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From the Chamber

The Community Awards Banquet sponsored by the Big Horn Conservation District and the Hardin Chamber of Commerce was held Friday March 29th at the Hardin High School Commons.

A nice crowd attended the annual affair. The speaker was Matt Vincent, a consultant speaking on behalf of the Big Horn River Technology development in Hardin. He has been involved in the data center development and cryptocurrency space here in Montana since it took off two years ago. 

The entertainment was provided by Pastor Able Baker and the dinner by 3 Brother's Bistro. 

The Big Horn Conservation District gave 2 awards. John Yerger was awarded the Conservationist award of the year and Gloria Menke was given an award for over 40 years of service as the Secretary for the District. Marie Hopkins has been selected for the position. 

Many door prizes were given out and a silent auction was held. The mystery box was returned this year by Thor Torske and the highest bidder for it was Mayor Joe Purcell. Larry Johnson won the 50/50 drawing and he generously donated the funds back to the Chamber. 

A special thank you to the following business who donated prizes and auction items:

Camp Custer, Bill's Auto Parts, Jimmies, Little Horn State Bank, First Interstate Bank, Sew Queen Designs, Reese and Rays IGA, Bud's, Big Horn Valley Health Center, Big Horn County News, Dairy Queen, Shirley Margheim, Stacey Baumann/Diane's Tax Service, Farmer's Daughter, Do It Best Hardware, JailHouse Gallery, Reisig Agency, Big Horn Conservation District and the Hardin Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. 

We also want to thank the Hardin High School crew for setting up and clean up, our speaker Matt Vincent, 3 Brother's Bistro for the meal, Pastor Baker for the invocation and entertainment, the auctioneer Jr Molina, Pepsi Cola for providing all of the bottled water and the Big Horn County News and Jessica Mussetter for the pictures. To all who came we sincerely thank you and hope you enjoyed the evening.

*For a list of the chamber award recipients and a photo of the group please see the "Awards Banquet" tab.

Winners of the Home & Business Decorating Contest
A special thank you to all who entered the Home & Business Christmas Decorating contest. We have many who have entered in the past years and were 1st place winners, thank you for your continued support. 
Our winners for this year are:
For the Homes 
1st Place: Broc and Ninette Tefertiller 225 W 3rd St. 
2nd Place:Garner Laforge 509 N Cheyenne Ave
3rd Place: David Camden family 1120 N Custer Ave.
For the Businesses
1st Place: Heritage Acres 200 N Mitchell Ave.
2nd Place: The JailHouse Gallery 209 N Center Ave.
Thank you all again for participating and we wish you all "A Happy New Year."
The Hardin Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Open House
The Hardin Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture would like to thank everyone who helped make our Christmas Open House successful and fun.
First of all, we would like to thank Jim Green and Bill Stenerson for the help putting up our big Elf Christmas tree and the outside decorations at the Depot. 
Thanks to all of our vendors, it was great having you share your products. The noon lunch was prepared by Betty Seder and Sharon Rexroad along with donations of food and dessert from Subway and Reese & Rays IGA. The Saturday morning cinnamon rolls were donated by our President Dr. Andrew Wagner. Two beautiful Christmas Poinsettias were donated by Bill's Auto Parts and the winners were Darlene McMillen and Dave Reisig. A special thanks to Allie Neff and Raichell Roan for presenting the First Annual Chamber Christmas Bingo in with the Christmas Stroll. The big winner was Emma Vega. We hope to continue the game each year and greatly appreciate all downtown businesses that participated. The prize included local gift cards from Bills Auto Parts, Shopko, 3 Brothers Bistro, Reese and Ray's IGA and Sew Queen Designs. We wish you joy in the coming year and encourage you to continue your support of our local businesses.
Hardin Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
President Andrew Wagner, Vice President Raichell Dorland Roan, Sec./Treas Dorothy Stenerson, Board members Robert Seder, Shirley Margheim, Sharon Rexroad, Carla Seder Lammers, Allie Neff and Dr. Shelly Sutherland

Christmas Stroll Bingo

A big THANK YOU! to all who participated in the first annual Christmas Stroll Bingo. We were thrilled to receive close to 115 entries. Congratulations to our winner, Emma Vega! We hope to continue the game in the future and greatly appreciate the participation of the Downtown businesses featured in this year's stroll. Our prize included local gift cards from Bill's Auto, Shopko, 3 Brothers Bistro, Reese and Ray's IGA and Sew Queen Designs. We wish you joy in the coming year and encourage you to support our local shops this Holiday season.

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