59716 Volunteer

Finley Walker with her big sister Emery Miller. PHOTO COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Golfing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Last year and the 17 years before, celebrities descended upon Big Sky from all corners of the nation. They came for the highly regarded and celebrated Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Big Sky Country Celebrity Golf Tournament – a single event that typically generates nearly half of the funding needed to support Big Sky programs.

Jen Mohler (pictured), resource conservationist and executive director of Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance credits Leslie Ammons at Big Sky Owners Association for coming-up with the idea to have the effort benefit Peter Scherfig’s recovery. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

BIG SKY VOLUNTEERS RAISE MONEY FOR BEAR MAULING VICTIM AND ERADICATE WEEDS

On an overcast, chilly day, the hillside of the Big Sky Community Park was dotted with movement and color. Volunteers in various shades of jackets all had different motivations for digging into the earth. On the forefront for many was the effort to honor Peter Scherfig – a Big Sky resident who was mauled by a grizzly bear on Memorial Day.

Morningstar Learning Center executive teacher Kelsey Hash brought back the annual yard sale to raise money for staff bonuses. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

COMMUNITY GENEROSITY

A clay Chinese tea set, the Deluxe Turntable edition of Scrabble and nearly every kind of toy a child could want – these are just a few examples of items sold at the recent community yard sale fundraiser.

National Trails Day is June 6! Help Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) prioritize trail maintenance by reporting any problems. Also, take the National Trails Day pledge at https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/. Trail users can take photos of the trails that BSCO can use for social media posts. Those can be sent to mackenzie@bscomt.org PHOTO COURTESY BSCO

TO BENEFIT EVERYONE

As Big Sky ramps up for summer and the community recreates, a host of volunteer opportunities are available. While visitor travel increases and people return to their second homes, social distancing is still recommended. State officials attempt

PHOTO COURTESY GOWNS4GOOD

A CREATIVE WAY TO HELP

Montana has weathered the COVID–19 storm well with regard to maintaining safety in healthcare facilities. The personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages plaguing facilities in other areas of the nation mean that some doctors and nurses have had to resort to using trash bags in an attempt to protect themselves and patients.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s has become near and dear to Kristin Drain’s heart ever since her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. PHOTO COURTESY KRISTIN DRAIN

FOLLOWING THE CALLS TO HELP

Kristin Drain allows for life to guide her to volunteer pursuits, whether the appeal from a friend for help, her mother’s medical diagnosis or the adoption of a fluffy golden retriever. Her volunteer efforts and work have made her a familiar face to many in the community.

Pages

Comment Here