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Sapphire Lutheran Homes to host free fundraising events

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Sapphire Lutheran Homes is offering two free great evening events and they are doing fundraising activities that compliment the events and benefit the community.

The free concert, Aug. 8 has a fundraising barbecue that benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the free showing of “As You Like It” by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has a fundraising raffle to benefit The Daly Mansion.

“Our events are free and the fundraisers attached to them are going to good causes,” said Dominic Farrenkopf, Director of Community Life, Sapphire Lutheran Homes.

Country BBQ and Concert: LeGrande Harvey and The Spirit of Montana Band Country and Western Music will be featured the final free outdoor concert this Friday evening, Aug. 8, at Sapphire Lutheran Homes.

A fundraising barbecue starts in the evening at 5 p.m. and for $5 you get a burger or hot dog, beans, chips and a drink. The proceeds from the dinner benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through Sapphire’s Maintenance Department head, Joe Kerr, as he participates in the Portland, Oregon Stair Climb Challenge.

Kerr is one of five Hamilton Volunteer firemen that will be participating in this event. They and other firefighters from across the nation will climb the 40 story U.S. Bancorp Tower in full firefighting gear.

At 7 p.m. the country and western music begins with toe-tapping tunes and fun times.

The evening is sponsored by Done Right Foundation, Empire Landscaping, Bitterroot Drug, Bitterroot Laundry and Cleaners, Evan’s Ace Hardware, Bruco, Massa, Super One, KLYQ, Turner Remodeling, Sweet Pea Sewer & Septic, Rooted Music and the Ravalli Republic.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for more comfortable seating.

Shakespeare in the Parks: “As You Like It” by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be a free outside performance at Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 501 N. 10th Street, Hamilton, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

2014 is the 42nd year of summer performances for MSIP. Since 1973, they have given over 2,150 performances to nearly three-quarters of a million people.

The SLH fundraisier is a raffle to win one of three $200 gourmet picnic baskets to be enjoyed at the night of the Shakespeare performance.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Sapphire Lutheran Homes 363-2800 or The Daly Mansion 363-6004.

Created by Montana Basket Bistro, the picnic baskets will include everything you need for a great evening of watching the performance – a gourmet meal for two, wine glasses, wine bottle opener, a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage, silverware, linens, napkin rings, Big Creek coffee, a coffee grinder and more.

The raffle drawing will be held Sunday, Aug. 17 and the baskets will be awarded before the free performance of “As You Like It”.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for more comfortable seating.

Reach reporter Michelle McConnaha at 363-3300 or michelle.mcconnaha@ravallirepublic.com.

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