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Sherwin & Connie Smith Awarded Joel Alzheimer Community Service Award

Sherwin & Connie Smith
Sherwin & Connie Smith

Sherwin and Connie moved in 1987 to Choteau, where Sherwin worked as the county executive director of the USDA’s ASCS agency. Connie worked at home raising their two children. They had grown up in the Fort Benton and Geraldine area of central Montana, and they both became very active in community volunteer work and helping neighbors as soon as they moved to Choteau.
Their volunteer activities include:

  • Lions Club swimming pool, tennis courts, ice skating rink, yard sale, pool committee chair, summer pool work, cleanup
  • Volunteer firefighter, grant writer, hazmat instructor
  • Boy Scout Troop 51 Charter Organization Representative
  • Fireworks/Easter Egg Hunt fundraising carnival
  • Bicycle safety inspection program
  • Fort Benton/Fur Trade history programs for students
  • Old Fort Benton Living History guide
  • OTM Museum programs and volunteer help
  • Teton County emergency programs, ambulance driver, search and rescue
  • Former School Board member
  • Yard cleanup/tree trimming/snow removal for neighbors
  • Food Bank volunteers
  • Choteau Classic wrestling tournament and wrestlers’ housing
  • Choteau volleyball line judge and score keeper
  • Highway/Spring Creek cleanup
  • Red Cross blood drive
  • City Tree and Sidewalk, Recycling Program committees

Where there is a need or worthwhile project, Sherwin and Connie will be there to help. They can both be relied on to give 100 percent to any project they are involved with. For more than 30 years, they have been outstanding examples of selfless volunteerism.
They are both kind and caring people working to make the community a better place to live. Choteau would not be the same without their ever-present smiles, helpful attitudes, and dedication “TO SERVE” others.