Ryan contributes to youth sports
Ryan Chevrolet owner Kathy Gaddie recently presented a donation check to Minot Recreation Baseball League as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball Program, a campaign for donations that could potentially bring in as much as $10,000 to Minot Youth Baseball-Minot Recreation Commission. Fundraiser tickets are available from Ryan Chevrolet and the Minot Recreation league that entitle purchasers to a chance to win a new vehicle plus other prizes. In addition, West Dakota Chevy and Ryan Chevrolet are bringing a national team of coaches to Minot to help put on a four-hour baseball clinic for youth on June 19. Only 200 spots are available in this clinic. Registration can be performed online at (www.chevyyouthsports.com/rsvp).
International Peace Garden in popularity contest
The International Peace Garden is one of 28 prestigious public gardens participating in the nation's only flower popularity contest. The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Each of the six "contestants" will be planted this month in time to strut their stuff for the voting, which began on June 1.
There are three ways to vote: by texting a given code to a polling number; by going to (www.americangardenaward.com) and clicking on the voting button; or by using postage-paid voting postcards located at the garden.
Voting concludes Aug. 31 and winners are announced in September. For further information contact Diane Blazek, American Garden Award, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medora historic site to host 'Marquis de Mores'
In celebration of the Marquis de Mores' 154th birthday, the public is invited for cake and coffee at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site Interpretive Center in Medora on Thursday, June 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT.
On June 16-17, the Marquis de Mores will welcome visitors to the veranda of the Chateau at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. MDT. Portrayed by Lance Rustand in the popular History Alive! program, the Marquis will share his dreams of a beef empire in the frontier Medora of the 1880s.
The free History Alive! performances are part of the summer programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. For more information, contact the State Historical Society at 328-2666, e-mail at email@example.com, or visit (www.history.nd.gov).