Ravalli County is lucky to have so many public-involved non-profit organizations. Quite a few of them are joining a trade show-type of event at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Saturday, a first for the new Nonprofit Fair Collaboration Committee.

The "Spring Into Summer" showing of over 30 non-profits and other organizations will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission, according to a principal organizer denise rose of the Hamilton Players community theater group. She told KLYQ that every group in the valley has been experiencing less membership in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saturday showcase in Hamilton will give them a chance to show what they offer and also to - just maybe - pick up a few new volunteers.

Admission is free and so is the raffle, where prizes such as a big screen TV, a snow-blower, an IPad, a laptop computer, a fly fishing rod and reel, a paddle board kit and a barbecue/smoker will be given away. There's even a portable turntable with three vintage vinyl records. Hourly entertainment is planned, including songs from the Hamilton Players. Kids activities are planned, too. And, remember, when you see some of these groups' booths at the event center, you might just want to join their ranks. Don't be shy!

The organizers, along with denise, include Dominic Farrenkopf of Sapphire Lutheran Homes, Cathy Barth of Bitterroot Women's Club, Melissa Saville of the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, Darlene Gould of the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust and Pam Gouse of Bitterroot RC&D.

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