Holiday cheer with a minivan

A contest held by Beartooth Ford in Red Lodge to giveaway a minivan to a deserving individual or family culminated with not one, but two, very surprised recipients on Friday, Dec. 20. Tonya and Wesley House, owners of Beartooth Ford in Red Lodge and Columbus, presented Tabatha Lavallee, a CNA at Cedar Wood Villa, with a Windstar Ford after they chose the winning nomination sent in by assistance director Alissa Buckstead, RN at CedarWood. Buckstead had written in saying that the Lavallee family had only a Mustang to drive around in and this wasn’t reliable in the winter. The family also has two young daughters, Kiera and Skyla and Buckstead wanted them to travel in safer conditions. Lavallee was shocked to receive the vehicle, saying she “couldn’t receive anything better.” “I was not expecting this. This is pretty awesome,” she said. She called her husband Sean immediately. His reply to the news, “that’s insane.” Earlier the Houses’ had also presented another Windstar minivan to the runner-up couple, Lisa and Johnny Price at the Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge. Colleen and Wayne Stevenson nominated them, because of their involvement in the community, giving extra meat from their hunting trips to the elderly and giving the elderly rides. The Windstar Ford minivan has seating for 6 passengers and this will enable the Prices’ “to help people, and help us deliver food,” said Lisa. Johnny said, “It gives us an opportunity to do more. We’re very thankful.”

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Take a break from your holiday shopping and spend your afternoon playing bingo! Come out, join the fun, and celebrate the holidays on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Red Lodge Dance Group looking for new members. Beginners very welcome. Need not be a couple, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Roosevelt Middle School Cafeteria.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The Red Lodge Community Blood Drive will be held Dec. 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Appointments are offered from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and can be made online at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also accepted if time allows. Contact Christie at (406) 210-8678 for questions or to make an appointment.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    All Veterans and their families are invited to a complimentary holiday dinner Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Broadway in Red Lodge.  Please call 446-1812 to make reservations.