Fairfield High School Eagle P 2017

Left to right: Jen Barnett, Julie Lenington, Robin Mueller,  Amy Oakley, and Marci Shaw serve the tailgate crowd in 2017.

This Friday, the 16th, Eagle Pride will be hosting their Fairfield Homecoming Tailgate Party. Sponsored by First Bank of Montana in Fairfield, the ‘cue will be served starting at 5:00 p.m.

According to Amy Oakley, with First Bank of Montana, the barbecue is sourced locally, with the meat, rolls, and dessert being purchased by the bank from the folks at Cozy Corner and the coleslaw and sauces from R&L Eagle.

Eagle Pride, according to the organization’s Vice President, Nikki Misner, is the Booster Club for the Fairfield school.

“We are very involved with helping extracurricular activities within the school and bringing families and the school together by having fun family friendly events throughout the school year,” Nikki told the Sun Times. Events “such as a spaghetti dinner to help with the basketball club uniforms last year; a Glow Dance to bring families together for a fun night of dancing and playing games; a sport equipment sale for families to purchase sport equipment at an affordable cost; family movie nights, and so much more,” she added.

Kim Lattin serves as Eagle Pride President and Kari Cleveland is the Treasurer.

Eagle Pride offers support to all clubs and organizations at the school, whether it is sports, music or, as mentioned below, the Accelerated Reader program.

Nikki went on to say, “This year we have also been asked to help kickoff the Accelerated Reader program at the school along with the Scholastic Book Fair during Parent/Teacher conferences. Eagle Pride is always seeking others to be involved in as much or as little as anyone is able. To get involved or for more information, please contact Nikki at (989) 387-0007 or Kim at (406) 750-7584.

According to Amy Oakley, the Homecoming Tailgate Party generally pulls in about $800 in free will donations. The bank generously covers the expense of the food and usually you can recognize the faces serving up the fixins’ as staff from the bank.

The Tailgate Party will run until 6:00 pm Friday night and will be held at the new Fairfield High School Football Field Pavilion.

This year, let’s see if we can’t top that $800 average and offer more support for Eagle Pride and what they do for our school and community.