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RMHF Gears Up For Fall Fest


After months of planning, the Roosevelt Memorial Healthcare Foundation is set to host their annual fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Fall Fest, formally known as Harvest for Health and Pheasant Phest, will take place at the Culbertson High School gymnasium and will include a steak dinner, set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by, The Cold Hard Cash Show, a tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash. Merle Travis, the band’s lead singer, will take the crowd on a chronological journey through Cash’s music, telling his story throughout the decades. The band, based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, has performed across the country and was featured on the David Letterman Show.

Tickets to the event cost $75 and are available at the door, or at First Community Bank in Froid and Culbertson, Wild West Diner, Hometown Market, Richland Federal Credit Union, in Bainville, at Rustic-N-More and in Plentywood at Hi-Line Sports.

The fall-themed event will include a silent auction featuring artwork by local artists such as Ray Cheek, a pastel chalk of a bull elk from Teddy Hines, a centennial bronze, an eagle carved from tree bark, jewelry from Harmon’s Agate Shop, a Dar’s Designs quilt, metal artwork and more.

Robert Toavs, a well-known local auctioneer will host the live gun auction where guests can bid for a boys’ black and a girls’ pink, Crickett gun and custom Savage .22 250, varmint rifle.

This year, attendees can participate in the Gold Bars Bonanza. By purchasing a $25 ticket, they can win one of four grand prizes which include a three-day trip to the Pro Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada, a two-night stay at the Deadwood Gulch Gaming Casino, in Deadwood South Dakota, or an evening at the Billings Symphony Celtic Christmas performance and mini shopping spree. This includes restaurant and store gift cards. There will also be a Ray Cheek print. Everyone who participates will win something. Some of the prizes include restaurant gift cards and small household items.

The Culbertson High School football boys will be helping sell tickets where guests can win Montana baskets that include themes such as a children’s dinosaur basket, hunting, hiking, baked goods, spa, CHS school spirit, golf and more. A YETI-50 cooler raffle will also take place. Several lucky winners will win apparel sponsored by Hi-Line Sports, of Plentywood, just for attending.

The money raised during this year’s event will go toward the $80,000 purchase of an updated chemical analyzer in the laboratory department. The machine is used to detect blood alcohol levels, abnormalities in liver functions and check heart enzymes, which can help detect heart problems. “These fundraising events are about so much more than just raising money for a certain machine that is needed in a department. They are about sustaining local healthcare in our community. Where would you go if your child were in a life-threatening emergency situation? Or, your spouse was having a heart attack? You wouldn’t want to make a 38-mile trip to another facility when every second counts. What If your parent needed to be placed in a long-term care facility? You wouldn’t want to have to travel for hours just to visit them regularly. These are just some of the scenarios that make it necessary for healthcare to stay local and be supported by the community,” said Jaimee Green, Marketing and Foundation Director for RMC.

To date, about $21,000 has been promised through incoming sponsorships for the event.


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