Big plans on tap for Shrine Game

It is not only about a football game.

The members of the Bagdad Shrine Temple plan a full spectacle for the weekend of the 67th Montana East-West Shrine Game.

A busy Saturday begins with a 10 a.m. parade in uptown Butte. The parade will start on East Broadway,go south on Montana Street, East on Galena Street, north on Main Street and then east on Park Street to Arizona.

Shriner R.J. Olson promised an even better parade than the one that blew fans away three years ago when the game was held in the Mining City for the first time.

Speaking of blowing away, Olson said the fireworks show at the conclusion of the game will feature more than twice as many fireworks as the show did in 2010.

The game also gives area kids a chance to perform at halftime.

The Shrine cheerleader camp will be held Friday at Montana Tech’s Leonard Field. The camp will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and it costs $15. Campers will be part of the parade and the halftime show at the game.

Also Friday, the Shriners will offer a free screening clinic in which local doctors have volunteered their service for people wanting to be screened. The clinic runs from noon to 2 p.m. at the Montana Tech HPER Complex.

Tickets for the game and Friday night’s banquet at the Butte Civic Center are available at the Civic Center box office. Click here to buy them online.

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