2018 Reeder’s Alley Block Party Community Fundraiser Event

We were thrilled to serve as the new hosts of the Reeder’s Alley Block Party this year and are so thankful to the Helena community for coming out to partake in the festivities! A celebration of community & ideas (and, of course, one of Helena’s most beloved historic sites — Reeder’s Alley), our fun and festive block party fundraiser was dog-friendly, kid-friendly, fun for all ages and featured:

  • Live Music
  • Montana Microbrews, Wine & Tasty Eats
  • A Local Youth/Adult Dance Act
  • Games & Raffle
  • Fire Dancers & Fire Poi
  • Helena’s Playable Playgrounds
  • Tours of Pioneer Cabin
Heartfelt thanks to Helena, our title event sponsor (Montana Heritage Commission), our numerous community sponsors and donors, our volunteers, vendors, entertainers, musicians & Reeder’s Alley!  Check out thank you’s, video, press, and photos from the day below!

Celebrating Community & Ideas

Critical, creative thinking, reflection, and civil discourse are essential to the health and longevity of a community. And philosophy is an important aspect of this!  Our fundraiser event was about:

  • Celebrating Community & Ideas
  • History, Loved Ones & Reeder’s Alley
  • Honoring Thought & Action
  • Creating Environments that Encourage Intellectual Curiosity
  • Encouraging the Exchange of Ideas & Civil Discourse and Having Fun with Philosophy!

We were thrilled to be hosting our celebration in Reeder’s Alley!  Rich in history and a tangible testament to what can happen when people come together, it is the perfect location.  Cities are born, challenges are overcome, communities are built. 

What Proceeds Helped to Support…

Special Thanks…

To GOVERNOR STEVE BULLOCK for helping to kick-off our event

and honoring Pat Boedecker, Reeder’s Alley, and philosophy in the community!


Event Video & Press

We were thrilled to have Michael Chapman photographing the festivities and Lenny Eckhardt of Dead Dino Productions capturing audio-video for us again this year.  See below for a photo collection of the fun and the official event video, as well as some local press!





Feature Photo: Dancers Entertain Crowd at the 4th Annual Reeder’s Alley Block Party (Photo Credit: Tom Kuglin)

HCTV: Merlin, Philosophy in the Community & Reeder’s Alley Block Party

Event Photos


Much Gratitude…

Our Event Co-Capítan Extraordinaire

Anna Strange

Our Dedicated Volunteers

Tricia,  Cesar, Kaylee (and her niece), Ryan, Toni, Michael (aka “Miguel”), Larry, Marcus, and Melanie

Our Musicians & Entertainers

Big Ska Country (Scott Williams, Eric Wakeland, Cam Brown, MJ Williams, Jeremy Terry, Ken Nelson, Lane Ulberg, and Don Stone)

The Last Chancers Chorus (led by Jim Penner)

Image Dancing (led by the fearless Tawnya Ramos

Fire Poi/Fire Dancers (Celsea Van Diest & Dominic Geomantic)

Helena’s Playable Playgrounds, Shirley Herrin (and her lovely granddaughter), and artist Dennis McCahon

Our Vendors

Big Bull Bar & Grill, Waffle Wagon, Saigon Alley, Adventure Dogs, Pennies on the Go, Chili O’Briens, Copperline, and Karmadillos

Our Roaming Officers

Brian F. & Loren M.


Stephen “This Laurel Wreath is Awesome!” Maly & the Helena crew

Reeder’s Alley Grounds Keeper

Jarod Sampson

Montana Radio Company


Our Title Event Sponsor


Community Partners

Our Raffle Donors

Montana Heritage Commission, Blackfoot River Brewing, Karmadillos, Dalton Abbey, Ten Mile Creek Brewery, Helena Tourism Alliance, and Cotton-Top Pastries

Our Event Sponsors


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