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Stetsons and Stilettos

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Saturday, May 4th
Billings Hotel & Convention Center

Awarding scholarships and supporting the next generation of agriculturists is near and dear to the heart of the NILE Foundation. To raise funds for these amazing youth programs we throw a big party called Stetsons & Stilettos each spring. This year the theme is Kentucky Derby! Think big hats, fast horses, mint juleps and lots of money. We encourage you to wear your best hat, root for your favorite, sip on something smooth and support amazing young people.

Join us for Stetsons & Stilettos 2019 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live at 4:15 p.m. Followed by dinner, entertainment by Cara Ayers - Cara Bout Ag, recognition of our scholarship recipients and live and silent auctions.

Buy a table for eight for $450 or individual tickets at $60 each. We hope you can join us for this fun philanthropic event!

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(406) 256-2495 or monica@thenile.org


Stetsons and Stilettos began in 2007 and has since grown to be a sold out event. The NILE Foundation's mission is to promote livestock, educate about agriculture and embrace the western way of life. Stetsons and Stilettos focuses on the scholarship aspect of the NILE foundation. Donations from this event added scholarship fund, ensuring that the future generations will get the support they need to pursue higher education.

Donations contributes to youth programs such as; college scholarships, 4th grade Ag Education, livestock judging competitions, the NILE Merit Heifer Program, and the Junior Fed Livestock Show and Sale. The also serves to support the NILE to promote livestock, agriculture, and respect for the western culture.

Stetsons and Stilettos is hosted by the NILE Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for NILE Youth Programs, specifically focusing on high education scholarships.
The NILE Foundation, Stetsons and Stilettos Committee and NILE staff extend their thanks to all who attended, donated and helped. We appreciate your involvement.

For those wishing to give to the efforts of the NILE and receive the benefits of giving to a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, please contact the NILE Office at (406) 256-2495 or email info@thenile.org.

Stetsons and Stilettos Committee

Pam Young, Committee Chair--Pam has worked on Stetsons and Stilettos since 2015. She has two sons who showed cattle at the NILE. She brings knowledge of fundraising and event planning to the group.

Tami Bowen--Tami started helping with Stetsons and Stilettos three years ago. Her husband and two children run a ranch outside of Worden, MT. Tami's go-getter attitude is great asset to the committee.

Bonnie DeVerniero--Bonnie got involved with this committee in 2016. She is a long time local and has many relationships in the Billings area to bring items for the live and silent auction.

Jasper Gruel--Jasper joined the committee in 2016. She grew up in the surrounding area and now raises her children with her husband in Joliet. Her connections to the community make her a great addition.

Amelia Manuel--Amelia is a brings a fresh perspective to the committee. She is a strong part of the southern Montana, Northern Wyoming community and works for Northern Ag Network.

Deb Parker--Deb has attended Stetsons and Stilettos for many years and this year she made the great decision to be a part of behind-the-scenes. She is a realtor and owns Parker and Co. Real Estate.

Thank You Auction Donors!

We appreciate the support of businesses and individuals who contribute to this event. Please help us thank them by supporting these businesses.

AgriBest Feeds
American Hat Co.
Bad Bear Laser Tag
Bar 46 Leather Works
Beaverhead FFA
Bighorn River Lodge
Billings Hotel & Convention Center
Brockel’s Chocolates
Casey St. Blanc Photography
City Brew
Clark Marten Photography
Darla and Roger Huebner
Deb & Kevin Parker—Parker & Co. Realestate
Downtown Billings Alliance
Double Tree Performance Horses
Eldon & JoAnn Kuhns Family Collection
Fairmont Hot Springs
Frame Hut
Gruel Farms
Hairborne Salon & Spa--Jessica Stirling and Johanna Huepel
Home of Champions Rodeo
Huntley Project FFA
Intermountain Distributing
JL Marketing--Jenalee Designs
Joy of Living
Justin Knickerbocker of Huntley Project FFA Alumni
Mark Boka
Montague's Jewelers
Montana Outlaw BBQ
MSUB athletics
MT Farmhouse Creations
Northern Ag Network
Platinum Auto Center
Prairie Smoke Beadwork
Rachel Campbell Western Art
R&R Trading
Ranch Girl Designs
Rings and Things
Rodeo Envy
Sagebrush Trading Company
Sunrise Art Studio
Tea City Cupcakes
Thrifty Nickle
Town Pump
US Bank
Walton Scoreboards
Young’s Market

Thank You 2018 Table Sponsors!

American Drilling
Big Sky Linen & Uniform
Bowen Cattle Co.
Briggs Distributing
Eide Bailly
Fauth Agency
First Interstate Bank
First Montana Title
Heights Dental
Jacobs Livestock Sales
Kelsey Family
Kraft Farms
McCormick Family
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Parker & Co. Real Estate
Phillips 66
Premiere Intermountain Properties
Schlemmer Family
Stockman Bank
Thompson Cattle Company
US Bank
Walton Scoreboards
Wells Fargo
Western Security Bank

Thank you Sponsors!

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