It’s April 6th, 2020 and that means another celebration of #406 Day in Great Falls and surrounding areas in Montana. This year is drastically different than years prior, but the reasons we love Great Falls and the #406 have not changed. We still have our parks to enjoy, outdoor adventures, and public art. Whether or not we have to stay at home, we’re glad that we are staying in Great Falls.

  1. The Teachers of Great Falls had a parade for their students. Let that sink in. They missed their students so much, they made routes to pass their students’ houses so they could honk, wave, and display signs that told the kids how much they missed them.
  2. Our stores care about our Senior Citizens. So much so, they created “Senior Only” Shopping Hours so they have the store to themselves, all while keeping them safe and giving them a chance to purchase much needed products.
  3.  Local Businesses want to take care of our health care workers. Businesses like Teriyaki Madness are Paying it Forward and you can help!
  4.  The C. M. Russell Museum is giving parents another tool to entertain their kids while they are at home, and at the same time creating excitement for art. They have downloadable coloring books here.
  5. Benefis Health System may be busy, but they are still are finding time to show appreciation to their workers.
  6. 2J’s Fresh Market is donating a portion of their sales back to local businesses that share similar goals. Their Community Friday effort is a way to help local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
  7.  Lastly, we have hope that we will get back to normal. Events are starting to be rescheduled. Western Art Week will now take place September 10-12, 2020 and Craft Beer Week will be September 13-19, 2020.

This #406 day may be different than the rest, but in a way, it’s the best.