Minot's Disabled Veterans Post No. 4 contributed $1,000 to the Rugby Legion to help bring the Vietnam Veteran's Traveling Wall Memorial to Rugby Aug. 4-8. Handing the check to Daryl Kuhnhenn is Alan Waller, left, and shaking Kuhnhenn's hand is Max Zurcher, right, both life members of Post No. 4 in Minot.
Festival on Main set for Aug. 20
The annual Festival on Main will be held in Downtown Minot on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Downtown Business & Professional Association of Minot, the Festival on Main is billed as a fun-filled day for the entire family.
Activities will include carnival games, inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, velcro wall, and dunk tank provided by River Rentals. Rocky Top Ranch petting zoo, Dakota Cruisers car show, bingo, food vendors and craft booths will also be in attendance. There will be local dance studio and square dancing demonstrations, including the Eagle Feather Dancers from New Town, FunTyme Karaoke contest, North Prairie Farmer's Market, pedal car races and a basketball tournament sponsored by Big Time Bistro.
Several businesses along Main Street and Downtown will be having activities at their locations, including a cupcake contest at Gourmet Chef, live pottery demos at Margie's Art Glass Studio, sushi eating contest at United Pantry, live music at Otis and James Photography, 2nd Story rummage sale, children's art activities at the Taube Museum, face-painting at Main Street Books, geocaching treasure hunt with Albertson Consulting, massages by Breathe Again Spa, and much more. And don't forget the great deals at the sidewalk sales.
Booth spaces are available and volunteers are needed to man the carnival games and inflatable games. If you are interested in helping during the Festival or need a booth application, please call 839-4975 or 839-8928, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerts raised funds to help with flood relief
Sunday's performance at the Sibyl Center in Stanley raised $1,480 for flood recovery efforts in the Minot/ Souris River area.
At a cabaret-style event Sunday, Sibyl patrons donated cash and checks to the Minot Area Community Foundation's Minot Area Recovery Fund.
Also, on July 7 in Nashville, fans of singer and North Dakota native James Otto came together to raise $4,000 for flood victims in Minot as a result of his live streaming benefit concert on (www.StageIt.com). Total proceeds from tips and ticket sales for that event totaled $2,000, and one anonymous fan matched that amount, bringing the total donation to $4,000 for the Mid-Dakota Red Cross in Minot.
Celestial Arts seeking entries for poetry contest
A $1,000 grand prize is being offered for the top poetry in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Arts Society. There are 50 prizes in all totalling $5,000.
Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director, James Cameron.
"I encourage poets to send in the poem they're most proud of," he said. "I know this contest will produce exciting discoveries."
Entries must be received by Aug. 31, and can be submitted by mail to: Free Poetry Contest, 221 N. Central Ave. No. 228, Medford, OR 97501. Or enter online at (www.freecontest.com). Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem. A winners' list will be sent to all those submitting entries.
Ward County recorder receives national honor
MORRISVILLE, N.C. Five public officials were honored for earning their Certified Public Official designation or recertifying as a Certified Public Official at the Annual Conference of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks on July 16 in Portland, Ore.
Sheila Dalen, recorder for Ward County, was honored as a certified public official in Land Records.
Created in 1987, the association's certified public official program provides members recognition for acquiring professional credentials while promoting educational standards. Association members are the nation's professional administrators of county elections, court systems, land records, clerks to board and records managers. The program was designed with overview by a university and with the dedicated leadership of several association officials. There are currently 17 certified public officials nationwide.