Posted: Jul 10, 2013 7:21 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News
Several Butte pre-release residents are rolling up their sleeves for the Montana Folk Festival.
Dan Pappas is serving a 5-year sentence with the Department of Corrections for Possession of Dangerous Drugs.
He spent nine months in treatment in Lewistown and has been at the Butte pre-release center for a little over a week now.
Pappas has served more than 30 hours of community service for the 25-hour minimum.
He looks forward to helping with the Montana Folk Festival because it's constructive and different than being at the center.
"Most of us are really wanting to work," said Pappas. "I mean I've worked my whole life so I enjoy working. I got involved with the drugs and it was a bad thing and now I'm clean and sober-just trying to start a new life."
The new start Pappas is looking for helps Montana Folk Festival Director, George Everett.
"We rely on them especially for set up and tear down," Everett said. "They are very essential to helping us get the festival set up but also the tear down. They're there to help get everything out of the way after the festival is over and make sure that the streets are open again for normal business."
Tomorrow a sound crew will be busy setting up at the festival and stage cover will be installed at the Original Mine.
Click here for the line up and schedule for this weekend's festival.