In a typical year the Big Sky Community Food Bank (BSCFB) serves about 700 people and is only open two days a week. Seasonal folks, during financial emergencies, have often turned to the resource. When the pandemic started, things changed.
Against the backdrop of cliffs on a beautifully blue Saturday, 15 volunteers organized by the American Legion came together at the Red Cliff shooting range for an annual fall cleanup.
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These Volunteer Trail Groomers, “that have scarified blood, sweat and tears on countless cold nights to make the trails what they are today,” according to the Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO).
Stepping into the spotlight can be a frightening proposition, no matter one’s age. When the call to volunteer for the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation Facebook Live video drawing came, three-year-old Trip Effler answered without much hesitation, saying with his actions: “Step aside, older humans. I have a job to do.”
Quarantine cooking classes are now an option in Big Sky. Big Sky Virtual Kitchen – a collaboration between Big Sky Community Organization, Hungry Moose Market and Deli and local culinary geniuses willing to share recipes is now up and running.
Gallatin County will soon have some extra – and capable – hands helping communities. Team Rubicon (TR) – a military veteran led volunteer organization – will be mobilizing in Gallatin County to help with core capabilities, food bank help and delivery.
Big Sky Resort has a team of kick-a– canines who are trained to rescue people who get in trouble on the mountain. Admired for their skill and bravery, they are even sponsored by Bridger Animal Nutrition, where photos of avalanche dogs are proudly displayed above the register.
“We live in Montana and we take care of each other. When times are worst, we see the best,” Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said in a recent press conference.
Colorful shirts were everywhere at the fifth annual American Legion 7th District Oratorical Contest. Ophir Middle School and Lone Peak High School social studies teacher Tony Coppola stood before attendees and discussed how Dick Allgood was the reason he and fellow teacher Jeremy Harder became involved with the Sons of the American Legion.