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A Century-old Picnic in Stevensville

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A past Creamery Picnic Parade. (KLYQ Photo)

The annual celebration that is the Creamery Picnic is 100 years old this weekend.

The picnic started in the 1800s when the town’s creamery burned and the town came together and helped rebuild the business.

As a “thank you,” the  creamery threw the town a picnic. And it was a good idea, so they did it again the next year, and the next….

The 2012 version of the picnic has the usual highlights – Friday evening Kiddie Parade , the Saturday morning Milk Run 5k and 10k runs, breakfast at the Masonic Temple, the Grand Parade at 11 a.m., homemade ice cream, the 11th Annual Montana State Barbeque, kids games and more.

Most of the activities fill the Lewis and Clark Park, next to the Stevensville swimming pool. The town’s Main Street is loaded for the parade and First Friday activities.

Outdoor dances include music Friday by Sho-Down and Saturday by both “Cold Hard Cash” and “The Bop-A-Dips.” Throughout the day Saturday, local favorites Chip Jasmin, Britchy, and the Bitterroot Community Band will perform.

Tim Shrieber said the committee added another activity on Sunday that hearkens back to the past – a Community Picnic in the Park. The barbeque masters will be cooking up the main course and the North Valley residents are invited to bring pot luck dishes (and your own chairs blankets and silverware). Kids will be involved in games.  Trinity River, a bluegrass band, will entertain. That all starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

That’s just a portion of the activities planned August 3, 4, 5. Get on over to Stevensville and discover the rest!

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