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Kila fourth-grader places in Energy Share art contest

| March 1, 2023 12:00 AM

A Kila fourth grader won third place in Energy Share of Montana’s statewide art contest.

An award ceremony was held at Kila School honoring Kannin Crawford on Feb. 24.

Teresa Miller, Energy Share Board member and member services manager for Flathead Electric Cooperative, and Mary Olson, capital credits and energy assistance administrator

for the co-op, presented Crawford with a $25 check from Energy Share.

Flathead Electric also brought pizza to teacher Tika Counts’ class as a “congratulations” for all their fine artwork.

Using the medium of art, Counts taught her students about Montana neighbors who sometimes need a little help with keeping warm in the winter. Per Energy Share’s contest guidelines, the drawings by her students depict what Energy Share means to them. 

As Crawford’s teacher, Counts received a $25 Amazon gift card to use for classroom supplies.

The art contest is part of Energy Share’s efforts to educate the public on the energy needs of Montanans across the state. Donations from individuals and businesses, including Flathead Electric Cooperative, allow Energy Share to help Montanans who encounter temporary financial difficulties and face emergency, no-heat situations.

During the last two heating seasons, Energy Share worked with Community Action Partnership of NW Montana to help nearly 200 families in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders counties. Statewide Energy Share helped 4,491 families during this same time period.

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