For the third year, a menorah has been lit at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. Rabbi Chezky Vogel of the Chabad Jewish Center of Missoula addressed the gathering Monday evening as ceremonial oil lamps (see photo above) were lit to celebrate Chanukah. Those were replaced with electric lights that will shine through the Festival of Lights, which ends December 30. The Hamilton lighting included traditional latkes and refreshments.

Rabbi Chezky Vogel at the Hamilton menorah. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)