Salt and orange equals good times during Margarita Meltdown

Weeks of below-zero weather? Check. Mountains of sleet piled everywhere? Check. Flip-flops? Che…wait, what?

Yes, in Montana, there’s zero peculiar about celebrating winter by putting on beach wear and downing a margarita or two. Or three. Or more. And interjection to Eagle Mount-Great Falls, we get to do it all for a good means during a annual Margarita Meltdown on Friday, Jan. 27, during a Pacific Steel and Recycling Four Seasons Arena.

The celebration starts during 5:30 p.m., when a Southern Drawl Band takes a theatre to yield a soundtrack to a fundraiser that advantages Eagle Mount’s recreational programs for people with disabilities, veterans and a elderly.

These adaptive programs embody Tippy Toes for infants and toddlers, sled hockey, skiing, equestrian, bowling, Friday Night Out and a new Montana Vet module as good as pontoon vessel and equestrian outings for Great Falls seniors.

As Eagle Mount’s categorical fundraiser, Margarita Meltdown is utterly an undertaking. It takes a whole staff and some-more than 150 volunteers dual and a half days to spin a Four Seasons Arena into a pleasant bliss and one day to rip it all down.

“A lot of people don’t even know who this eventuality is for. They consider it’s only a large beach party,” Eagle Mount Executive Director Deb Sivumaki said. “So we like to tell them that one night of fun provides us a eventuality to give a people in a village that have a incapacity a year’s value of programming.”

In past years, deduction from Margarita Meltdown have left toward building an activity core and purchasing adaptive stadium equipment. Now, a eventuality helps cover a fees compared with providing Eagle Mount services and a costly adaptive apparatus compulsory to concede participants to take part.

“We have to have that apparatus to put on a programs and give everybody in a village a possibility to attend in a same activities,” Sivumaki said. “This year, we are going to have some of that adaptive apparatus on arrangement so people can indeed see what we’re articulate about.”

Big Mouth BBQ provides food for a event. By renouned demand, it offers a signature “Cowboy Cocktail,” a play with baked beans, BBQ duck and choice of potato salad or slaw as good as a rib basket meal.

As a new underline this year, revelers are offering a giveaway float home pleasantness of a Cascade County Tavern Association. Sign adult in a run on your approach in or during a doors on your approach out.

“Most people are obliged people,” pronounced Sivumaki. “This only helps people who maybe hadn’t designed on carrying a designated motorist and afterwards find that they need one.”

Tickets for Margarita Meltdown cost $25 in allege or $30 during a door. Advance tickets can be purchased during Party America until 4 p.m. a day of a event.

Reach Tribune Staff Writer Traci Rosenbaum during 791-1490. Follow her on Twitter @GFTrib_TRosenba.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Margarita Meltdown

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27

Where: Four Seasons Arena

Cost: $25 in advance; $30 during a door

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