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April 21,2009 The Press Page 11 Tree City- (Continued from Page 1) Lankin will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at the Lankin Senior Citizens Center with North Dakota Community Forest Specialist Gerry McKay giv- ing a presentation on trees. The presentation will be followed by lunch and is open to the public. The Tree City USA website list- ed 2 cities in Walsh County' as receiving this honor, the other being Grafton. Throughout the state of North Dakota there are 48 Tree City USA communities out of the 3,310 total in the United States. (Continued from Page 1 ) in the Alkofers' yard signals the tran- "Camp Yoyo" is what the Laura sition from home to camp. and Ray Alkofers' eight grandchil- Laura said that the events even dren ranging from 1-28 years of age used to include a trip to the horse call a week long stay at their track, in Winnipeg. Nowadays, they Grandma and Grandpa's house in still teach the grandkids all about Park River, N.D. poker and garage sales. Trips to the Their daughter Julie and her hus- courthouse, petting zoos, and the pool band Bob Lang, along with their have kept the campers busy. over the daughter Sally currently live in years. Minneapolis. The Alkofm~' daughter The neighbor kids get in on the Mary, and her husband Gary Ramsey, fun when they are invited to come daughter Sarah, age 13. live inover and together the kids write out Dickinson. mad put on plays. Distance doesn't stop these "Plays are often really, really long cousins t'rom a visit to "camp". Some with no plot," said Mary with a smile. grandchildren have traveled as far as "We video tape it." from California for their week long Even the older teenage grandkids summer vacation in Park River. still come to the "camp" for a few "I go to camp every summer," said days Laura said. Sarah. "[The kids] talk about it all year Each year, the events for Camp long." said Mary. Yoyo involve some intricate plan- Ray and Laura have been in Park ning. The "Camp Yoyo" sign placed River for 33 years. The name of the Camp Yoyo This sign depicts the change from "Grandma's House" to "Camp Yoyo" (L-R) Sally Lang and Sarah Ramsey (Photo: Submitted) camp was adopted 20 years ago when Laura and came out as "yoyo" it began, she said, all because one of instead. the grandchildren couldn't quite say Honor My Grandmother My Grandma collects all sorts of dolls. Some of them are kind of creepy. Most of them are BarNes. She taught my cousin Sarah and me how to sew. Usually she sews dishtowels for us. We sewed American Girl doll clothes. She sewed my Christmas pre~nt,,which was a blanket. The blanket had a Thomas Kificaid photo on it. Grandma makes us do journ' ing when we visit. She saves the stuff and puts it in binders for us. It's a nice souvenir of our trips to Camp Yoyo. It helps us remember stories like the time I ate a bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches. My Grandma loves going to yard sales. She sometimes brings my cousins and me, giving us each about $5 to spend. Then we document our finds in the journal mentioned above. I love my Grandma Laura. She has done as much for me as I could probably do for everybody I know. I salute you Grandma Laura!!! , AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING FOR YOUR BUSINESS CALL 7OI-284-6333 TODAY! im AUCTION SERVICE "The Auction Compcmy Who CQres!" Ryan Askim 331-0551 Arlyn Askim 284-6881/360-4512 GRAFTON CHIROPRACTIC For all your CLINIC Sporfs & Personal Injuries 701-352-0400 see Dr. Jonathan 47 WEST 6TH STREET GRAFTON. ND Jelinek SPACE RENT CALL FOR .85/WEEK YOUR DEAL TODAY| Dr. Brian Larson LARSON-BENEDA DENTAL 418 Briggs Ave. S. Park River. ND 58270 Complete Dental Care Restorative. Cosmetic & Surgical Mon.-Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 701-284-6131 Dr. Nicholas Beneda Letter Perfect Sign Co. 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