The Parenting Place (formerly known as the Child and Family Resource Council) needs volunteers for its Parent Aide program.

Parent aides will work with families to help develop social supports and strengthen family ties.

If interested, call the child abuse prevention agency at 728-5437.

Vendors are being sought for the 22nd annual Bitter Root Days celebration in Hamilton next month.

The fee for a vendor is $15 for a 10-by-10 space for members of the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society and $20 for nonmembers. A few electrical outlets are available for an additional $5. Commercial food vendors will be charged $35.

The celebration will be Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, at the Ravalli County Museum. An expanded Farmer's Market will be part of the event. Farmers, bakers, artists and craft persons will participate.

To register or for more information, call 363-3338 Thursday through Monday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or e-mail

The Salvation Army, Missoula Corps, has received a $33,000 grant from the Thomas L. Williams Trust. The money will be used to support planning of programs for Missoula.

Volunteers are always needed to help nonprofit agencies. If you are interested in volunteering, call either First Call for Help, 549-5555, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Missoula Aging Services at 728-7682 or the agency of your choice.

Does your nonprofit organization have an event to share with the public through the roundup? If so, call Donna Syvertson at 523-5361, fax it to 523-5294, e-mail her at or write to her in care of the Missoulian, Box 8029, Missoula 59807.

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