City holds Salute to Heroes at Lions Park

By: 
Eleanor Gurrerro
CCN Senior Reporter
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Photo by Elaanor Guerrero
Enjoying the day! (left to right):Bob Larson, Molly Larson, Linda Tuell, Steve Roi and Hank Tuell.

On Sunday, September 9, a Community Appreciation BBQ Salute to Heroes was held at Lions Park in Red Lodge. The event was sponsored by the City of Red Lodge. City Council member Glory Mahan said, “It was a beautiful day! The turnout was amazing.”

Approximately 235 attended the event to honor first responders. “Good food, good time, and very well attended,” said Mahan. “The Stone Ridge Band did a wonderful job.” 

Locals helped themselves to an abundance of barbecue and sides and lots of kids were running about to make it a happy event as heroes were acknowledged. 

Red Lodge Mayor Bill Larson and Red Lodge Police Chief Jason Kelly each spoke of the great services provided to the community on a regular basis by our mostly silent and unacknowledged but devoted workers of protection, support and emergency services. 

Also honored were members of the military with many veterans in attendance as well as the large number of supporters in the area including members of the veteran support group, Operation Second Chance, and members of the Yellow Ribbon Community. 

The event has grown each year and the weather brings even more of the community out as families take this opportunity to share in the fun and enjoy one of the last warm days of summer. 

Regarding all those kids running around, Mahan observed, “They’re our next leaders.”

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

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