Community Action Agency’s Corner
Date: Apr 6, 2023
Black Eagle, Mont. – April 06, 2023 – NorthWestern Energy will donate $2,800 to the Black Eagle Park in recognition of more than two dozen NorthWestern Energy employees who volunteered in early March to do sod work, clean up trash and do other spring clean-up work.
The park includes picnic shelters, barbeques, basketball, bocce and volleyball courts, softball and baseball fields and playgrounds. It was built by volunteers and donations are used to maintain and improve the park.
“We use the Black Eagle Park every summer for company picnics, it’s a great facility and we are happy to help out,” said NorthWestern Energy Great Falls Division Superintendent Construction Brad Gilchrist.
The park operates on fees from facility rentals and donations.
“We are glad to have teams playing the fields again,” said Black Eagle Park Secretary/Treasurer Nancy Brown.
Officially named Art Higgins Memorial Park, the park was established in the 1970s on land from the Montana Power Co. Higgins, a Montana Power Co. Great Falls Division foreman, died on July 3, 1969 when the plane he was a passenger in crashed east of Helena while patrolling power lines. Montana Power Co. wire trouble shooter Thomas Mongar, another passenger, was also killed in the crash.
“The park was built by volunteers and donations, the people raised the funds for all of this, they were really amazing,” said Brown.
To learn more about the Black Eagle Park and the facilities available to rent for events, call 406-231-3927 or email email@example.com.
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About NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE)
NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides essential energy infrastructure and valuable services that enrich lives and empower communities while serving as long-term partners to our customers and communities. We are working to deliver safe, reliable, and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors. This includes bridging our history as a regulated utility safely providing low-cost and reliable service with our future as a globally-aware company offering a broader array of services performed by highly-adaptable and skilled employees. We provide electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 764,200 customers in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Yellowstone National Park. We have provided service in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and in Montana since 2002. More information is available on the company's Web site at www.northwesternenergy.com.
Jo Dee Black