1st Annual Spring Un-Banquet

Our community is amazing. Despite unprecedented and uncertain times, our community came together to celebrate our open lands, and to support their continued conservation and stewardship through participating in our 1st Annual Spring Un-Banquet.

Whether you purchased an Un-Ticket, gave and voted in our Mount Jumbo vs. Mount Dean Stone showdown, or bid on live auction item, your contributions are helping to protect more of our incredible western Montana landscape. Special thanks to everyone who joined us for our Beers and Cheers: Live from the Field broadcast this evening. What a great way to round out the week!

If you weren't able to join us for the live broadcast, we invite you to view our broadcast below:

Mount Jumbo vs. Mount Dean Stone showdown

At the end of our exciting showdown, Mount Dean Stone managed to hold off Mount Jumbo.Yet, both of these fantastic open spaces are winners in our eyes. Thank you to all our voters for taking part in a fun, exciting way to celebrate and support our protected open lands.

Celebrating Spring in Western Montana

Spring is just getting underway. We hope you will continue to find respite, connection, and health in our open spaces, and do so safely and responsibly.

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, Providence Health and Services Montana, 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, Oxbow Cattle Company, 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, Clark Fork Realty, Ink Realty Group and Harvest Moon, Inc.

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, Amanda Paints LLC, 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!

Header photo of young conservationist on the Bluebird-North Hills Property by Athena Lonsdale

Mount Dean Stone and Mount Jumbo graphics by Hailey Faust


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