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News from Envision Polson

POLSON — Envision Polson was formed to continue the work and efforts that were started as a result of the Polson Heart and Soul Project. The committees listed below align with the community values that were identified by our citizens throughout this process. These committees will help to assure our community continues its efforts of collaboration and inclusion as we move forward. Involvement in the committees and projects is welcome. 

Committees report the following updates:

—Health/Well Being Committee

Family Fun Night at Mission Valley Aquatics was a huge success with 207 people in attendance. The new “Lake House” had a ribbon cutting and opened on Dec. 11. Our local running community continues to offer run/walk opportunities, with the next one on New Year’s Day – Your Life Matters Run will have a $500 first place price. Dogs and strollers are welcome! 


The Polson High School students participating in the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center occupational training are now in their two-week rotations through the departments. They are learning a lot and finding that some of their experiences are different than what they expected. 



Lake County Community Development Corporation is looking into the opportunity to host a Board Training seminar. This would be available to several organizations to help enhance their group’s effectiveness. Please watch for more information as planning continues.

—Year-Round Recreation

The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest will be Jan. 22-24, with a theme of Cinema Royale 007. Events will be taking place at several locations within our community. For tickets and information, go to The schedule will be posted after Jan. 1. 

The Montana Senior Olympics are still considering Polson as the host City. There are about 300 participants in many categories. We expect a decision on the venue to be made soon.

The Ice Rink Committee has completed their business plan and the initial informational meeting was held. Continue to watch for updated information. 

—Vibrant Downtown

The Parade of Lights and the lighting of the downtown Christmas Tree was a great event. The new lights on the tree sure make a big difference and we thank the City Fire Department for installing them and all the businesses who contributed either food or financial support: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Kalispell Regional Healthcare, The Cove Deli and Pizza, Polson Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Association, Western Building Center, Glacier Bank, and Mrs. Wonderful’s Marmalade Café. 


It has been wonderful seeing all the holiday lights. The Celebration of Lights decorating contest winners will be announced soon.

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