Fourth Graders Say "Thanks"

A fourth grader from Lambert won third place in Energy Share of Montana’s statewide art contest. On Tuesday, March 5, Paityn Huft received a $25 check from Energy Share. Kevin Thompson, Action for Eastern Montana Energy Programs director and Energy Share coordinator for eastern Montana, presented Paityn with her prize. Her teacher, Ms. Frisbie, received a $25 Amazon gift card to use for classroom supplies. Additionally, Energy Share is buying pizza for Ms. Frisbie’s class as a “congratulations” for all their fine artwork.

Using the medium of art, Frisbie taught her students about our Montana neighbors who sometimes need a little additional help with keeping warm in the winter. Per Energy Share’s contest guidelines, the drawings by her students depict what Energy Share means to them.

First and second places this year went to Delanie Harper, Wilsall, and Brooke Foster, Corvallis. Harper’s drawing will be used on Energy Share’s thank you cards statewide beginning July 1.

The art contest is part of Energy Share’s overall efforts to educate the public on the energy needs of our neighbors across the state. Donations from individuals and businesses including Lower Yellowstone REA, Montana-Dakota Utilities, NorthWestern Energy, and the propane industry, make it possible for Energy Share to help Montanans who face emergency, no-heat situations when they encounter temporary financial difficulties. Energy Share partners with Action for Eastern Montana to help Montanans keep their homes warm and safe.

All the fourth graders who participated in the art contest send a big “thank you” message to those who donate to Energy Share to help keep their neighbors warm. If you or someone you know would like more information on how to apply or how to help, please call Action for Eastern Montana at 406-377-3564 or 1-800-227-0703. You can also visit these websites: and


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