The folks in Melrose are ready for some fun this Saturday and area softball players, enthusiasts and fans will want to take note of this one.  It's the inaugural "Pasture Party" co-ed softball tournament this Saturday starting at 9am in beautiful Melrose, Montana.  Let's play ball!

The "Pasture Party" tournament is a fundraiser for the Melrose Volunteer Fire Department which provides much-needed emergency services for the small community.  Melrose, while in Silver Bow County, lies almost 35 miles away from Butte and 30 miles from Dillon so a well-equipped volunteer fire department is crucial to the town's well-being especially in life or death situations where every second counts.  The :Pasture Party" softball tourney is a fun way to drum up some much-needed funding for the VFD while at the same time getting some exercise and hopefully some sunshine.  The entry fee is $200 per team with teams consisting of five men and five women.  Twenty bucks per person.  Very reasonable and there will even be cash prizes.  The tournament is double elimination which will make for a full day for all participants and there will be plenty of extra-curricular activity taking place at the Melrose Bar and the Hitchin' Post.

Have you been waiting since last summer to get back on the diamond?  Get your gear out of the garage, do a couple of calisthenics, call 9 of your friends and get a team together.  Pre registration is required and you can do so by calling (406) 949-0988 or (406) 925-1205.  Final registration will be Saturday morning at the Melrose Bar and the games will start at 9am.

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