With all that has been cancelled this summer there is one event that is still taking place as it has for decades, the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Fourth of July barbecue! The event will take place at the fire hall on Saturday, July 4, with the barbecue getting underway at 11 a.m. The picnic will take place as usual, with a few modifications in place due to the present health situation.

“Basically the tables will be spread farther apart, both inside and outside,” said Todd Howell. “And the firemen will build and prepare all your plates to your liking.”

The Meadow Lark Park Car Show will also be taking place again this year during the barbecue. The cars will be displayed on Main Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenue and there will be cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer on site. Anyone wanting to participate in the car show is asked to have their vehicles at fire hall park for line-up between 9 and 10 a.m. The car show will be open to the public from 10 until 2 p.m. For any car show questions, please contact Todd Howell at (406) 460-0574. 

“This year the fire department will be raffling off an Orca 75-quart cooler, generously donated by Ben Taylor Inc. Tickets will be available for $5 each. A 50/50 raffle will also take place. All proceeds will benefit the Shelby Fire Department Scholarship Fund.

With plenty of outside area available social distancing should not be an issue. The barbecue is free to all, but donations are much appreciated. Come and enjoy some delicious, free barbecue, check out some amazing cars and celebrate Independence Day responsibly with your neighbors and friends.

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