With snow from Wednesday's storm plowed off to the side of Uptown Butte's walkways, thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! You couldn't ask for a better day! The sun shined bright, and the wind was surprisingly forgiving as onlookers cheered on the colorful display of parade entries that made their way down Montana Street shortly after the noon hour. The Civil Air Patrol and Grand Marshal Jim McCarthy led the parade, followed by the Butte Ladies' Ancient Order of Hibernians, Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive JP Gallagher, Anaconda's Pipes & Drum Corp, Montana Tech Athletics, and Highlands College. The parade also featured the Montana Hurling Grizzlies, Reps for the Centerville Memorial Garden, Katabatic Brewing Company, Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums Band, The National Forest Service & Smokey Bear, CSI, Veterans Division, The Butte Tiernan Irish Dancers, Sharp Reflections, Elite Electrical, St. Patrick's Day Color Run Representatives, Butte's Head Start Program, and Big Sky Senior Living.
Once dubbed "The Richest Hill On Earth", Butte, Montana is prime for a renaissance. A new chapter of economic prosperity. We asked Montanans for suggestions about what industry might be the catalyst to Butte's rebirth.
Here's a class act way to honor our veterans this week! This Saturday, November 12th, a Veterans' celebration dinner, and dance will take place at the Elks Lodge in Butte. Please show your support for the men and women who have fought for our country, and continue to do so with this honorable gathering. The Marine Corps Reserve will also be on site for their TOYS FOR TOTS Butte Campaign fundraiser. Here's the breakdown: A No-Host Cocktail Hour will begin at 5 p.m., a Flag Ceremony at 6 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by LIVE music at 8 p.m. by JST Us. There is still time to make reservations for this community event, again coming up this Saturday. For complete details, make sure to call (406) 490-2864.