West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
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Get your motorcycle, classic car, hot rod, street rod or cruiser ready for a beautiful drive during the tenth annual Home Builders Care Charity Ride Aug. 17. The first registration point will be at Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, 1802 32nd Ave. S., starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration will also be available at noon at E.L. Peterson Park, Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Arthur W. Jones VFW Post 7564 and Ladies Auxiliary, West Fargo, will host their annual community picnic on Sunday, July 21 at Elmwood Park in West Fargo. The picnic is open to the public with food and beverages served at noon. Cost is: adults, $5, children 7 to 12, $3, and children under 7 are free. There will be bingo for the adults and games for the kids. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the VFW for some family fun.
Western State Bank recently donated $10,000 to TNT Kid's Fitness & Gymnastics Academy, to support the expansion of their current facility to serve more children in our growing communities. "As Your Hometown Bank, Western strives to give back to the communities we serve," commented Brad Jacobson, Western State Bank President. "We truly believe that TNT Kid's Fitness & Gymnastics Academy greatly improves the lives of the many children they serve throughout our local communities."
Western State Bank recently awarded two local students with $250 savings scholarships as part of their scholastic recognition program, Western Pays for A's. The scholastic recognition program is designed to reward students for their hard work in school. Matthew Hewitt and Nolan Becher, both of West Fargo, were selected as the Western Pays for A's $250 savings scholarships winners for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. "Western is dedicated to supporting the communities we serve, especially
Choice Financial presented a check for more than $20,000 to Hospice of the Red River Valley (HRRV) with proceeds generated from the 'Go Hawaiian for Hospice' fundraiser held July 2 in Fargo.
Coldwell Banker First Realty, Fargo, recently named Bryce Huotari to the role of President. Huotari joined Coldwell Banker Commercial First Realty in 2001 as a sales professional and became manager of the commercial division in 2012. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Huotari holds a bachelor's degree in Business and Public Administration, double-majoring in Marketing and Management. Huotari is a licensed real estate agent in North Dakota and Minnesota and attained the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2006.
The West Fargo Soccer Club has reached a personal milestone with its U19B "FC Packers" team, which played in its first tournament, the Tri-City Tournament in Fargo, on Sunday, June 30. The U19B team is the first entire team to be formed from "new Americans" and those waiting to become American citizens. The team is made up of 14 players from Nepal and three from Somalia. They range from ages 15 to 19 and all are West Fargo students.
Travis and Jessica Magnuson, West Fargo, are the parents of a son, Cooper, born June 27, 2013 at 2:49 p.m. at Essentia Health, Fargo. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. Cooper joins a sister, Kellen. Grandparents are David and Robyn Holm and Lyle and Wendy Magnuson, all of Fargo and David and Candace Pearson, West Fargo. Allen Holm, Fargo, is the great-grandfather.
Annual StreetsAlive! energizing summer events promise to spark movement in area communities. In downtown Fargo-Moorhead, three miles of streets through both cities will be closed to cars to encourage walking, running, biking, rollerblading, dancing and other human movement. Special events, demonstrations and vendor booths spill over into parking lots and parks along the route. People may join in StreetsAlive! activities anywhere along the route.
The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead has received two Awards of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders: "Best Public Relations Program Conducted - 2012 Permit Reports/News Conferences" and "Best Local Government Affairs Effort - Candidate Forums and Legislative Candidate Open House." The awards will be presented during the NAHB Association Leadership Institute conference in August in Portland, Ore.