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The Advocates Good Samaritan November 2023: Inge Buchholz

Each month, The Montana Advocates team up with NonStop Local News to recognize an individual or group that makes our state a wonderful place to live. This month, our honoree is Inge Buchholz, the owner of Inge’s Fashions in downtown Great Falls.

Inge has been living and working in the area for 41 years and is committed to bettering the lives of her fellow community members. She is involved with her church, the Toastmasters, the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce, and the Does with Elks Lodge 214.

“At the end of the year, after we know how much money we have in our account, then we divide up some of that for the non-profit organizations. We choose between six, seven, or eight non-profit organizations that have to do with children and women,” Buchholz says.

Another way Inge chooses to give back is through the Danny Berg Memorial Christmas Dinner. She has been helping with the dinner since its inception more than 30 years ago, when Danny was still alive.

When the dinner first began, they fed 75 people in the community. The most recent dinner served almost 600.

“Inge is a great example of somebody who’s not afraid to jump in with both feet on a huge project… she’s there making it happen,” said Montana Advocate Doug Day.

Inge’s giving spirit and love for her community has made her November’s Good Samaritan.

“It feels very good right in here, in my heart… and God willing, I can do it many more years,” she said. 

If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the community, nominate them here. If chosen, they will be honored with a news story on the last Monday of the month.