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With the 1st Street Project nearly complete, city officials have begun looking toward the future. During the regular City Council meeting Monday, Havre Mayor Bob Rice said that on Saturday, Sept. 20, during Festival Days, he and other city leaders plan to celebrate the official completion of the 1st Street Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, which is expected to include a visit from Gov. Brian Schwietzer. Details such as time and location of the ceremony has not yet been set, though Rice thought the ceremony might take place in the same location a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the start of the project. "Probably east of town by the old Kmart," he said. Keep an eye on the Havre Daily News for more information on the official completion as it comes available. Local officials hosted a casual appreciation barbecue Tuesday evening. The barbecue was provided for the project managers and construction crews who worked on the enormous 1st Street Project and the businesses who endured it. The function, hosted by Havre Mayor Bob Rice, City Council members and the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, was held in Town Square. Montana Department of Transportation District Administrator Mick Johnson of Great Falls and MDT Director Jim Lynch were among the guests, however Lynch chose the position of service soon after he arrived, moving to the food line to dish up barbecue beans to the construction workers and other attendees. For more photographs of the Appreciation Barbecue, see today's page A8.