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Friday hay auction proceeds to go to Big Sandy emergency health care


Last updated 10/6/2021 at 11:21am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The Shane Chauvet family poses in front of some hay bales. The family is donating 23 round bales of hay for auction with the proceeds going to the Big Sandy Emergency Room and Ambulance Service. Chauvet said the local emergency responders saved his life after a crash earlier this year and he wants to show his gratitude and show how important local emergency services are in rural areas.

Big Sandy Volunteer Ambulance Service and Big Sandy Medical Center Emergency Room may have some extra funds coming their way thanks to a grateful local whose life and limb they saved this summer.

Shane Chauvet, a Big Sandy rancher, will be auctioning off about 23 round bales of hay Friday at 5:30 p.m. at First Bank of Montana in Big Sandy and all of the proceeds will be going to the organizations who saved him after a vehicle crash nearly cost him everything back in July.

"The emergency room and the ambulance crew saved my life," Chauvet said.

He said the accident nearly destroyed his ar...

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