Start at their home, just off the main drag. Turn right and see Thiessen and his business partner’s auto repair business, Town & Country Repair. Across the street, the fire and ambulance station. Look a little further, and you’ll find The Lion’s Den, once a teen center and now a not-for-profit lunchtime diner.
Or maybe it’s not their pickup truck you’re taking. The town of about 150 residents has a school with about 130 kids. Get on the school bus, and ride along. For 38 years, the Thiessen’s have been driving the bus routes, before and after school, and to sporting events. Some of the kids live up to an hour away from Lambert. Students even come to school here from Sidney, MT.
These Lambert landmarks and amenities address concern for community and cooperation; they help facilitate independence and education. Allen Thiessen was a volunteer fireman and helped bring the ambulance to town during his time on the Foundation for Community Care board, and he is a founding board member of the Lion’s Den.
You’re rolling down streets the Thiessen’s care about deeply. It shows in the way they talk about town, and in their actions.