Miles City Christian Women gather for ‘Reap the Bounty of Fall’ dinner

Star Staff

The theme of the dinner is “Reap the Bounty of Fall” is the theme of the Miles City Christian Women’s fall dinner on Tuesday. 

The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Town and Country Club. Reservations or cancellations are required and may be made by calling 234-4133 or 234-2610. Reservations not honored must be paid, according to a news release from the Miles City Christian Women.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a “Country Auction” fundraiser for Stonecroft Ministries, the organization with which Miles City Christian Women is affiliated.

Husbands or significant others are invited to attend the annual event.

AnnMarie Wallette will be highlighting special music for the dinner. 

Chuck Evans will be the inspirational speaker for the evening. He will speak about “Hearing the Voice of God.”

Evans, who was born in St. Ignatius and raised on a small farm near Charlo, graduated from Charlo High School in 1970. He attended Western Montana College in Dillon, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a kindergarten through grade 12 music endorsement.

“Growing up on a farm enabled me to develop a strong work ethic,” Evans wrote in a short email biography. “I learned how to milk cows, stack hay and help with various other chores around the farm and for neighbors. I also learned how to do carpentry work as my father owned and operated Charlo Lumber Yard for several years. Dad also did contracting and built houses from the foundation up.”

After graduating from college, Evans began a 33-year career teaching school. The last 29 years of his teaching career were spent in Forsyth where he taught the elementary grades and kindergarten through 5th grade music. He also served as assistant track coach.

The track season was usually an exciting time of the year for Evans. He wrote that he was doing something that he enjoyed and being able to watch the young people develop their skills and improve themselves was satisfying to him.

Since retiring from teaching, Evans has been doing his own contracting business since 2008. He added that this year he has slowed down quite a bit and has only done a few very small jobs. He has enjoyed working for the people of the community of Forsyth.

Evans and his wife, Kathy, have one grown son, Alex, who recently was hired as the Small Business Development Center director for nine eastern Montana counties. He is working out of an office at Miles Community College.

The Evans are members of the Forsyth Assembly of God Church and have enjoyed being a part of the church all their married lives. They went on a short term mission trip to Peru in 1994. In 1995, he  joined the Gideon’s International as part of the Miles City Camp and last year was able to do a trip to Mexico City and San Louis Potosi to help distribute Gideon Testaments.

(Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to include the correct phone number to call for reservations or cancellations.)