Volunteers are needed for the 53rd annual Creston Auction & Country Fair and the accompanying Auto, Marine, RV & Equipment Sale. The 2019 auction will be held the weekend of April 5, 6, and 7, 2019 in Creston, Montana -- 12 miles east of Kalispell on MT Hwy 35. The three-day event is run entirely by fire department members and community volunteers and raises money for the rural, all-volunteer Creston Fire Department.
People interested in volunteering will be invited to attend planning meetings at the Creston Fire Station, 4498 Hwy 35, Kalispell, prior to the auction to learn more about how they can participate.
During auction weekend, help is needed Friday, April 5, 2019, to unload trucks and trailers as items are dropped off at the sale site. Intake on Consignment Day runs from 7 am to
7 pm, so community members can help for the morning, afternoon or even just a couple of hours after work.
Volunteers are also sought for every aspect of the auction, which starts Saturday, April 6, at 9 a.m. and Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. On Sunday volunteers are needed in the morning to clean up the school grounds and at 11a.m. for holding up items during the sale. Community members make this fundraiser happen, and the Creston Fire Department welcomes auction attendees to volunteer for part of the event. With multiple food stations, an indoor rummage sale and the outdoor auction, there are areas suited for everyone to help out. The fire department particularly needs people who can hold up auction items, who like to work with food and who can help with cleanup.
Food and drink will be available to all volunteers throughout each day. Volunteers are reminded to dress warmly and for the weather. Work gloves are also advisable, particularly on Friday.
The Creston Auction & Country Fair is the Creston Fire Department's annual fundraiser. Money raised from each auction is used for fire fighter training, education and safety equipment, public safety efforts and ultimately for the construction of a new fire station in Creston.
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The Creston Auction & Country Fair is sponsored by the Creston Fire Fighter’s Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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Please call the auction hotline at 406-250-7396 to request additional information.