05.11.18

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Mary Ann and Mark Petree of Musselshell County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Mary Ann and Mark Petree for their contributions to Musselshell County as owners of Roundup’s Busy Bee Café for almost 50 years.

Busy Bee

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

MONTANAN OF THE WEEK 

Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Mary Ann and Mark Petree for their contributions to Musselshell County as owners of Roundup’s Busy Bee Café for almost 50 years.

For folks across Musselshell County, the Busy Bee Café is iconic. It is a place for the community to gather, have a great meal and enjoy the best pie in Montana. The Busy Bee Café has grown to be a staple in the community – and that comes as a result of their owners, Mary Ann and Mark Petree. 

Mary Ann and Mark bought the Busy Bee Café 49 years ago. When they purchased the Busy Bee Café, they saw the restaurant’s potential. Business quickly grew and they began expanding the size of the restaurant. Business today remains booming, while still holding onto the personal touches that drew them to the cafe in the first place.

With both of their children now grown, Mary Ann and Mark are able to dedicate their time to keeping the business running smoothly. They pride themselves on the local touch of all their food, with 95% of it being homemade. Every morning, Mary Ann and Mark start their day by serving coffee to the Busy Bee Café regulars.

I congratulate Mary Ann and Mark Petree on their 49 years of dedication to the Busy Bee Café. As a result of their hard work and attention to detail in every aspect of the business, the Busy Bee Café is a local favorite that brings together the greater Musselshell County.

 

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