Utica Women’s Club officers combine talents to shape the Utica Day fair

Utica Women’s Club officers (from left) are President Darlene Henke, Vice President Anna Marie Dirkson, Treasurer Myrna Aamold and Secretary Linda Deegan. 

Photos courtesy of Kathy Longfellow

The Utica Women’s Club does not have any of the ups and downs of an election year. Its officers have been in their new jobs since January, 2016. These capable women are not only the club officers, but they are sharing the responsibilities of chairing the Utica Day Fair, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 this year.

“We work together as a team,” said Henke. “We have a lot of fun with Utica Day even though it is a lot of hard work.”

Dirkson added, “It is a fantastic organization in the community. It is worth keeping it going. We have lots of fun.”

Treasurer Aamold enjoys Utica Day. “We do so many good things in our community,” she said. “I especially like the scholarships we award.”

“I enjoy working with members of Club and we include the Hobson Women’s Club. Instead of complaining about low membership we focus on our strengths,” Deegan said.

By combining their leadership talents, the Utica Day Fair is shaping up to be one of the best ever. This is a must-attend event in Central Montana. This old-time country fair takes place in a peaceful setting on the lawn of the Utica Women’s Clubhouse. Tickets can be purchased to win a beautiful handmade quilt and many other handmade items. Enjoy a delicious piece of homemade pie and sit and visit. The raffle drawing will take place at 4 p.m., and one need not be present to win. There are a variety of vendors who offer homemade crafts, arts and gifts. The Fair also offers an attraction for the kids.

The museum in Utica will be open to view a fine collection of western relics and memorabilia from the early days of settlement.

The Montana Bale Trail (“What the Hay”) is a 21-mile loop of decorated bale and hay creations running from Hobson to Windham.

Enjoy a day in the country at the Utica Day Fair on Sunday, Sept. 11.

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