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I was technically amazed at how great a job the cast and crew did with such limited resources and by the story itself, which made clear the overwhelming challenges to the early pioneers and the great leaps of faith they had to take to establish a foothold in this country. Over 800 people attended the play coming from as far away as Norway. Other guests were from Calgary, Alberta, California, Virginia, and many other states. Some came by bus. Many came here and camped or stayed at the motel. Some came just for the play, while others stayed for the whole weekend to enjoy the Supper at the Soddy and our Riverfest weekend. Bethany Publishers also had representatives at the last performance, which was to a full house. The park this year had a lot of activity, most of it spearheaded by the Drayton Booster Club. Large crowds gathered for the Mud Volleyball competitionwhich proved to be lots of fun for spectators and participants. Kids inflatable games were set up in the park so there was about a gazillion squealing kids running around out there having a ball. A concession stand which included cotton candy and snow cones was also available to us kids. It was really very nice to have all that activity in the park, which was reminiscent of the good old days. Plus, the proceeds made by the Booster Club go to support the Drayton Pool. All and all, a good Riverfest, made possible by several organizations including the Ox Cart Trails Historical Society, the Drayton Booster Club, Drayton Gaming, Sugar Bowl Seniors, St. Edwards Parish, and the Drayton Chamber. Add to that all the individuals and businesses that supported the event, which included KodaBank, American Crystal, the Lounge, the Zoo, Route 44, KXPO Radio, City of Drayton, Red River Resort's Pete Marciniak, and Andi Knutson, Bob and Jessica Funaiole, Rennie Hallstrom, Kamron, Jami, and McKenna Hudson, Bill Helgoeall... and of course, all the vendors, actors and stage hands. These are just some of the names I've received so far. Hopefully, next week I'll have more inputs for you. I don't want to leave anyone out, but know I have. If this is the case, don't yell at me or burn down my house. Just let me know so I can update the list. Everyone who contributed to the event deserves some appreciation and recognition. Tain't easy. There were lots of horses and lots of riders in Saturday's parade but this had to be about the tinest horseman of the bunch. Sony, the world was moving too fast and I didn't get a name here either. Ghost Hunter Everyone Loves a Parade. Financial Planning Mike was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed to find a wife with whom to share his fortune. One evening, at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away. "I may look like just an ordinary guy," he said to her, "but in just a few years, my father will die and I will inherit $200 million." Impressed, the woman asked for his business card and three days later, she became his stepmother. / know... It got late and I didn't get this tittle one's name for you, but I believe she is part of the Boll clan. She and Rylee Maurstad had become pals during the Supper at the Soddy. I went to the log house to check on the desserts that were being prepared there when one of the ladies told me that the girls thought there might be a ghost upstairs. We went up and checked it out and sure enough there was a ghost. I asked them to stand beside the ghost while I took their picture. Rylee shot back down the stairs, but this one was trying to get me to help her see the ghost so she could stand beside it. Rylee later determined that I was kind of an idiot. CD 0 Run/Walk for the Gets Load of Entries Courtesy of Greg Pollestad The Run/Walk for the Rock looked a little shakey last week but filled out vert nicely with over forty entries by the time everyone reached the starting blocks. The following are the results of this years event. 5K Top Finishers Larry Lasch, Wahpeton, ND 21:24 Jody Norstedt, Grand Forks, ND 21:27 Stephanie Peterson. Coon Rapids, MN 24:15 5K (Men 19 and tinder) Miles Johnson, Audubon, IA 58:11 5K (Men 20 - 29) Jody Norstedt, Grand Forks, ND 21:27 RyanWeirdaeder, Grafton, ND 26:44 Tyler Soper, Grand Forks, ND 27:10 5K (Men 40 - 49) Larry Lasch, Wahpeton, ND 21:24 Lynn Johnson, Drayton, ND 26:31 Jim DeSautel, Grafton, ND 28:12 5K (Men 50 - 59) Steve Staskivige, Drayton, ND 25:46 Nick Meyers, Grafton, ND 28:36 John Unrau, Hallock, MN 29:34 5K (Men 60 - 69) Arian Westling, Chandler, AZ 50:42 5K (Women 19 & under) Asya Nelson, Grafton, ND 28:16 Laiken Larson, Drayton, ND 41:06 Taylor Stegman, Drayton, ND 41:13 5K (Women 20 - 29) Amy Unrau, Grand Forks, ND 24:58 Laci Ginder, Grand Forks, ND 30:37 Christie Canfield, Forest Lake, MN 34:35 5K (Women 30 - 39) Stephanie Peterson, Coon Rapids, MN 24:15 Elizabeth Lasch, Wahpeton, ND 24:48 Nicole DeSautel, Grafton, ND 28:46 5K (Women 40 - 49) Darcie Einarson, Grafton, ND 32:57 5K (Women 50 - 59) Danelle Miller, Hallock, MN 34:19 Sandy Tungseth, Drayton, ND 47:42 5K (Women 70+) Saralee Hoselton, Drayton, ND 58:16 2K (12 & tinder) Sam Johnson, Drayton, ND 10:59 SophiaWambach, Duluth, MN 13:33 Todd Anderson, Drayton, ND 14:41 2K (13 & over) Paige Emanuelson, Drayton, ND 17:51 tie for 1st Madison Johnson, Drayton, ND 17:51 tie for 1st Tracy Emanuelson, Drayton, ND 18:01 Angie Wambach, Drayton, ND 18:02 Joseph and the Burst Onto the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Stage at Stephen Arts Center With a crash of drums and beloved historical story of a flash of light, Joseph and Joseph, favorite son of Jacob, the Amazing Technicolor who is given a splendid coat Dreamcoat is sure to of many colors. His jealous delight its audiences at the brothers throw him in a Community Arts Center in Stephen, MN on Thursda July 22nd - 7:00 pm; Friday, July 23rd - 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 25th - 2:00 pm matinee. Director Debi Jensen is thrilled with the talent in this summer's production. With over 30 cast members from Stephen, Argyle, Lancaster and Hallock, it's community theater at its best! And with Joseph appealing to every age group, it's a marvelous summertime show for family audiences. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is heartwarming, joyful and pure entertainment. The musical telling of this familiar story includes twenty- two major production numbers filled with colorful costuming, creative staging, upbeat music and exuberant choreography. Joseph was the first work of the widely acclaimed composer and lyricist team, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, creators of such musicalblockbusters asEvita, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cats. The work is a secular version of the powerful and pit, sell him to slave traders bound for Egypt, and trick Jacob into believing Joseph has been killed by wild animals. Through a series of ordained circumstances including his uncanny gift to interpret dreams, Joseph is eventually brought into the house of the great Pharoah, where he is elevated to ruler status. Through his dreams, Joseph leads the people of Egypt into a food store- housing plan to see them through a long and terrible famine, which eventually brings Joseph and his brothers face-to-face after a 25-year separation. Leading the cast are Bryce Henrickson as Joseph, and Amy Dalager and Shelby DeLisle as the Narrators. The cast also features the talents of Dan Anderson (Jacob), Gary Anderson (Pharaoh), Dylan Bergeron (Dan & Potiphar), KelseyByre (Issachar & Dancer), Adam Dalager (Ismealite), Karyl Grochowski (Potiphar'sWife), Nathan Kotts (Benjamin), Aaron Pankratz (Ismealite), BrandonPankratz (Brandon), Quintin Pankratz (Asher & Baker), Rolaun Pankratz (Naphtali), Van Pankratz (Judah), Ryan Rynda (Zebulun & Butler), Tory Safranski (Gad & Dancer), Ian Swanson (Simeon), Leslie Widner (Jacob's wife), and StevenWidner (Reuben). Members of the Adult Choir are Amber Bergeron, Leslie Widner, Anna Woinarowicz, Gary Anderson and Lyndon Johnson. The Children's Choir features Adam Dalager, Ellen Dalager, Jewel Efta, Cassidy Grochowski, Alex Pankratz, Aaron Pankratz, Margaret Pankratz and Susan Pankratz. Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be available at the door. Ticket cost is $10. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for evening shows and 1:30 pm for the matinee. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented through and exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Group Limited. www. rnhtheatricals.com. This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Northwest Regionals Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minnesota State Legislature. Walhalla to Host 5th Annual Art Festival Submitted by Leona Schneider, Gorge Art and Heritage Council ShwanaOlson, from KFGO Radio in Fargo, ND will be Mistress of Ceremony when the 5th Annual Rendezvous Art Festival presents various forms of ART Saturday, August 7th at the Riverside Park inWalhalla, ND. Events will began at 10:00 am with activities for kids and various on going artistic demonstrations. The North River Ramblers of Grand Forks will share old time bluegrass at 1 and 3 pm. Border Harmony of Walhalla will entertain at 2 pm. Quiet Storm, baton twirlers, from Walhalla will perform at 3:45pm North Valley Community Choir from the Cavalier area will perform at 4 pm. Other events, Archery shooting from 10 am to lpm for ages 10 & up. Those shooting will need a waiver signed by a parent. There will be a wood carving class for kids ages 11-18. This class starts at 2:00pm till 4:00pm. So be on time! Other things to see and do during the day: art demonstrations by the Brush Bunch and other artists; blacksmith Dennis Schill Hannah, ND ; rope making; woodcarving; jewelry making; food and more. Bring your own lawn chair. There will be a large tent to sit under. Admission will be free. Shawna Olson, graduated from Walhalla High in 1993. She began her mass communication training at the University of North Dakota. After college, Shawna landed her first job as reporter and photographer at KXJB Channel 4 in Grand Forks. In 2002, TV - Fox news contacted her for a job opening that was available andwashired. Today, Shawna is at KFGO in Fargo as Ag Director and meteorologist. For relaxation on weekends, Shawna packs her gear for whatever the season is and heads to Walhalla to ski at Frost Fire or ride her horse through the Gorge while visiting family. The festival is sponsored by the Gorge Art & Heritage Council, funded by grants from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and Red River Resource Conservation Service. Space remains for artists and artisans. For information call (701) 549-3939; (701) 382-9942 or (701) 549-2764. I Job Includes Benefits Contact B&S 701-454-6233 ! 701-741-5787 The Valley News and Views is My Favorite Newspaper. It's Excellent for Reading, and for Paper Training! t 1