TBCA enjoys summer season, plans for fall festival

The Twin Bridges Community Association held their regularly scheduled meeting Friday at the Old Hotel in Twin Bridges to follow up on summer activities and discuss plans for the 2011 Fall Festival.

The meeting began over coffee and doughnuts with the approval previous meetings minutes. Treasurer Heather Puckett announced the association raised $1,200 from the Floating Flotillas and Fish Fantasies alumni weekend on July 22-24. The Cruz by the River Car Show on Aug. 13 brought in over $2,600.

Car show organizer Louie Wendt said the event worked well in conjunction with the 2011 Madison County Fair. The flashy cars and good weather drew people from not only the fairgrounds but the whole state as well, with entries coming from as far as Missoula and Billings.

Local winners were Bob McLean for Best Truck, with his 1941 GMC pickup; Debbie Reilly for Best Original with her 1957 Chevrolet Belair; and Garey Avis for Best Work in Progress for his 1937 Ford pickup.

The association also discussed planning the 2011 Fall Festival in Twin Bridges, scheduled for Saturday Oct. 1 from 4 to 7p.m. The event coincides with homecoming weekend for Twin Bridges School and offers fun for the whole family. Activities include pumpkin painting and cookie decorating, music, photos, barbecue and more. Last years event saw more than 100 people turn out for the festival, and the community association plans to enlist student athletes from the high school to help with decorations for the big weekend.

Upcoming local events are the Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Business After Hours on Aug. 26 at the Twin Bridges Museum. The cocktail-party-style gathering sponsored by the Twin Bridges Historical Society and Museum runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the museum and meet with local business owners.

The next Twin Bridges Community Association meeting will be held on Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m. in The Old Hotel.


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