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##9 51300-00—00 .n «41"- m SINGLE COPY $ .00 In support of PRBC ; . Quilts I on the _ PARK RIVER, N.Dfi — Park River Bible Camp held their 35th Annual Quilt Auc— tion on Sunday, Nov. 7. This being the second year the auction has been virtual; the chapel was still filled with hanging quilts of all sizes and colors. All donated by the ALLFORADCSBG 488 ST SMALL TOWN PAPERS “COGS 927 W RAILROAD AVE l. SIELTON. WA 98584—3847 surrounding community, crafiers from Fargo to Flori- da supplied 116 incredible, handmade quilts for the live auction. There were 44 QuiltAuCtion Cont page VOL. I39 - ISSUE l9 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA Rebecca Kjelland, Executive Director, and Gary Helland, Board of Directors Chairman disp In-hOme dining eXperience, online auction, event: FCHCisHarvest Fest a great sucCess PARK RIVER, N.D. ~— First Care Health Center held their 26th annual Harvest Fest on October 28th. With the health and safety of our communities at the forefiont, it was decided once again to hold the event online. Whether in-person or virtual, the event brings community members together to celebrate harvest and raise money for need— ed medical equipment to enhance patient care at FCHC and the Rural Health Clin- ic. This year, fiinds raised are going to help purchase an Amsco Washer Disinfector and Amsco Sterilizer. The washer is used to clean the surgical and procedural in- struments, and the sterilizer is used to ster- ilize instruments and other equipment so they are ready for use in the clinic, hospital, and surgical departments. In the weeks leading up to Harvest Fest, FCHC started receiving items for the Har- vest Fest Silent Auction and buy—it—now items. Once again, they were amazed by the generosity of the silent auction and buy- it—now item donors and the creativity they instill in the items they donate. With were sent out and a Facebook Event was formed to bring awareness of the cause. The silent auction and access to the buy— it-now items opened on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10 am. As soon as 10 am. hit the clock, people started bidding and buying items. The number of registered users on the auc- » tion site continued to grow Over the week, and it was fim to watch and hear people talk' about their own excitement of bidding on items. There were 187 different items listed on the auction and about 200 reg- istered users on the GiveSmart auction site. On Oct 28, the day of the In-home Din- ing Experience and YouTube virtual event segments of Harvest Fest, volunteers worked alongside Jim’s Super Valu em- ployees to put together the unique dining option. Two hundred fifiy—two charcuterie trays were picked up or delivered to nine area communities as the in-home dining experience, which preceded the YouTube Live event. The YouTube Live event started at 7 pm. and showcased happenings within RESS ’ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IO, 202 l lay one of the quilts to be fen auctioned off . . , Photos Lar Biri Top Left: Kyle Rydell, Associate Program Director, mans the computer placing items on the camera for viewers to see and bid. Bottom Left: A few people take the opportunity to view the quilts hanging in the chapel at Park River Bible Camp. Over 210 quilted items were up for auction which was done virtually. Right: Additional USDA” Funding available for Walsh County Farmers PARK RIVER, N.D. — NRCS in Walsh County has been chosen to receive additional funding for a special National Water Quality Ini— tiative (NWQI) through our Envi- ronmental Quality IncentivesPro- gram (EQIP). This special sign-up is a bonus to our normal yearly EQIP Local Work Group sign-up that is county-wide. The purpose of this NWQI is to work with producers and landown- ers to implement voluntary conser- vation practices as part of areawide efforts to improve water quality in high-priority areas. NWQI is de- signed to help individual agricultural producers take actions to reduce the NRCS Cont. page Commuhity Thanksgiving Feast to be held Nov. 25 PARK RIVER, N.D. —— The church of St. Mary’s in Park River, ND, will be preparing the Com- munity Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, Nov. 25. Office, Monday through Thursday, Nov. 15-19, between 10 am. and Noon, at 284-6165. Delivery drivers are needed. Please volunteer by calling 284- the format ofthe event being online, both Harvest Fest This will be a sit-down dinner at 6165, Nov. 15-19, between 10 am. traditional and Virtual methods to promote Cont noon. Deliveries will be made pri— and noon. ' the event were utilized. Paper invitations I gggffezlgfigi 3:511; ngYZIifilggugE anng Left: Volunteers work alongsrde er’s SuperValu employees to assemble 252 both options- dinner and delivery. Cont pa e charcuterie trays to be delivered or picked up across a nine-community area. Please contact the St. Mary’s Parish Obituaries Sewms sma" Pleces together elves me Super SantaVendors needed see page 2 apeaceful heart and a qurlt to wrap ' See page l you wrth, my love. AreaVoices Volleyball Region 2 play-in action See Page , See page