West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
More than 12,000 walkers and runners showed up Saturday for the Run or Dye 5K at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Participants enjoyed a colorful good time, all the while making for an almost record breaking event in terms of numbers, coming in only second in attendance to the San Diego Run or Dye race. The event is unique in that colors are key -- with pink, purple, yellow, green, blue, red packets flying everywhere. The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties partnered with Run or Dye officials to host the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the YMCA's Livestrong program.
The West Fargo Park District's Farmers Market and Beyond is scheduled to open on Monday July 8. Items for sale will include fresh produce, herbs, breads, jams, jellies, flowers, home based business products and handcrafted items will also be for sale. Summer market hours are: Mondays and Thursdays, July 8 through Oct. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. The market is located at South Elmwood Park parking lot, 500 13th Ave. W.t, West Fargo. The Farmers Market is open to area produce growers, home crafters and other agriculture products. Booth spaces are $15 per day.
Scott and Stacie Platfers, Fargo, are the parents of a daughter, Jemma Kay, June 21, 2013 at 12:38 p.m. at Essentia Health. She weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Jemma joins a sister and brother, Shelby and Ryker. Grandparents are Deb Godfredsen, Armstrong, Iowa, and Shirley Platfers, West Fargo. Great-grandparents are Buddy and Margaret Anderson, Armstrong, Iowa. Jade and Heidi Brown, Horace, are the parents of a son, Liam, born June 22, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.at Sanford Health, Fargo. He weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and measured 21 inches.\
A benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction for Mike Steidl, of West Fargo, will take place on Wednesday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church Crossway Center, 1420 16th St. E. Steidl was diagnosed in May of 2011 with acute myeloid leukemia and has been in out and of the hospital ever since. A longtime West Fargo resident, Steidl has been a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church since 1989 and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 23 years. He work3ed for the railroad for 42 1;/2 years before retiring.
Announcements: Holiday Closing: The library will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day. New service: Photoshop Elements 11 is now available on the library's public laptops, thanks to a grant from the North Dakota State Library and a software donation from TechSoup. Stop in and give Photoshop Elements a try. Restrictions apply - ask for information at the service desk or call 433-5460.
Soroptimist International of Fargo will be holding their annual Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day. Seven West Fargo gardens will be toured on Wednesday and seven North Moorhead gardens on Thursday. Admission is $10 one day/$15 both days. Tickets are available at all Hornbacher's Stores, Baker Garden & Gift, Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse, Holland's Landscaping & Garden Center, and Levi Runions Garden Center. Tickets will also be available at every house on the tour.
In honor of Independence Day, and as a part of the 4th of July Celebration at Bonanzaville, the museum will open an exhibit of firearms in the rotating gallery, entitled "Up in Arms: The Role of Guns in America," showcasing the extensive collection preserved at the Cass County Historical Society.
Three West Fargo students have been named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Deans' List/Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Students who qualified include: Ellie Marie Grooters, senior, speech-language pathology major, College of Education and Human Sciences with a 4.0 grade-point average; Ashley Marie Reiter, senior, biological sciences major, College of Arts and Sciences; and Elizabeth Marie Varberg, freshman, biological systems engineering major, College of Engineering.
Moore Engineering, Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying company with locations in West Fargo, Minot, Fergus Falls, and Wadena recently hired two employees in their West Fargo office. Greg Maynard was hired as a Building Inspector and Thomas Sayward as a GIS Programmer. Maynard was previously employed by Golden Living as the Maintenance Director. He is a native of Battle Lake and currently resides there with his wife, Gail.
WEST FARGO HIGH RISE Thursday, July 4: Happy 4th of July. Friday, July 5: Roast turkey, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rhubarb crisp with topping. Monday, July 8: Meatloaf, augratin potatoes, stewed tomatoes, apricot halves. Tuesday, July 9: Barbecue ribs, creamy coleslaw, calico beans, watermelon. Wednesday, July 10: Chicken salad on wheat bun with tomato slices and leaf lettuce, spring pasta salad, fresh fruit, cookie..