There is no doubt that Big Sky would not be the community it is without so many area nonprofits making things happen. With countless volunteers contributing thousands of hours, the wheels of Big Sky continue to turn thanks to their efforts. Still, projects demand money.
The Big Sky community has come together to help Wilson Hotel Sales Manager Christine Lugo-Yergensen create the first – and potentially annual– Friendsgiving Feast, a free hot meal available to all Big Sky residents. The gathering will be held at the hotel on Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.
Matt Jennings escaped the ticks, chiggers, snakes and humidity of Iowa, eventually settling in Big Sky with his wife Erika over 20 years go.
Matthew Jennings stays busy between school, skiing with Big Sky Ski Education Foundation in the winter and mountain biking with Montana NICA. He reads science fiction when he has a chance and likes to create art.
He also sees the importance of creating community – even at 13 years old.
The Lone Peak High School National Honor Society held their first meeting for the launch of the LPHS “Thanksgiving in a Bag” fall food drive for the Big Sky Community Food Bank on Oct. 21. They had a working lunch in Dr. Kate Eisele’s classroom, so with lunch trays and laptops they hatched their plan.
Miniature poodles and therapy dogs trained to an elite level, Shadow and his sister Cuddles have been reporting to the library on Monday afternoons for the past few weeks in an attempt to find some children to read with them.
In preparation for the cooler temperatures and seasonal workers, The Big Sky Community Food Bank has just received its first delivery of crock pots from Ace Hardware.
Big Sky Futbol Club continues to gain traction, with increased enrollment and the probability of becoming a Big Sky School District high school sanctioned team in about two to three years, when BSSD is likely to hit Class B status, board president Peter Manka said.
A recent study by the Alliance for Board Diversity found that women and minorities are slowly making traction in boardrooms. After serving on the Morning Star board for 4 years, Sarah Blechta’s friend mentioned that she would be a good fit for Resort Tax. She had not thought of joining it before that conversation – but ran and won.
Nicole Miller stays busy – and not just because she has three kids and works for Big Sky School District.
She spent Monday night decorating the hallways of Lone Peak High School with other moms for Homecoming week, is a regular at the scorekeeping table for volleyball games and is on the list to help with football games.