Community Gathers Around Veterans at Butte Days Event | Butte



BUTTE, Mont. – Terms “Butte “and” parade “are essentially synonymous. Butte is the city of parade, with festivals taking place yeartower to St. Patrick’s DYes, Iindependence DYes and now Hpermit also. But the Ffirst of all Aannual Ball DYes was nott just any ordinary parade.

This festival, organized by association organization All Veterans VSmy, to serveD as a celebration of the people and culture of the Miner VSity. Thisis also intended for celebrate Montana veterans, with fundraising opportunities to helps live Following comfortable life Post service, like Montana veterans are among the most vulnerable to poverty and suicide of any state in the country. This fundraising took the form of silent auctions, raffles and, of course, the grand parade.

I was really tickled with so many people who participated in [the parade],”Said Norma Duffy, DJ for KBMF 102.5 and a Army veteran. I think this is a great way to start something when everyone is kicking off. I can’t wait to see this happen every year.

Even in its first year of existence, Butte Days was popular enough to attract strangers to the Treasure State for the first time.

“It’s our first time to Montana, and we know it’s so beautiful and the people are so friendly,” said Willow Spicer, who, with her friend Chelsea Norris, came from California until the festival. “We really justI wanted to experience all the bounty of nature and the wonderful diversity of people, which is demonstrated here at Butte Days.

The parade started at noon Saturday to Harrest Street and was followed by an auto show at 1 afternoon As with other events, the Drunk’n Miner HerLoon hosted a comedy night om FSunday and a drag queen show late Saturday.

Athat’s the name “First annual days of the Butte” implied, Stroke plans on the holding of this event alreadyy year. Iif you want to know more about Stroke or find out how you can to be involved, you can consult their Facebook page or seen upcoming events at drunk miner.comr.


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