Libby Logger Days 2012
June 27, 2012
Another successful Logger Days was held over the weekend,
courtesy of countless volunteer hours supplied by members of
the Kootenai Kiwanis and numerous other community members
The four-day event featured a kids' water fight, boxing
smoker and live music by the Copper Mountain Band on
Thursday; kids' logging events, Bull of the Woods, Queen
coronation, live music and planned fireworks on Friday; a
fun run, parade, adult logging events, lawnmower races and
live music on Saturday; and a softball tournament, kids'
sawdust dig and ATV raffle on Sunday.
A carnival with rides and games, food booths and vendors'
booths were open all four days.
Paige Bothman was crowned Logger Days Queen Friday evening,
selling the most Logger Days buttons for admission into the
events. Raina Rowberry, Hannah Payne and Hailey Bowe were
the other Queen candidates. Patrick Valentine was the sole
King candidate, but was unavailable for the coronation due
to work obligations.
And Saturday's hot topic? The "ginormous" wind/rain/hail
storm that hit Libby Saturday afternoon, soaking everything
in its path. The puddles alone that were left behind were
impressive, flooding the parking lot, bandstand area, and
arena. Loggers are a stalwart bunch, however, and logging
events continued in the arena as soon as the storm passed,
and a shortened lawnmower track in the flooded arena
accommodated the very popular lawnmower races Saturday
All in all, a Logger Days to remember.
Photos by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com