With Power’s Harvest Fest celebration just over a week away, organizers are asking for donations for the annual event that helps raise funds for the upkeep of the sports complex and sponsors the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

There are lots of activities planned from high school sports games to a parade, family activities and a community dinner during Harvest Fest Oct. 8-9.

Sara Linder-Parkinson, one of the organizers of the Harvest Fest, said the committee elected to hold a live auction this year and not hold the silent auction.

“Knowing that business who generally donate items to the silent auction have had their ups and downs over the past year and half with the pandemic, we elected not to solicit for donations,” Linder-Parkinson said. “We don’t want anyone to think we forgot to stop by their business or ask for a donation as we have in the past. We appreciate everyone who has helped in the past and for those who still want to donate big or small items, the committee will combine the items into baskets that will be included in the live auction.”

To drop auction items off, contact Whitney Brewer at 406-788-5647 or Mindi Grassman at 731-438-5353.

There will also be a dessert auction during the live auction. The committee is calling on all bakers to make that special cake or pie to share — or maybe your specialty is bread. All are welcome. Those planning to bake can contact Brewer and Grassman for more information.

Maybe you don’t want to make a pie for the auction but would be willing to bake one or two for the pie social to be held at the Power Senior Center from 10 am to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. Those interested in helping bake for the pie social are asked to contact Theresa Burgmaier at 406-399-1224.

Volunteers are also needed to work the concession stand during the varsity football game on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Those interested in helping are asked to contact Leah Lehnerz at 406-949-6162.

Tickets are on sale for the steak and shrimp dinner and auction for $18 per person. The tickets can be purchased at Les’ Bar or the Mountain View Co-op. Anyone interested in helping with the dinner is asked to contact Leona Somerfeld at 406-788-1967.