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Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest Photos: Doug "Hoot" Richards

 

December 4, 2019

Roger Dey

Doug "Hoot" Richards of Seeley Lake encourages Dannette Sullivan (far left) as she contemplates her next color for a drawing. Alex Lapka sits next to Dannette, while in the background, Tony Lapka helps his son Joe. Meanwhile, Allie Orrantia of Bozeman (far right), keeps her mittens on as she works on her own coloring.

Doug "Hoot" Richards, 85, a professional art designer from Seeley Lake, drew the pictures for kids to color during the Old West Christmas Fest bazaar at the Ovando School.

"This is fun; I love it," Richards said.

Leigh Ann Valiton, who organized this year's Christmas Fest, said the coloring corner was a new addition to the event this year, and that it worked out well. She said the kids were ke...



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