Watson Children’s Shelter is the emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their families, usually because of drugs, domestic violence or other problems no kid should be exposed to.

As most Missoulians are aware by now, the shelter is nearing the finish line for its capital campaign to raise money for a new building. The shelter can only take so many kids at a time, and has had to turn some children away in the past. The new shelter is being planned to make sure that doesn’t happen in the future.

This morning I got a press release from Missoula Baskin Robbins owner Matt Loomis, who announced that his ice cream store on Brooks Street will be hosting its first-ever Watson Children’s Shelter Night on Monday, June 28 from 5-10 p.m. On that night, the store will donate 100 percent of its profits to Watson’s.

This will be the first time I’ve ever marked my calendar to visit an ice-cream store.

– MM