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MOIESE — The Charlo Parent Teacher Association decided to bring back the goodies during the National Bison Range Roundup and provide a fry bread lunch for the staff, volunteers and visitors. 

“The community donated the baked goods,” Jamie Tomlin, PTA president said of the hundreds of cookies, slices of pie, brownies and cakes spread out on a table at the range. 

Nancy Vaughan was in charge of making the fry bread for the lunch. The Bison Range paid for staff and volunteer fry bread lunches. Vaughan has 30 years of experience making fry bread and knows how to get a nice soft center with a crispy outside. She said the trick is to get the oil hot enough to make the bread crispy without burning it.

The PTA has provided lunch at the range in the past, but last year, the association was disbanded. Many folks said they missed the goodies. 

“We saw a need and decided to set up again,” she said.

This year, the PTA decided to use the event as a fundraiser for the school’s reading program.

“The money we raise is going towards the reading incentive program for the (elementary) kids,” she said. ‘We want to support our school and support the reading program.”

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