LIBRARIES ANNOUNCE ADAM THIELEN-INSPIRED POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
MOORHEAD – This spring Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) invited students in grades 4-12 to participate in a poetry contest honoring a local football legend. Participants submitted original poems inspired by Adam Thielen’s football legacy for a chance to win an autographed Adam Thielen football donated by Choice Bank, an Adam Thielen jersey donated by the Minnesota Vikings organization and other great prizes.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library is pleased to announce that the following students are winners of the contest:
First Place: Lewis Johnson, Fosston, Grade 7
Second Place: Gabe Leff, Detroit Lakes, Grade 7
Third Place: Jakob Rudie, Ada, Grade 7
Fourth Place: Evan Rogness, Moorhead, Grade 4
First Place: Gracie Rouland, Climax, Grade 12
Second Place: Nicholas Santo, Ada, Grade 11
To read the winning poems and view an eBook with all the poems submitted visit larl.org/poetrycontest.
Participation was open to students in the following counties served by Lake Agassiz Regional Library: Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and Wilkin.
BONANZAVILLE OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON
Bonanzaville has opened its pioneer village. New Exhibits this year include “Prairie Living” all ages local art contest, “Choosing To Participate” a Smithsonian poster exhibit, and more.
The gift shop has also been updated to include local artist’s products.
MOORHEAD ISSUES CALL FOR ART
MOORHEAD – What do Chicago’s Millennium Park’s Bean (Cloud Gate), Denver’s Blue Bear and Bemidji’s Paul and Babe all have in common? They are all community destinations providing optimal opportunities for memorable photos! We want Moorhead’s next art exhibit to be just as memorable.
The City of Moorhead is envisioning a new permanent sculpture in Davy/Memorial Park, but this Call for Art will entertain other fantastic ideas that reflect or highlight our Moorhead pride. Visit cityofmoorhead.com/art for details and access to an online proposal form.
Deadline to submit proposals is May 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
MOORHEAD – Visit with Mayor Carlson and Ward 1 council members Shelly Dahlquist and Matt Gilbertson 6 – 7pm Thursday, May 13.
Come early to help plant the edible forest at MB Johnson Park.
CANCER BENEFIT SUPPORTING DESERAY SAX
MOORHEAD – Desi was diagnosed with large B cell lymphoma in January 2021. She and her husband Mike currently reside with their 3 children in south Moorhead.
It appears that Desi will not be able to return to her work as a CAN at Eventide until at least August. In the meantime, medical bills are mounting quickly. To raise funds to help pay those medical bills, a public benefit will be held at the American Legion, 303 – 30th St. No., Moorhead on May 16, from noon to 4pm.
The event will include food, bake sale, silent auction with a wide array of items ranging from gift cards to collectibles.
Donations can also be made to the Deseray Sax Benefit Fund at Bell Bank or through Lend A Hand Up website by clicking on the “GIVE” button and search for Deseray Sax. Contributions will be boosted by the Lend A Hand Up program.