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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Bingo Night/Chili Cook Off scheduled for February 23


February 13, 2019

It will be fun for the entire family next Saturday when the Three Forks K-5 Parent Advisory Committee hosts the 4th annual Bingo Night/Chili Cook Off.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Three Forks K-5 Principal Steven Fanning said one of the PAC's goals is to provide family friendly opportunities within the school and this event does just that.

"It's always fun to see the friendly competition between chili chefs and the bingo games are a hit. We are fortunate to have many members of the community and local businesses that donate prizes to the event," he said.

The cost to attend the event is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under with the proceeds going to the PAC. The cost of admission includes sample of all entries, all you can eat chili, hotdogs for the kids, toppings including chips, cheese, sour cream, onions, etc. and lemonade. Baked goods will be available at additional cost.

For those interested in submitting a sample or supporting the event in some fashion can contact Fanning at 406-285-6830 ext. 126.


Fanning said when they started the PAC six and a half years ago the goal was multi-faceted.

There will be plenty of great chili at the event.

"Mainly to provide a bridge between the school and parents/community members, providing factual information as to what is occurring within TFES. As was mentioned we do also put on a few family fun events and yes, we do have some fundraisers. Initially the fundraisers were meant for playground equipment and in fact the PAC has spent over $8,000 on playground equipment," he said. "However, with recent discussions about potential building projects and now possible portable classrooms the PAC has put a pause on fixed structure equipment, with the fear being in having to move the equipment in the near future. The PAC is currently looking at some other options for playground equipment that would be easier to move if needed. The PAC has also supported students and staff members with donations from book fairs amongst other projects."

Because the PAC continues to lose members as their children move to middle school, recruiting members has not come easy.

Fanning said any parent or community member interested in assisting with the PAC is welcome to do so and is encouraged to contact the school for more information.


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