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Mission Valley Children’s Choir to begin again

News from Mission Valley Children’s Choir

RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will begin its 8th year on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 5th Ave. SW in Ronan. Refreshments and “together time” begin at 3:40 p.m., with rehearsals held from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday.  The choir is open to children from the Mission Valley in grades 2-6. Choir directors are Mrs. Cathy Gillhouse and Wendy Sanders. Participation is free of charge. 

Gillhouse will pick up the children who attend K. William Harvey and bring them to the church. They will meet at the flagpole in front of the school.

It is the director’s goal to expose the children to many different styles of music throughout the year, ranging from multicultural, spirituals, folk songs, show tunes, patriotic, sacred and seasonal.

Gillhouse is the former Ronan School choir teacher and director of the Ronan Show Choir. She taught music for 41 years. She has played harp for the University of Montana, and has been in many Port Polson Players productions. She is the new director of the Mission Valley Choral Society.

Gillhouse and Sanders are both very excited about directing the choir for its 8th year. They hope it continues to be a fun and educational activity for Mission Valley children.

Contact Gillhouse at 406-207-3032 or, for more information.


Lights Under the Big Sky seeks volunteers

News from Friends of the Fairgrounds

RONAN — Friends of the Fairgrounds announces an open organizational planning meeting for Lights Under the Big Sky on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Community Center in Ronan at 7 p.m.

The Lights Under the Big Sky event has been held for 6 years and has become a popular Community event drawing visitors from all over Western Montana.

The core group of volunteers that have put on this event is now too small to manage the growth the event has experienced.

Friends of the Fairgrounds is currently seeking volunteers to help set up and dismantle the venue for the event.

For more information, call Patty at 406-676-4925.


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