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Q&A: what residents ‘love’ about Polson

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Two members of the Polson Heart and Soul Communications Team, Sue McCormick and Toni Young, acted as roving reporters in downtown Polson recently. Their mission: to interview the average “man (or woman) on the street” to obtain answers to the question, What do you love about Polson?

Polson Heart and Soul is a project sponsored by the Greater Polson Community Foundation and the City of Polson to engage all members of the Polson community in conversations about our city’s future.


Marilyn Humphrey

Years in Polson or area: 43 

“I love the wonderful people. Somebody is always willing to help when needed for fundraisers, etc.”


Lou Marchello

Years in Polson or area: 41

“Polson is a great town to raise your family. The people are nice to come into the stores. I think the city should work harder to help the businesses and to get new business.”


Mary Wiedrich, Big Arm

Years in Polson or area: 20 

“The lake is what truly makes Polson special. Various water activities and parks on the lake really set Polson apart from other Montana towns. It also has a very photogenic aspect about it through every season, making it an extremely loveable and quaint little spot.”


Larry Richards

Years in Polson or area: 6 

“Being raised in Butte and visiting Polson, I never ever thought I’d live here. Driving up Ravalli and seeing the Mission Mountains mystifies me, and then to come down Polson Hill and see the lake doubly mystifies me. How lucky I am.”


Shirley Laisy

Years in Polson or area: 5 full-time, but has been visiting since the ‘50s.

“I love the friendly people, the mountains, the weather, the views and all the activities that happen in the summer, such as the plays at the Port Polson Players.”

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