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Border Patrol Donates 180 Pounds Of Food To Havre Food Bank

The Havre Sector Border Patrol, with help from the Hill County Sheriff’s Office, donated 180 pounds of food Monday to the Havre Food Bank.

The donation resulted from a challenge that included the Hill County sheriff pelting the Havre Sector Border Patrol chief with snowballs.

In January, the acting chief of the Blaine Sector in Washington issued a challenge to all northern border patrol agents via Twitter. The idea was simple: Have a snowball challenge as an excuse to support a local food bank.

Havre Sector Chief Sean McGoffin, with the help of Hill County Sheriff Jaime Ross, accepted the challenge. The rules said someone needed to throw 10 snowballs at McGoffin, and for every snowball that hit the chief, he would donate 10 pounds of food.

On Feb. 19, Ross obliged and hit McGoffin with eight of the 10 snowballs he threw at him, which took care of 80 pounds of food.

Sheriff Jamie Ross hits Border Patrol Chief Sean McGoffin with snowballs. (Paul Dragu, The Havre Herald)

The rest of the 100 pounds was donated by the Sheriff’s Department, 40 pounds; and the Havre Sector Border Parol office filled in the rest of the gap.

“I am grateful for Sheriff Ross participating in this endeavor and pelting me with snowballs for this challenge,” McGoffin said. “We have a wonderful working partnership with our community and Sheriff Ross. Working with Sheriff Ross and his department on activities like this helps make our community a great place to live.”

The food bank is located at 453 Fifth Street North. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, an additional day — Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — has been added for people 60 and older.

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Write to Paul Dragu at (406) 262-7778
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