Marian Tuck, a fourth grader from West Valley Elementary School in Kalispell, won second place in Energy Share of Montana’s statewide art contest. Tuck received a $50 check Feb. 14 from Kimberly Wallace, Energy Share coordinator at Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana and representatives from Flathead Electric Cooperative. Additionally, Tuck’s teacher Bethany Knudsen received a $50 Walmart gift card to use for classroom supplies.
Valentina Sacca of West Glacier Elementary School won third place in the contest and was presented with a $25 check. Her art teacher, Melissa Kempke received at a Walmart gift card in the same amount.
The art contest is part of Energy Share’s efforts to educate the public on the energy needs of Montanans across the state. Donations from individuals and businesses, including Flathead Electric Cooperative and NorthWestern Energy, make it possible for Energy Share to help Montanans who face emergency, no-heat situations when they encounter temporary financial difficulties. Last heating season Energy Share, working with Community Action Partnership in Kalispell, helped over 700 families in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders counties. Statewide, Energy Share helped 5,295 families.
All the fourth graders who participated in the art contest send a big “thank you” message to those who donate to Energy Share to help keep their neighbors warm. For more information, call Community Action Partnership in Kalispell at 406-758-5433, the statewide Energy Share office at 1-888-779-7589 or 442-4900, or visit the websites at https://capnm.net/ or www.energysharemt.com.