant for the Honeycutt send-off party. MHP also recognized Sgt. Jason Grover and Trooper Travis Dillon of the Montana Highway Patrol, and Sheriff Troy Eades, Deputy Tracy Lewellen and Chief Communications Officer Renate Ophus of the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office, for joining in on the fun and wishing Alex and his family safe travels.

The Montana Hope Project began in 1984 when a handful of Montana Highway Patrol Officers reached out to a couple of kids with life-threatening illnesses. The MHP officers dug into their own pockets, borrowed a van, and took the kids and their families on a trip to Glacier Park. Thus The Montana Hope Project was born. Sponsored by the Association of Montana Troopers, the Montana Hope Project originated from the strong desire of Troopers to offer a special and unique service to the communities they served.

Today, the Montana Hope Project is a separate non-profit organization funded by tax-deductible charitable contributions. The Hope Project does not receive tax support and is not associated with any national wish-granting organization.

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