Fundraiser Drawing Scheduled For Friday’s Hot Dance

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Christine Nomee (left), Gracie-Beth Reed and Holly Reed are raising money for the Billings School District’s eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City in April 2022.

Holly Reed and Christine Nomee set up a fundraiser table at Thursday’s powwow to raise money for their daughter, who will be traveling with the Billings School District’s eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City in April 2022.

The five-day trip will include educational tours and events in the Nation’s Capitol, as well as time in the Big Apple. Their daughter Gracie-Beth Reed is an eighth grade students at Riverside Middle School Billings.

Gracie-Beth, a Whistling Water and Child of the Bad War Deeds, was named Bii Aashkish / Likes To Learn, by Roberta “Bobbi Sox” Walks Over Ice. She is active in her school as a member of the chess club, All Nations club, Art, Drama, and Pep clubs, she is a member of student council and is also a member of the cooking, builders and React clubs. She is a member of the Native American Development Corporation’s Standing Buffalo Youth Group and a member of the Nighthawk Society. She was also a Crow Headstart Princess in 2013.

In 2019 she attended the L.A. Skins Fest in Los Angeles with the Guardians of the Living Water to represent the Apsáalooke Nation film camp and she said she hopes to return again. Gracie-Beth said she dreams to be an actress and or film editor.

“She is a very hard-working young woman who put others before herself,” mom Holly Reed said. “She takes care of all her siblings, nieces and nephews and helps all her elders out when they need her.”

“She is asking for help from her community that she loves and is proud to be from. This is an amazing trip that she can learn a lot from and come back and share with her peers,” Reed continued.

The family will be set up at the New Year’s Eve Hot Dance on Dec 31 at the multi-purpose building in Crow Agency with their fundraising board. Winners for several prizes as well as $500, $300 and $150 in cash will be drawn live on the Four Points Press facebook page at 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Raffle squares are $20 each and can be purchased or in-person with cash or in-person or online via fb pay at Cris Holly Reed-Nomee or Paypal @hollygnomee, Venmo @Holly-Reed-42, or CashApp $hollygnomee14

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