Plenty to celebrate in Minot this week

Memories were made in Minot where a festive Fourth of July celebration was celebrated.

Minot residents enjoyed the Fourth in Roosevelt Park at a public event. The day started with a patriotic ceremony, including a color guard and a concert by the Minot City Band. Children also enjoyed meeting super heroes and getting their faces painted or bouncing in the bouncy house.

Private events, of course, were held at people’s homes and a gigantic fireworks display at the State Fairgrounds capped the day. Thanks and congratulations to all of the people who made the holiday memorable for the rest of us.

Other reasons to celebrate and congratulate people in the news this week included, but were not limited to, SkySkopes, an unmanned aviation systems company with an office in Minot. It reportedly has been selected as one of the world’s top five Drone Service providers in a first-of-its-kind assessment by Frost & Sullivan.

“I see this as an important study from one of the top two most generally viewed and trusted sources of UAS market intelligence. Frost & Sullivan has long distinguished itself as a reputable organization covering numerous aviation-related industries,” said Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of SkySkopes.

SkySkopes is a professional UAS flight operations organization headquartered in Grand Forks. It is focused on bringing innovative solutions to the energy sector. The organization has grown to several offices across the United States including in Minneapolis, Denver and Fort Worth, Texas.

Also in the news this week was the upcoming send-off for Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen.

A Send-Off Party for Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen 2019 Kaylee Moss will be held Thursday, July 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center. The event is open to the public.

The event will showcase Moss’ preparation for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition later this month in Orlando, Fla.

Moss’ competition wardrobe, including interview apparel, talent costume, and evening wear will be featured. A silent auction and freewill offering will take place to raise funds to help with her travel and competition expenses.

The final night of competition is Saturday, July 27. Minot Daily News wishes you well, Kaylee. We are certain you will continue to be a tremendous ambassador for North Dakota and a fine role model for other young women.