By Heather Morris Moonlight Community Foundation

MOONLIGHT BASIN – What do you do with the reputed “longest ski bridge in America” when the snow has retreated to the peaks and the sun sets late at night? Have a party, of course.

The second annual “Ski Bridges of Madison County: Summer Social” will be on July 29 from 5 – 7 p.m., on the long ski bridge near the Moonlight Lodge. The Moonlight Community Foundation is hosting the event.

A part of the proceeds will go to the Big Brother/Big Sisters of Gallatin County, and the foundation will have a presence at the charity’s celebrity golf tournament, which is July 16 at the Big Sky Golf Course.

More then 50 people came to the inaugural Ski Bridges event last August, and most of the money raised went toward design and fabrication of interpretive signs for the Ulery’s Lake hiking loop, which begins at Moonlight Lodge. The signs, which will be installed this summer, provide information on the wetlands, wildlife and peaks in and around Moonlight.

While last year’s event was attended by mostly homeowners from the north side of Lone Peak, the committee hopes people from across the area will attend the gathering this year, and also check out the new trail signs.

A group of Moonlight homeowners started the foundation last year. Today, it is focused on education, conservancy and youth development in the Moonlight and Big Sky areas.

“The Moonlight Community Foundation is dedicated to giving back to the entire Big Sky community,” said committee member Gayle Parseghian.

Purchase tickets for the Ski Bridges of Madison County summer social by calling (315) 529-6577. We hope to see you there!