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Attendance for the 2013 Red River Valley Fair which just completed its six-day run July 9 through July 14 have been estimated at 117,000 an increase over last year's figures of 105,000 visitors. Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz stated, "We are extremely pleased with the attendance and ticket sales for 2013. The weather played a large role in the amount of attendance and sales. We also had a phenomenal grandstand line-up. Hunter Hayes pulled 18,200 on Friday, July 12 and The Band Perry estimated 21,000 in attendance. We couldn't be happier."
The Park District is promoting a performance by The Little Red River Band on Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at North Elmwood Park in West Fargo. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy an evening of patriotic music in a beautiful park setting.
The West Fargo Impact 16U team is holding a Car Wash on Thursday, July 25, in the Western State Parking Lot from 2 to 6 p.m. The girls are raising money for a trip next week to attend the ASA Fastpitch 16U A Division Nationals in Rochester, Minn. as well as for a trip next summer to play fastpitch in California The girls won the N.D. ASA State Competition last week. They are coached by Pat Johnson and Grant Gieszler.
Yard of the month honors for July were presented to Arnold and Marilyn Lefor at 113 Edgewater Drive, West Fargo.The Three Rivers Garden Club of West Fargo coordinates the program for the residents of the community, selecting picture perfect yards through the summer and fall months based on appearance, landscaping and design.
Friends and Dakota Medical Foundation-Lend A Hand will host a benefit on July 25 to help Richard McCleary, who was diagnosed in May with Acute Leukemia (A.L.L.). McCleary has started chemotherapy treatment at Sanford Health and will need to be transferred to the University of Minnesota Hospital in MInneapolis for a Bone Marrow Transplant this fall. All proceeds will be helping with medical bills. McCleary has been employed as a local truck driver for more than a decade and currently works
Three North Dakota junior volleyball teams -- featuring 16 West Fargo players-- joined 445 other teams from across the nation to take part in the 38th Annual Asics Junior National Championship tournament, which is the oldest running "mega volleyball event" in the United States, on the weekend of June 14. Both junior boys and girls teams, ages 12-18, competed in the tournament that drew over 5,000 athletes, fans and college recruiters from all over the nation.
Last month, Harwood's Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran competed in a friendly softball game at Rivertree park in Harwood. The event was coordinated by Maple Sheyenne's Evangelism Chairperson, Greg Geston. A picnic meal of hot dogs and pot luck desserts was held for players and the 60 fans in attendance before the opening pitch. The fans came from both congregations and gathered to cheer on their respective teams. The game saw many hits and many runs from both teams. In the end, Zion Lutheran's team ended up winning 20-15.
The Mrs. Miss and Miss Teen North Dakota International Pageant is accepting applications for the 2014 state pageant set for Dec. 7 in Fargo. By applying now, you may be eligible to represent your city or county in the 2014 Mrs. Miss or Miss Teen North Dakota International Pageant. The North Dakota International Pageant system is a program that recognizes North Dakota's girls and women and their accomplishments as the official state preliminaries to the Mrs., Miss and Miss Teen International Pageants to be held in Jacksonville, Florida next July.
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.