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SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 51 o PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 Right: Jacob Edgar of North Star AG Services takes a soil sample from a beet field west of Grafton. Jacob had just gotten back into the job working for North Star, which is owned by his dad Scott, after serving in the marines for four years. His service included a tour in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jacob was testing the field, wtiich contains a lot of salt, for nitrogen content. .? By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The 2012 Park River Farmers Market has been revamped slightly from its inaugural year with new hours, additional rules, and a lot more entertainment. The organizers of the event made a lot of observations in the event's first year. They found out what worked, what didn't work, and what the com- munity wanted. They discovered that what the community wanted was to do it all over again. "We've had such great community support," said Britt Jacobsen, one of the market coordinators. "It's really positive." This year, Jacobsen said, the mar- ket will be starting early. Thursday, July 5 will kick offthe first market of the season. The market will run from 5:30 to 6:30 with entertainment starting at 6:30. For the first evening of the Farmers Market the Prairie Chicks, three local women who play a variety of instruments, will put on a per- formance sponsored by Citizens State Bank. Also, in honor of their 107th birthday, Citizens State Bank will be serving cake and ice cream. New Hours Last year, event organizers found that the hours set for sales had to be adjusted slightly to accommodate for those just getting off of work and shortened because the two-hour time slot was too long. Jacobsen said that after the first hour, sales slowed con- siderably. So, rather than a 5 to 7 p.m. shift, the market will begin promptly, with the ring of a bell, at 5:30 p.m. with sales ending at 6:30 p.m. Vendors will be allowed to sell gar- den items, baked goods, and crafts. Additional Rules For the 2012 market season, or- ganizers are insisting that vendors preregister their table prior to setting up shop. Last year, the market was put on with assistance from the well- ness grant received by First Care Health Center in Park River. Jacobson said they did receive some funds from the grant, but now bel any homemade goods in order to be in compliance with the state rules. that that grant is no longer in effect, there will be a small fee for booth Participation packets complete rental to help pay for advertising. If with rules for the market and label ex- vendors would like to set up for each amples are available at the Walsh week in the season, the cost is $20 if County Extension office in Park paid before July 12. Selling on a River. week-by-week basis would co t $5 per time. A Little More Flair The vendors are required to notify The market brought a number of the Extension Office in Park River as people together to purchase garden to whether they will be participating items, baked goods, and crafts. Ja- during the week. cobson said that what they noticed Jacobsen also said that the rules was that the market also brought the will be more strict this year when it comes to labeling baked and canned Market goods for sale. She said that unlike a (Coiner, bake sale, vendors are required to la- ]Pa r]k e 1t(9)1 (Very tare-) breaking news By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Park River City Council passed ordinance #65, which provided for the opening of Forest Street from Prospect Avenue. The opening of this street will make ac- cess to LaLier Park much more convenient. High school commencement exercises were held in the opera house. The families and friends of the seventeen graduates taxed seating to the limit. Edith Kreitzberg was the valedictorian, Late-late set: A 5K for the Little Park By Allison Olimb the week of the Park River Fourth of July 5K into a destination run and as well as a of The Press festivities. Only this year, there wasn't a fundraiser. They plan to hold the run the PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Area runners Park River 5K planned, first Saturday of every July and each year (and walkers) can set their c flendars for July 7 to participate in the PR 5K to help raise funds for the Park River Little Park playground equipment. When a few local runners participated in the Fargo Marathon events last May, the excitement still was high. They were ready and looking for their next race. Jennie Swartz started going through the calendar knowing that there would be a 5K for SummerFest and another during Swartz talked to Jenna Gullickson at First Care Health Center, who had been involved in starting the race in 2009, but she said that the hospital hosted the event because of a grant they received, which ended this year. If the 5K tradition were to continue on as it has in the past three years, someone needed to take charge. That is when Swartz stepped in. She got together with a few other area runners and started planning. Swartz said they wanted to turn the PR with the registration funds going toward a cause to benefit the kids in the area. This year, the funds will go toward get- ting new playground equipment for the Little Park playground. 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