Fall Benefit ConcertGronhovd Peace Essay students

Our fall benefit concert is entitled "In Praise of Peace" and seeks to raise awareness of peace efforts. We have featured Montana Logging & Ballet, Bill Bowers, Rob Quist and Jack Gladstone, Ronnie Bedford, Roger Kellaway, David Friesen, The Midlife Chryslers, The Drum Brothers and Big Sky Chorus. Last year's musical entertainment featured "Middle Grounds" representing Iran, Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Palestine.

The Edith Gronhovd Peace Essay Awards are presented on stage at the Alberta Bair Theater during our benefit concert. Cash awards are presented to high school and college students who have submitted essays on specific topics. Judged by an independent panel of judges, these essays have proven to be outstanding in every way. Please call the Institute for Peace Studies at 406.657.1042 for more information or for a current brochure.

The Jeannette Rankin Award is also presented during the benefit concert, and last year's honorees were local residents George and JoRae Sarsten.