The BSCC community fundraiser,
hosted by 320 Guest Ranch on
July 22, packed the house. With
attendees from Big Sky and Bozeman
communities mingling over
donated auction items and cocktails,
the event raised a total of
$33,715 for the Big Sky Community

The live auction, hosted by Shelly
Bermont, was a hit, bringing in
hot-ticket items and funds. The top
three auction items were a dinner
by Ennion Williams, fishing
guide and owner of Big Sky local
foods, a pearl necklace by Shelly
Bermont Jewelry, and a full-page ad
in Mountain Outlaw magazine from
the Outlaw Partners.

Other items in the silent auction
were Big Sky PBR tickets, haircuts,
spa packages, a trip to anywhere in
the world, and a tennis gift basket.
According to Bermont, the BSCC
hopes to make some changes to next
year’s event, including changing
the name to the “Big Sky Parks and
Trails Gala.”

Next summer, “we’d like have a party
under the stars. Perhaps in the new soccer
field,” Bermont said.
They’d also like to lower ticket prices
in order to double the attendance, and
have already begun looking for sponsors
and “a generous winery.”
“We need the entire community to
get behind this event next year so
we can continue to enjoy why we all
came to Big Sky in the first place,”
Bermont said.
To donate to or underwrite the 2012
event, contact Katie Morrison at katie@