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Chamber Stick Horse Derby brings the fun

There will be plenty of smiles later this month at the annual Three Forks Chamber of Commerce Stick Horse Derby.

The annual free-of-charge event is scheduled to take place Thursday, July 18 at 5 p.m. in Milwaukee Park.

Three Forks Chamber Executive Secretary Connie Hussung said the derby is getting bigger every year and encouraged families to bring their children.

"It's so much fun. It's the best kickoff for the rodeo," Hussung said.

The chamber has 55 stick horses for the event, all of which have been sponsored, adding the number was 30 when they started the event. Kids also get to keep th...