Richland County Cenntenial Coming in June


Plans are being finalized for the Richland County Centennial celebration which will take place June 13-15, 2014 in Sidney, Mont. The fun filled weekend will be chock full of events for everyone from 1 to 101.

Friday’s events include community walks, historical drives, building tours, a children’s street fair on the library lawn and the famous Kiwanis Pie Social. Afternoon and evening activities will take place at the Richland County Fairgrounds with day stage entertainment, lots of great children’s activities, an airplane ball drop, a free barbeque and a free concert by Rob Quist and Great Northern. The beer garden hosted by the Elks Lodge will also have entertainment.

Saturday starts off with the Fun Run hosted by Healthworks. The parade will take place in the morning, followed by community walks, library tours and area historical drives. The afternoon activities will be at the fairgrounds featuring day stage acts, children’s activities, a second airplane ball drop and a free barbeque. Richland County Centennial Farms will be honored at 5 p.m. and the free Sawyer Brown concert starts at 8. The beer garden will also be open, with entertainment.

Rolls and coffee will be served Sunday starting at 8 a.m. with a non-denominational church service to follow at 9:30 at the Richland County Fair Event Center. Centennial churches will be honored at this time as well. Contact Deneice Schwab for more information.

Opportunities to contribute to the Richland County Centennial are many and varied.

Sponsorships are available at several different levels. Anyone wishing to help sponsor the event may contact LaVanchie Starkey or Jackie Young. Food and non profit vendors are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to raise some funds. Contact Kris Weltikol or Libby Berndt. Organizers are also looking for day stage acts. Anyone interested in performing is asked to contact Jennifer Nielsen or Tom Pavek.

Entries from all over Richland County are encouraged to join in and make the Saturday morning parade the best ever. Contact LaVanchie Starkey or Jodi Berry to register your entry.

The committee is looking for old photos from all over the county to have on display during the centennial. Anyone with photos may take them to the MonDak Heritage Center where they will be immediately scanned and returned. Contact Benjamin or Leann at 433-3500 for more information.

To keep informed of the Centennial activities, visit their website at or visit them on Facebook. The website is constantly updated.


Jennifer Nielsen: [email protected]

Tom Pavek: [email protected]

Jamie Larson: [email protected], W) 406-433-2801

Kris Weltikol: [email protected]

Libby Berndt: [email protected], H) 488-4287 or C) 489-1072

Jacki Young: [email protected] or [email protected], W) 742-5265 ext. 3 or H) 747-5351

Jodi Berry: [email protected], W) 433-3701; H) 488-5683

LaVanchie Starkey: [email protected], W) 433-1916 or C) 480-4208


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