On Friday, Aug 20, Tri-County Feed Services in Montague had a street party and customer appreciation event. The event featured music, free food and a gathering opportunity for the community.

Gered and John Dahl own and operate both the Montague and New Era locations of Tri-County Feed. With the help of the Montague Police Department, Gered and John blocked off the part of Ferry Street that goes in front of the store.

A complimentary taco bar was provided by San Marcos of Whitehall at 5 p.m. Customers lined up to fill their plates before finding a seat in the road as they waited for the live entertainment.

Gered and John’s father and retired owner, Marty Dahl provided the music for the event through his band Redeye. From 6:30-8 p.m, the band performed at the entrance of Tri-County Feed. This band plays 60s rock and is highly adored by the community.

The customer appreciation event was the first of its kind for Tri-County Feed’s Montague location. “We have been putting on a customer appreciation event at our New Era location for some time now, and we decided that it was time to celebrate and thank our Montague customers,” said John.

Along with the outdoor party, the customer appreciation event also included deals on many of the products that Tri-County Feed offers. This included sales on gardening supplies, pet food, bird seed and grain. All sales began at 8 a.m. Friday.

“We’re hoping to make this an annual event,” said John.

Due to the location of the store, the customer appreciation event had not happened before. The only space available to host it is in the street.

With the help of the city and police department, the blocking of the road turned out to be a success, giving both Gered and John hope for a return next year.

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