Birthday Bash

Minot residents celebrate 130th birthday

Allan Blanks/MDN Zackary Yeater sits with his grandmother Becky Yeater, as they enjoy a live show with their popcorn. According to popcorn vendor Cole Anderson, over 300 bags of popcorn were sold. While popcorn was a popular snack, nearly 800 hot dogs were served by vendors during Minot’s 130th birthday celebration at Oak Park. The celebration featured a “Wall of History” documenting Minot’s early beginnings and current triumphs.
Allan Blanks/MDN Minot City Manager Tom Barry, left, announces the presentation of Minot’s commemorative 130th birthday cake prepared by Marketplace Foods. Jeff Berg, right, a Marketplace Foods manager, rolls out the five-tier cake which stood 3 feet tall and provided vivid illustrations of Minot’s historical moments and landmarks Sunday evening at Oak Park. The arrival of the cake was a surprise to everyone, including Barry.
Allan Blanks/MDN Pop acoustic singer Kevin Earlywine entertained partygoers Sunday afternoon at the Magic City’s 130th birthday bash. Alongside Earlywine were performances by Minot magician Blake Krabseth, singer Denise Matson and the Minot City Band.