PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ends 10/19- St. Theresa Catholic church in Carson, ND will hold its annual Oktoberfest serving a German meal of Fleischkeuchle, Strudel, sausage, kraut nip, coleslaw, german potato salad, knoephla and borscht soup, and kuchen. Serving starts at 11:00 am MT at the Grant County Fair building on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Other activites include kids carnival, bingo, silent and chinese auctions and raffle drawing . Come have great food, fun and fellowship to celebrate fall!!
Ends 10/19- The Washburn Lions Club will be holding a breakfast this Sunday from 10 am - 1pm at the Washburn Memorial Building. On the menu will be biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, juice and coffee. Free will donations will be accepted to help fun local and worldwide Lions Club projects. People are also being asked to donate old eye glasses for this event.
Ends 10/20 – Everyone is invited to attend a benefit for Kyleen Ekstrom on Monday, October 20th at the Mandan Pizza ranch beginning at 5:00 pm. A portion of each buffet bought will be donated to Kyleen to help cover medical costs. Tip and donations are also welcomed or an account has been set up at Security First Bank in Mandan. Kyleen is a cancer survivor, however post-operative infections were contracted after one of the tumor surgeries. Kyleen has been unable to work since her surgery and any donations received will help with her financial situation.
Ends 10/23- On Thursday October 23, 2014 area Girl Scouts, their leaders and families will be in the community scouting for donations of non-perishable food items between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. The food collected will be donated to Ruth Meier's Hospitality House, to be used in their soup kitchen and in their community gift baskets.
Ends 10/24- Century High School is spreading the word about 2N2. Two hands on the wheel. Two eyes on the road. Please go online to celebratemydrive.come daily from October 15th to October 24th, click on Century High School, and make a safe driving commitment. Limit is 1 commitment, per person, per day. Help spread the word and celebrate your drive!!!
Ends 10/24-On Friday, October 24 from 6-8pm at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA the Be Strong Party! Zumbathon will raise funds and awareness for cancer survivors. The Be Strong Party! Zumbathon is a charity fitness dance event to raise awareness (and money) for our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves and is a very popular fitness class at our YMCA. The Zumbathon is two continuous hours of Zumba. Participants are encouraged to dress up as a super hero or in any color to support cancer survivors (pink for breast cancer, teal for ovarian cancer, etc). For more information contact Program Director, Taija Bohn at 701 255 1525 ex 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ends 10/26- MSA United Way is holding their annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Mary’s Central High School cafeteria on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from a freewill offering will benefit 30 United Way partner agencies. Don’t miss the third annual pancake eating contest at 11 a.m. Support your community, LIVE UNITED while enjoying delicious pancakes and sausage with your family and friends or volunteer your time that day. For more information, call 255.3601 or visit msaunitedway.org.
Ends 10/31-Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Month campaign. October is national Fire Prevention month and the Bismarck Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Month, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly. To find out more about Fire Prevention Month and other fire safety topics, please visit the Bismarck Fire Department website at www.bismarcknd.gov/fire, or NFPA at www.firepreventionweek.org, or call 355-1400.
Ends 10/31- The Capital Area Transit (CAT) will provide bus riders with back-to-back days of no riding costs at the end of October. The CAT’s Halloween Free Ride Days are scheduled for October 30-31, and will be the final set of free days for 2014. The 12 CAT bus routes run in Bismarck and Mandan, from about 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, depending on the route. Riders may “Catch the CAT” on any safe corner along a route by waving to the bus driver as the bus approaches. More information, including a series of “How to Ride” videos, is available online at www.thecatbus.com. CAT is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, after providing more than 135,000 rides last year. For more information about this, and other services we provide, you can reach staff by calling 701-258-6817.
Ends 10/31 – The 55th Annual Buffalo Supper in Streeter will take place on Friday, October 31st at Memorial Hall in Streeter. Serving begins at 4:30, admission is $18 per adult, $8 children 6-12, children under 6 eat free. If you need any other information please contact Elsie at 701-424-3476.
Ends 11/1- All Marines and the general public are invited to attend the Marine Corps Ball hosted at the Bismarck AMVETS Post #9, Saturday, November 1, 2014. Social begins at 1700 with a dinner and program starting at 1800. Tickets are $20 per person – to RSVP please email email@example.com before October 27. The event is open to the public. A fundraising raffle with prize drawings will be conducted. A cash bar, evening entertainment, and photo opportunity will be available. For additional information: www.facebook.com/northdakotamarine
Ends 11/11- Every Veterans Day, Applebee's invites vets and active duty military to come and have a meal on them. It's Applebee's way of saying thanks for the service. But really, every day is an opportunity to say thank you. So join Applebee's in the Thank You Movement to personally show your gratitude for those who have served, or are currently serving, in our military. Available from open to close on November 11, 2014 at participating Applebee's.
Ends xx/xx- Alzheimer’s disease is the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century. No one should face Alzheimer’s or another dementia alone. There are people who understand and the Alzheimer’s Association has help available. As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association has FREE caregiver resources through the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/mnnd to learn more.
Ends xx/xx- NWS PEACE Program is currently seeking caring families in our area to host high school age international exchange students. Students are ages 15-18 and are available for “adoption” for 5-12 months. Students come with medical insurance and spending money; you provide a loving home, 3 meals a day, a bed, (continue next page) (from previous page) and a lifetime experience for the student as well as your family. For more information call 866-846-3977 or go online to www dot NW dash services dot com. (www.nw-services.com).
Ends xx/xx- You can make the world a better place where it matters most -- right in your own hometown. The North Dakota Community Foundation has been improving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their communities since 1976. They administer over 500 chatitable funds, including 56 community foundations and over 200 scholarships for North Dakota youth. Find out how you can make a difference in your hometown and leave a legacy for the next generations of North Dakotans. Call the North Dakota Community Foundations at 222-8349 for more information or go online to www.ndcf.net.
Ends xx/xx- Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses? The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 grant program. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial assistance. Go online to apply at www.uhccf.org.
Ends xx/xx- Tracy’s Sanctuary House is in need of volunteers and/or donations. Tracy’s House is open day and night to those individuals that are facing traumatic emergency situations while awaiting word on their loved ones who need medical care. If you would like to donate please consider these items: Office supplies, Bottled Water, Bath Tissue, Pillows, Sheets, Gift Certificates and Monetary donations. Please call 258-5889 for more info.
Ends xx/xx- If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to make an announcement here on this station, please submit your Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to your event. Mail to: PSA Director Attn: Corey Wickham PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.