The Roundup - Members Support Local Needs


December 25, 2019 | View PDF

Trent Karst, Tyler Loan, Angie Hopes and Cindy Parker weed rasised garden beds (submitted photo).

On October 13 several communities in Eastern MT participated in a Community Day of Service.

In Sidney around 50 members of, split into three groups around the community, volunteering at various locations around the city. More volunteers showed up throughout the day to support these activities. According to Kristine Gifford, the local administrator, one group spent time cleaning and weeding the raised beds at the community gardens located north of the Montana State University extension office. They also applied oil as a preservative to the raised beds and constructed two compost bins for use at the community gardens.

A second group removed several trees from an elderly community member's back yard. After extensive work three trailer loads of trees and brush were taken to the city for recycling. A third group helped collect fallen branches at Sidney city parks including Veterans Memorial Park, Water Tower Park, Arboretum, and Quillings Park. "Overall the morning activities went well in spite of cold and windy conditions," stated Kristine. 

The Community Day of Service also happened in a few other regional communities. In Glasgow, Charles Wilson (area administrator) said, "About 12 volunteers helped clear five yards of leaves, clean at the Senior Citizens Center, and organize at the City-County Library."

Anna Allen & Angie Hopes clean raised garden beds (submitted photo).

In Broadus, Katie Ward (area administrator) stated, "It was a beautiful day in Broadus for our community service project cleaning headstones and taking photos of them for BillionGraves. There were only two of us there - and were pretty windblown and didn't feel at all photogenic!  The good news is that 49 headstones were added to BillionGraves that day!"

Wolf Point had six volunteers, including the branch President Goodbear, cleaning the Oswego Native American cemetery that had been neglected and needed work. supports local volunteer needs and activities in eastern Montana every day. Any not-for-profit organization can register and list volunteer needs on the website. For more information contact Kristine Gifford at, website administrator for Sidney and the surrounding areas.


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