St. Patty’s Day in Montana

by jhwygirl

I had the fabulous luck to have the time to head out to the very gracious and welcoming cities of Butte and Anaconda (in that order) for the St. Patty’s Day parades that could not have fallen on a more gorgeous March afternoon. I’d say there was quite a number of people – both adults and children – off playing hooky today (if only for an extra long lunch). Check out these Butte beauties and their proud father:

Who could blame them? The weather was fabulous! Here is a pic from the line-up for the parade in Butte. That’s Tyler Gernant, candidate for U.S. Congress there on the right, in the blue shirt. I loved the vista:

Plenty of fun was being had by all. This group was lively – and I wish I had gotten a better picture of the sweater on lad with the broken arm – it was awesome!:

Half of Butte’s parade is uphill! There’s an upside – the other half is downhill! Tyler ran a darned near sprint the whole time.

From there we were on to Anaconda. People came there, too, from far and wide….and a fun time was had by all. Look at these crowds!

Tyler again ran a sprint – everyone (in Butte and in Anaconda) wanted to talk about sending a new congressional representative to Washington. This pic is from Anaconda…Tyler Gernant is there on the right:

I had a lovely chat with this Anaconda-Deerlodge County Commissioner Robert Pierce. He was very keen on discussing the economic development on-line for Anaconda, including a natural gas-fired power plant (which was probably some of that pipeline I saw being dug), and the test sites above town for wind power energy on county-owned land that would hook into the MSTI transmission line also coming online soon. I loved his little pooch – and Pierce was a favorite – passing out over 3,300 Patty’s Day beads!

Finally – and really, I’d love to post more, there are so many great ones – are these two – the lassies and lads of Anaconda. They were gorgeous.

  1. Ryan Morton

    Tyler is such a great guy! Really high quality Montanan!

    Thanks for the photos. I know we’ve had disagreements and harsh arguments, but I’m thrilled in your support of Tyler. I’m working on events in Helena for him and I’ll keep you up to date. If you inform your Helena network about events here, I’d really appreciate it.

  2. Oh Anaconda…

    (that’s all. I really don’t have much else to say.)

  3. Ryan Morton

    i love networking. for fun or for work.

  4. petetalbot

    Quick campaign tip for Tyler: next time in Butte for St. Patty’s, wear more green!

    Nice photos, j-gal.

  5. bambi

    Hey, did you know? FORMER Commissioner Robert Pierce is in prison for sexual assault on a minor. You are very out-of-touch with the reality of Anaconda, obviously!

  6. bambi

    Robert Pierce got 25 years in prison and he REFUSED to resign as commissioner until they hauled him off to jail. Wow, you are sort of a bad judge of character on this blog, aren’t you?

  7. bambi

    Yep, I can only imagine the “lovely chat” this FORMER Anaconda Commissioner Robert Pierce had with the blogger here. Well, Robert Pierce is out of “chatting” range now. He’s in prison where he belongs. Hope his little pooch doesn’t miss him too much! Welcome to the REAL Anaconda… it sure ain’t what this blogger is portraying on this page.

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