March 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

Show Poster design contest

We have a wonderful poster in the works for 2022 Summer Show.   Want to design our poster for this year’s Christmas Show?  Submit your design images and Members will vote on a winner..  Winner will get their name or business name displayed on the poster, and an ACF logo tote bag and hat….and maybe more.

Deadline for design submissions for are due by April 20, 2022.  Send designs to or contact Lindsay Mena to coordinate alternate delivery 406-249-9181. You can also bring them to the April General Meeting.


  1. There should be enough “empty” space for text *see previous poster designs for ideas on what text gets added.
  2. Dimensions can be 11x17 or 8.5x11
  3. Don’t include text. We will add it in later if your design is picked as a winner.
  4. Limit submissions to no more than 2 per member.

Congratulations to Helen Grode for her winning design for 2022 Summer Show!!

Printed posters coming soon


Join us for WINGO!

We are very excited to announce a fun new event coordinated by Outreach Committee this year—WINGO!  Join us on Wednesday, April 27th from 6pm—8pm for Wine-Bingo.  Play up to 10 rounds of Wingo for $1 each round/card.  Prizes will include items donated by your fellow members plus a big basket of goodies from MontaVino Winery.  All proceeds will go to our “Create it Forward” Scholarship Fund.  Happy Hour drink pricing available.

Please also consider donating some items for our raffle baskets and WINGO prize baskets.  This is a great way to advertise your business, reach a new customer and support a great cause.

Contact Denise Seehusen to coordinate donation delivery, or bring donated items to the April General Meeting.  Denise—406-270-9538,

Attend General Meetings

After our handbook revision and Motion votes that occurred in January 2022, we are pleased to announce that all motions passed.  If you’d like to see the vote statistics, please let us know and we’d be happy to share them with you.

As a friendly reminder, Motion 3C reinstated the meeting attendance requirement for full discount on 2022 Christmas Show.  Please see the 2022 Handbook, page 8, General Rule 2.2. 

Members who attend 1 or 0 meetings per year will pay $150 for single booth fee on 2022 Christmas Show.  Members who attend 2 or more meetings per year will pay $100 for single booth fee on 2022 Christmas Show.  Please see Handbook page 11 for more details.

Full meeting schedule can also be found in the 2022 Handbook.

You are responsible for ensuring that your attendance is counted at each meeting you attend by signing in on the attendance sheets by the door.  You can check your attendance record by emailing us anytime.

Meeting attendance will be counted from August of the previous year through September of the current year.  Attendance at the Annual Members Picnic will also be counted.

Attending committee meetings can also fulfill your attendance count for the full-discount booth rate for ACF 2022 Christmas Show. Contact us if you’d like to start participating in Outreach Committee and/or Picnic Committee.

Reminder - Application Deadline for 2022 ACF Summer Show is April 20, 2022.  Mail them in, submit the online form and payment, or hand deliver them at the April General Meeting.

Kalispell Farmers Market

Vendor applications for the Kalispell Farmers Market will be available starting March 18, 2022.  If you’re interested in being a vendor, event just for one week, this year.  Don’t delay in submitting your application.

Find their vendor application online here:

Cost is $110 for each 12-week season (spring / fall) for a reserved space.  Or you can apply for a non-reserved space and pay $20 each week.  Non-reserved spaces are first come/first serve, as space allows.

Visit the Kalispell Farmers Market website to see more information and review their rules and regulations.

2022 Event Calendar

June 24 & 25

ACF Summer Show & Food Truck Festival

July 1-3

Whitefish Art Festival

July 15-17

Kalispell Art in the Park

July 20-24

The Event at Rebecca Farm

July 30-31

Polson Cherry Festival

MT Renaissance Faire

Aug 6-7

Bigfork Festival of the Arts

MT Renaissance Faire

Aug 12-14

WF Huckleberry Days

Aug 13

Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival

Aug 17-21

NW MT Fair & Rodeo

*participating in an event that is not listed here?  Let us know!


Find a downloadable/printable version of this newsletter HERE - March 2022 Newsletter 



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