We would like to once again thank the Havre community for the support given to the Festival of Trees for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line.
The Presbyterian ladies once a year have a dinner out and invite a guest speaker. About six years ago, Krista Solomon from the Boys & Girls Club was invited to be that speaker. She, at that time, told us what the club was about, that it was there for the youth of the community.
At this particular meeting, Linda Johnson was attending, having just moved back to Havre from Lewistown, where she had lived with her grown daughter, Amanda, who had severe diabetes. Amanda was not able to do many activities, but she wholeheartedly supported the Boys & Girls Club there.
Linda introduced the Festival of Trees to Krista Solomon, and told her how it worked and that it was possible to raise $20,000 or more, from that one event. Krista invited Linda to join the club as a committee member and to help start the Festival of Trees.
As a member of First Presbyterian Church, Linda got them involved. The church volunteered and decorated a tree for each of four years. When asked if the members would have been involved if not for Linda and for being a part of our church family, we had to say no. So, we would like to have Linda Johnson get the recognition she deserves on bringing this great fundraiser to our Boys & Girls Club of Havre.
First Presbyterian Church