Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:53 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News
Melrose is the site of a fundraiser to protect one of Southwest Montana's favorite rivers.
Big Hole River Day began early this morning with a pancake breakfast.
Vendors, crafts, demonstrations, kids activities and a casting competition happened during the day.
The event is hosted by the Big Hole River Foundation.
Money raised will go towards native fish conservation programs, kids education programs and research.
"Our mission is to conserve, enhance and protect the Big Hole River and if you believe in that and support our mission, come down here and spend some money," said Big Hole River Foundation Executive Director, Michael Bias. "It helps us out."
Music by Mountain Moongrass Band will play into the evening, along with a live and silent action, raffle and dinner.