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Join Us For Our 1st Annual Spring Un-Banquet!

For the last 25 years our community has come together to support conservation at our annual Banquet and Auction. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to hold our Banquet as planned.

We recognize that these are incredibly challenging times for everyone. We remain incredibly grateful to our community of supporters, business sponsors, generous auction donors, and volunteers who have made our past Banquets possible. We look forward to growing together, to continue to honor and protect the western Montana lands we love for generations to come. In that spirit, please join us for our 1st Annual Spring Un-Banquet on April 10th!

What is the 1st Annual Spring Un-Banquet?

Now, more than ever, spending time outdoors provides respite, a place to connect, and the space to nurture our physical and mental health. Rather than gather indoors for our traditional Banquet fundraiser, we’re taking our event outside, and celebrating conservation on the very lands we love. In essence, an Un-Banquet!

Help us kick off springtime in western Montana by:

1. Buying your Un-Ticket ($60) or Un-Table ($600) and following us on Facebook and Instagram and subscribing to our email updates.

2. Raising your Un-Paddle to support the landscapes you depend upon by giving online during our April 10th Un-Banquet Day of Giving and celebrate by getting outside! Share your safe and responsible outdoor adventures by posting on social media with #UnBanquet – we’ll be reposting our favorites! 

Un-Able to join us on our April 10th Day of Giving? Raise your Un-Paddle now to support our efforts to protect and provide access to the western Montana landscapes you depend on.

If you are unable to purchase your tickets online, you can also do so by calling Lena Viall at 406-951-1449 and leaving a message. We will return your call to confirm your donation. Un-Banquet ticket and table sales are 100% tax deductible.

Questions? Contact Lena at lena@fvlt.org.

A tremendous thank you to our 1st Annual Spring Un-Banquet business sponsors and supporters:

A tremendous thank you to: First Interstate Bank, The Trail Head, Peak Health & Wellness, Rocky Mountain Development Group, Farmers State Bank,The Good Food Store, RBC Wealth Management, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Axis Physical Therapy, Big Sky Bikes, Blackfoot, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Dick Anderson Construction, Garlington Lohn & Robinson, JCCS PC, Julie Lapham-Mann Mortgage, Republic Services, Stockman Bank, First American Title, Anderson Zurmuehlen, Advanced Litho Printing, Roxie and Jason Davis-The Lyon Ranch, D.A. Davidson & Co., DJ&A PC, Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, Mountain Press Publishing, NC Design Studio Architects, Norm Williamson CPA, Northern Rockies Orthopaedics, Northwest Farm Credit ServicesOlsen & Peters Dental Group, Opportunity Bank, Red Phone Solutions, The Runner's Edge, Twin Cranes Dental Group, Worden Thane PC, the Wozniak Hebdon Freeman Jensen Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Boyle, Deveny & Meyer PC, and Clark Fork Realty.

We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you the individuals and businesses who donated or pledged items to our cancelled Banquet: 

Gary Fee and Jo Burris, Bravo! Catering, Heritage Hogs-The Lyon Ranch, Kim and Ruth Reineking, Dick Anderson Construction, Thomas and Julie Fogarty, Scariano Construction, Glenn Marangelo, Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, Mary and Roy Gilmore, Pend Oreille Shores Resort, Garden City Harvest, Mike Foote, Forrest Boughner, Montana Adventure Shuttles, Superior Meats, Geoff Sutton, Todd and Mary Frank, Merrill Bradshaw, A'Lisa Scott and Dale Frey, Bernice's Bakery, The Cycling House, Lee Metzgar, Mae Nan Ellingson, E Bar L, Mary and Roy Gilmore, Triple Creek Ranch, Harry Wilson, The Ranch Club, Barbara Ruff Sawyer, Dr. Rich Willy, The Runner's Edge, Neptune Aviation, the Missoula Symphony, Sorella's Day Spa, Frolic, Skin Chic, Lake Missoula Tea Company, Patagonia Outlet, Sue and Joe Toth, Stephen Pitts - PEAK Health and Wellness, Scott Potter - PEAK Health and Wellness, Goop, El Diablo, Big Dipper Ice Cream, Bitterroot Flower Shop, China Woods, Modory, Red Rooster, Cloth and Crown, Jen Vanderburg Massage, Hot House Yoga, Garden City Floral, On U Design, spectrUM Discovery Area, and Open Road Bicycle and Nordic. 

Over our 25 year Banquet history, countless individuals, organizations, and businesses have donated items and services to help make our Banquet, and our work, possible. Please consider buying a gift certificate or otherwise supporting these local businesses during these uncertain times. Thank you, western Montana!

Questions? Please call 406.549.0755 or email Lena at lena@fvlt.org

Header photo: Young conservationist on the Bluebird-North Hills property. Photo by Athena Lonsdale.

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