The Glacier Twins Baseball organization would again like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who helped make the first of the Twins Concert Series on Aug. 3 a huge success. Also a sincere thank you to the more than 2,500 fans in attendance that enjoyed the evening entertainment by our local John Dunnigan and our headliner, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. We hope to book another top entertainment act for next summer in the coming months.
Our promoter stated that for a first-time event, it was by far the best organized concert that they had ever witnessed. Much thanks goes to Kelly Watson for donation of food and drinks for both the band and VIP guests, and Kevin Elliot for providing equipment and hook-ups for special lighting and the sound amplifiers for the band and the numerous public food and beverage stations. Also, a big thanks to Stan Bergeson of Bergeson’s RV for providing a large motor home for the band’s dressing quarters.
Since our A Team during the concert time was in Miles City competing in the Montana State Tourney, our B Team, with Coaches Casey Corbett and Nathan Brown, worked tirelessly setting up, delivering supplies and hauling refuse. Board members Kendall Slaybaugh, Jesse Wathan, Aaron Hill, Connie and Bob Lockman worked long hours in the days leading up to the concert as did our publicity chairperson, Rachel Starr. Slaybaugh also donated use of a large motorhome and a large refuse trailer and Lockman donated use of a utility vehicle and hundreds of feet of portable fencing. Also thanks to the 20 teams of Corn Hole Tournament participants that staged a competitive battle after the concert and finally brought the evening festivities to a close.
We would also like to applaud the efforts of the Glacier Twins A team this year, who after winning the Western Conference of the Montana American Legion Baseball, then steam-rolled through the District Tournament, the Montana State Tournament, and then the Northwest Regional Tournament at Lewiston, Idaho defeating the Cody Cubs in a run-shortened championship game. This is as far as any Glacier Twins team has ever advanced in their long 56-year history and identifies the Twins as one of the premier American Legion Baseball teams in Montana.
The Glacier Twins Board of Directors