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The annual Homesteader Days celebration is fast approaching and the Valier Area Development Corporation is inviting all area residents to get out and participate. This year’s theme is “Vintage Valier.”

One of those annual events is the Homesteader Day Parade, June 23, and Megan Van Haur of the Valier Area Development Corporation is encouraging residents to get involved this year. “We are inviting participants to dress themselves, their vehicles or their floats for the occasion,” she said. “Whether you portray something from Valier history or just want to step back in time, you are encouraged to have some fun with the theme and join us for a good time!”

Van Haur stressed the parade lineup will begin later than last year. Line up will start at 10:30 a.m. with the judging commencing at 10:45 a.m. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.

The VADC is donating $200 in prize money for the top placers in the parade. This year’s categories are floats, animals and other.

This year’s event will feature the traditional co-ed softball tournament; walk, trot or ride poker run; barbecue lunch; park vendors; stick horse rodeo games; tractor pull and many other events and local business promotions.

New to the Homesteader Day celebration will be the “Shine and Show” Car Show. The VADC encourages local and area residents to show off their vintage cars at the “Shine and Show” which will be held adjacent to the park. Also new this year will be a quilt show, featuring talented local quilters. Organizing this event is Judy King.

For more information on this year’s Homesteader Day event, contact VanHaur at (406) 350-2625.

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