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Stetsons and Stilettos


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.

Cocktail hour at 5:30. Browse the numerous live and silent auction items while catching up with friends until being seated for dinner at 7 p.m. Enjoy an excellently prepared steak dinner during the scholarship recipients' presentation. These bright young adults will briefly speak on their achievements and aspirations--inspirational stories that give hope for the future of the agriculture industry. Raise your hand and bid your heart during the live auction to benefit scholarships.

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

Event Details

What: Dinner, Drinks, Dueling Pianos, Donating
When: Friday, May 11th 5:30 p.m.
Where: Billings Hotel & Convention Center
Why: Raise money for Youth Programs

Ticket Information:
Table of eight $600
Individual ticket $100
To purchase a table or tickets, contact the McCall at the NILE office (406) 256-2497 or e-mail

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 two 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 recently just joined this in 2016. She grew up in the surrounding area and works for Northern Ag Broadcasting. Her connections to the community make her a great addition.

Amelia Manuel--Amelia is a new addition to the 2017 committee and we're so glad to have her. She also works for Northern Ag Network and brings a fresh perspective.

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.

Ashlee Voeller--Ashlee has volunteered with many events, one of them being Stetsons and Stilettos. Ashlee has a great eye for setting up a fun atmosphere and brings experience with marketing and event set up.

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
Al’s Bootery
Big Horn Resort and the Reef Water Park
Bighorn River Lodge
Bob Burkhart
Brockel’s Chocolates
Butch and Shannon Bratsky
Clark Marten Photography
Darla and Roger Huebner
Deb & Kevin Parker—Parker & Co. Realestate
Downtown Billings Alliance
Eight Mile Cattle LLC
Eldon & JoAnn Kuhns Family Collection
Fairmont Hot Springs
Flint Rassmussen
Frame Hut
Garrison Ranch
Gruel Farms
Hallee Knox
Hilton Garden Inn
Home of Champions Rodeo
Huntley Project FFA
Intermountain Distributing
Jason & Shauna Euell
Jess Lockwood
Johanna Heupel
Legacy Smiles Dentistry
Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters McCall Linke
Montana Dress Company
Montana Silversmith’s
Noble Outfitters
Northern Ag Network
R&R Trading
Ranch Girl Designs
Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center
Rodeo Envy
Sagebrush Trading Company
Sanctuary Spa
Shelby Shaw
Sunrise Art Studio
Tea City Cupcakes
The Joy of Living
Thirsty Street Brewing Company
Trailhead Spirits
US Bank
Western Awards Engraving
Yellowstone Naturopathic
Young’s Market


Thank You 2017 Table Sponsors!

Agars Prairie View Ranch
American Drilling
Big Sky Linen & Uniform
Bowen Cattle Co.
Briggs Distributing
Coal Black Cattle Co.
Crowley Fleck
Eide Bailly
Ellis Livestock
First Interstate Bank
Galusha Higgins
Jacobs Livestock Sales
Little Valley Ranch
Nansel’s & McCormick’s
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Parker & Co. Real Estate
Phillips 66
Pine Coulee Bulls
Reisig Agency
In memory of Sivert Mysse
Stockman Bank
Thompson Cattle Company
Tri-State Livestock News
US Bank
World West Sires


Thank you Sponsors!

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