Tamarack Brewing Hosts Fundraiser for Lakeside’s ‘Lucky’

By Beacon Staff

Anyone who has driven on U.S. Highway 93 through Lakeside and Somers knows “Lucky,” the decoy cruiser that patrols the area for speeders. Now you can have a beer in support of the “hardest working resident on the West Shore” on Wednesday, June 13 at the Tamarack Brewing Company.

“Lucky” is a plastic mannequin who sits in a parked cop car around the area and is used as a way to slow down drivers on what is becoming a busy corridor. The decoy is maintained with the help of Lucky’s S.L.O.W. (Saving Lives On the West shore) Ladies, who have hosted numerous fundraisers to support the project. This time, the group hopes to raise $6,000, which will help pay for the acquisition of two solar-powered speed awareness signs for the north and south sides of Lakeside. Some of the proceeds will also go toward maintaining “Lucky.”

The event, which starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 9, will feature a silent auction and 75 cents from every pint of beer sold will go toward helping keep “Lucky” up and running. The silent auction features a seven-night stay for eight in Arizona, a bronze bear trio and a painting by Pat Lambrecht Hould. There will also be a handful of door prizes.

For those who are unable to attend the event, but still want to give, donations can be sent to Muffie Thomson at Flathead Bank, P.O. Box 769, Lakeside, Montana 59922.

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