The Havre Railroad Pagers are continuing their improvements at Beaver Creek Reservoir south of Havre, and are holding a raffle to help pay for the work.
The Pagers have been working with the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited to improve a campsite by the lake, including building a pavilion and installing horseshoe pits.
Other work under way includes installing a pier with handicap accessibility and building a sidewalk to the pier, as well as building a retaining wall near the site, Pager Daryl Shay said Wednesday.
To help pay for the work — Shay said that includes pouring quite a bit more cement — a raffle is being held with the grand prize, a 19-foot Jayco camp trailer, and numerous cash prizes.
“The drawing will be held once 4,000 tickets are sold,” Shay said, adding that they are selling pretty quickly already.
Numerous groups already have helped at the Community Effort Campground and Pavilion, he said, adding that it is now open to be reserved for use through the Beaver Creek Park office. Pager Pete Golden has spearheaded the effort over the last few years, Shay said.
That help ranges from people donating the use of their heavy equipment for dirt work to members of the Mountain View 4-H Club helping finish the horseshoe pits.
Three weekends ago the volunteer workers hauled some 120 to 130 truckloads of gravel for the parking lots, with much more work still to come, Shay said.
Along with the grand prize trailer donated by Marden's Trailer Sales and Jayco Inc; he said, the drawing has four $500 bills and 30 $100 bills for prizes.
Tickets sell for $20 each or six for $100. Shay said he has them available for sale and they also can be purchased at The Golden Spike, Marden's Trailer Sales, Barkus Home Center, Norman's Ranch and Sportswear, Big R Supply, H-O Motor Supply, Tire-Rama, Radio Shack Sears, and the Beaver Creek Park office.
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