Republished from the Missoulian | Originally Posted: By KIM BRIGGEMAN of the Missoulian on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 It’s been 30 years since a student group at the University of Montana donated money raised by the annual Aber Day Benefit Kegger to the UM library. Now it’s happening again. In a brief ceremony Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library on campus, the folks behind the making of a recent documentary of the 1970s Missoula phenomenon will present a $2,000 check to Bonnie Allen, dean of the library. “We’ll give more in the future. We just have to see what happens,” said Bob McCue, executive director of the film. Allen will use the opportunity to present a plaque from the university that acknowledges the work of the students who put on the benefit keggers from 1972 to 1979. It was initially presented at the October screening, and will hang in the library.
Republished from the Missoulian |Originally Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:50 am The Mansfield Library at the University of Montana had good reason to take note of the recent documentary screening and other events to celebrate – or for some, commemorate – the 30-year anniversary of the last Aber Day Kegger. Just as some of the proceeds of bygone Aber Day Keggers went to benefit the library, so too will sales of the documentary help raise money for university programs. But unlike in years past, this time the library will be giving something back: its official thanks.
On October 8, 2009 Kegger premiered at the University Theater to an excited crowd. Here are some pictures from the event. The Kegger Chairmen, Tom Staples ('77), Bill Junkermier ('76), Jeff McNaught ('78) and Bob McCue ('79) . Jeff McNaught, Bonnie Allen and Bob McCue on stage Jeff McNaught, Bruce
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Kegger will be part of PBS Montana's fundraising drive and will be shown at 7pm on Montana PBS statewide. Copies of Kegger and Kegger Mugs will be made available as gifts in exchange for PBS donations. Remember: Donating to Montana PBS keeps local programming like Kegger free and available to you year-round!
MLAC representatives present the check to library dean, Bonnie Allen. Former Kegger presidents Tom Staples 1976 and Bob McCue 1979 present Bonnie Allen, Dean of the University of Montana Library, a check for $2,000 from the Kegger film proceeds. MLAC is proud to announce they have gifted the University of Montana
Some local press coverage for the Kegger movie: Documentary commemorates 30th anniversary of Aber Day Kegger UM’s belated thank-you still welcome
Recently, KECI did a story on the Kegger Documentary! You can view the video here.
Listen and watch us as we tell the Aber Day Kegger documentary film story. The following is a list interviews and news stories with the local media as of 9/23/09. Note: airtimes are approximate. KPAX “CBS Morning” show – air date to be determined KTMF /ABC Terri Elander “Good Morning” show -
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