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Chinook Sugarbeeters
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2008 August

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Trading  - 520 Indiana Street - Chinook

Members Present:

Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Nancy Diemert
Frank Pehrson, Jr.
Deb Davies
Chuck Hewitt

Ron Fischer

Storage Shed Update:
Decided not to put bids in because Marvin would allow us to store some stuff in the old Cross Creek Building and possibly to have our meetings there.

Old Business:
Trees on Main Street - Larry would get the grates cut around them and filled with sand before the festival.  Kelcey and Nancy Diemert would help - Lynne to report to them on what she found out from Mark Billmayer.

Chinook PTO sign project - No changes at this time.  Heather advised Donna Rasmussen to go to the CTEP meeting at City Hall 8/7.

Main Street Posts - Christmas Lights and Signs - Nancy will update - Chuck going to CTEP Meeting 8/7/08 at City Hall to ask for $ for the Christmas Lights.

New Business:
Ron Fischer Ideas:
Adopt-A-Senior Program
Food Festival - Sometime in April on a Saturday afternoon - MSU Helped Lewistowns?
Sugarbeet Industry Tourism Attraction

Sugarbeet Festival: 
Nancy & Larry  - BBQ
Alan & Mike - Car Show
Lynne and Colleen - Vendors
Rita and Vanessa - Parade
Thom MacLean - Fun Run
Cattlewomen - Queen/King Contest - need to ask about this.
Donna Pike - Bed Races
Rita Langford - Sugarbeet Growing Contest

BBQ - Decided it would be best to have it at the Commercial Building - Chuck will ask the Eagles if that is ok, and Nancy will ask Susie Berger.  Changed the BBQ time to 5:30 p.m.

Sponsorships - Deb and Bonnie would like to see the Chamber profit $200 from each event - Paulette Keller agreed to help also.

Sugarbeets - Mike Schuldt usually orders them from Great Western Sugar in Billings, Chuck agreed that he could pick them up sometime before the festival - probably late September.

Anita DePriest - Suggested a recipe contest using sugarbeets.

Motions and Votes:
Larry Moved to accept Minutes - Voted - Unanimous

Treasurers Report:
There is $6195.67 in the Wells Fargo Checking Account
There is $2,679.03 in the Water Tower Fund

Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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