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Alzada show draws 125 despite weather


October 19, 2018

The 29th Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show saw a smaller crowd of about 125 people attend, but the community spirit inside the old hall was as lively as ever. “Why we do this…,” this year’s theme, was very evident throughout the day, which included a full program of poetry and music in the afternoon. Several performers were unable to come due to the fog and snowy, rainy weather.

Featured performers of Kevin Adams, Casper, WY; Karen Stockett, Fallon, MT; Pam Nisley, Broadus, MT and The Amigos group from Sundance, WY along with 15 other performers had the audience laughing, crying, singing along and taping their toes to the music. Twenty artists displayed their many pieces of artwork including quilts and fence post vases as well as photographs and paintings done in various mediums.

Kathy Thompson, Whitewood, SD and Angeli Coover, Hulett, WY were the featured artists. Some of the artwork, photos and performers’ books and tapes were for sale.

The Alzada Community Club sponsored the event and sold lunch all day. Along with the smaller crowd, proceeds from the lunch were also less than in previous years. Those who were unable to attend but would like to send a donation to help maintain the hall can send donations to Gay Arpan, Box 38, Alzada, MT 59311.

The community thanks all those who help with the annual event. Mark your calendar for next year’s event, which is planned for October 6, 2019. Organizers are planning a “90th Birthday Party for the Hall and 30 years of Poetry, Music and Art Shows.”

If anyone has a special memory of an event in the Alzada Hall, please send it to Chris Maupin, P.O. Box 252, Hulett, WY 82720.


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