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By Tristan 

Our View: Havre has lots to be thankful for this Christmas


The Christmas season is a time to reflect on the good things in your life, the people and things that have helped you out over the past year.

As a community, Havre and the Hi-Line have a lot to be thankful for.

Here are just a few of the people and things we think we should be thankful for.

Penny Velk: For five years, Penny has been the Havre Food Bank. As the manager, she has worked tirelessly to see that people who might go hungry get enough food. She has the difficult job of determining who is eligible and deserving. She manages the volunteers. She accepts the donations of food, making certain that all items are stored well. She spreads the word in the community of the good the food bank does. She is now recovering from surgery, but hopes to be back at work next week. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope she gets back to work soon.

Noel Davidson: As a builder, he constructed many homes in Havre, especially the Highland Park area. He knows every part of the community like the back of his hand. A courtly gentleman of the first degree, he has been active in many community organizations. He is a treasure trove of information on Havre history. To many people in town, he is their bright spot in the day.

Montana Actors' Theatre: When people say there is no culture in Havre, point them in the direction of MAT. Many fine plays have been presented to the community by this group over the years. There is a lot of talent in this area, but it goes to waste unless someone is there to harvest it. MAT has done that, providing an outlet for aspiring actors and giving the community some high-quality entertainment.

The staff at the Havre-Hill County Library: This small building has collections of books and other treasures that match those in much larger cities, yet it has a staff that offers the friendly, helpful service that it seems you can only get in Havre.

Downtown Havre: In many communities, downtowns are dying or dead. Of course, things could be better in central city Havre, but there are few vacant stores, and there is a wide variety of stores and often a diversity of services. It has the friendly service that Havre is known for.

To these people and to all the people who work to make Havre and the Hi-Line special, we wish you all a happy holiday season.


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