Saturday, December 14, The Place ministry conducted their annual community free-for-all, "The Giveaway." This year, the Ravalli County Fairgrounds First Interstate Event Center was the location. Denise Echterling told KLYQ that she had been worried that they wouldn't have enough items to fill the space. That was not a problem. Food, clothing, furniture and househould items arrived and arrived and arrived Thursday and Friday. There were so many donations, they ran out of room. Then, for three short hours Saturday morning, it was all given away.

At least 1,400 people benefited. Denise was thankful for the community's support of the event. To get a brief glimpse (29-seconds) of the three hours of The Giveaway, we include a link to their time-lapse video on "The Place MT" Facebook page.