Last year and the 17 years before, celebrities descended upon Big Sky from all corners of the nation. They came for the highly regarded and celebrated Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Big Sky Country Celebrity Golf Tournament – a single event that typically generates nearly half of the funding needed to support Big Sky programs.
On an overcast, chilly day, the hillside of the Big Sky Community Park was dotted with movement and color. Volunteers in various shades of jackets all had different motivations for digging into the earth. On the forefront for many was the effort to honor Peter Scherfig – a Big Sky resident who was mauled by a grizzly bear on Memorial Day.
Social isolation from COVID-19 is still making some people feel that they went down the rabbit hole. One creative solution: residents of The Springs at Bozeman are stepping into the “looking glass”. It is actually a plexiglass room designed by the staff.
A clay Chinese tea set, the Deluxe Turntable edition of Scrabble and nearly every kind of toy a child could want – these are just a few examples of items sold at the recent community yard sale fundraiser.
As Big Sky ramps up for summer and the community recreates, a host of volunteer opportunities are available. While visitor travel increases and people return to their second homes, social distancing is still recommended. State officials attempt
Somebody lost their pants in Big Sky. Fortunately, volunteers of the recent community clean-up were there to round them up.
Montana has weathered the COVID–19 storm well with regard to maintaining safety in healthcare facilities. The personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages plaguing facilities in other areas of the nation mean that some doctors and nurses have had to resort to using trash bags in an attempt to protect themselves and patients.
Kristin Drain allows for life to guide her to volunteer pursuits, whether the appeal from a friend for help, her mother’s medical diagnosis or the adoption of a fluffy golden retriever. Her volunteer efforts and work have made her a familiar face to many in the community.
American Legion Post 99 and the Sons of the American Legion have undertaken a tremendous effort to help area businesses and show appreciation to frontline workers.
Jack “Captain Jack” Hudspeth said with his legendary dry humor: “I had a brain wave.”