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FARGO --The 30th annual Apple Dumpling Day brought together music, an auction, and 3,000 dumplings under one roof, all to celebrate the history of the Riverview Place retirement community. Director of Marketing Wendy Buth said, "It's just been a time-honored tradition that we've been very proud of, both as staff and as residents, and it all started in the era of the Sisters when they ran Riverview place, so it's been a great legacy for Riverview."
WEST FARGO—Kids are getting into Halloween with their own painted pumpkin, thanks to the West Fargo Park District. Over 700 people joined the park district in the annual Autumn Pumpkin Party at the Veterans Memorial Arena in West Fargo. The afternoon included pumpkin painting, inflatable games, and fall arts and crafts. Event organizers say this all helps bring the community together.
FARGO—One family is giving back to the community after losing a daughter to cystic fibrosis 8-years-ago. Over 100 people walked around Brunsdale Park to celebrate the life of Sonia Balliete-Heidenreich. "It seems like only yesterday that our dear Sonia left us, but boy we just keep walking away, don't we?" said Leslie Balliet, Sonia's Father. After their daughter passed away nearly 8-months ago from Cystic Fibrosis, Sonia's family is now dedicated to helping others by raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota with an annual 5K.
FARGO—Kids are grabbing their aprons for the Family Wellness "Healthy Cooking in the Classroom" program. 4th and 5th graders in Fargo and West Fargo will be learning the basics in cooking with a Family Wellness instructor. During the class, students will get the chance to make one meal for themselves. Cooking instructors say this is a good opportunity for kids to learn about healthy meals and get creative with their studies.
FARGO—A North Dakota State University student is helping Puerto Rico orphanages after seeing damages from Hurricane Maria. Cecilia Monclova is collecting donations for an orphanage network in Puerto Rico. Next week she'll be hosting events on campus to raise money, including a luncheon on Wednesday and a donation drive at Junkyard Brewing Company next Friday. She says she chose this cause, because she doesn't want people to forget the kids who have been affected.
FARGO—The Fargo VA auditorium was decked out in pink for a "Battling with Breast Cancer" awareness day. The event included stories from past survivors, and discussions from practitioners on what to do while going through cancer. Boards and presentations showed different options for those at the VA, and how to maintain good health after treatment. The event organizer says she has a personal connection to this cause, and understands the importance of awareness.
WEST FARGO—Young dancers are getting the chance to hit the big stage with the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker." The North Dakota Academy of Dance in West Fargo held auditions Monday at 7 p.m. Kids between 6 and 18 with one year of dance experience were welcome show-up and show off their moves. They will pick up to 60 kids to perform with the professional ballerinas from the dance company. Dance instructors say the best advice they gave ahead of the auditions was to just have a good time.
FARGO—A Moorhead church is opening its doors in downtown Fargo, and getting involved in younger crowds. WDAY takes an inside look into the first service, and how the church plans on getting millennials interested. For many, Sunday is a spiritual day. If you walk around downtown Fargo, you can see crowds heading into the churches that line the streets. An area, once for business and shopping, is now seeing a growing religious presence. This fall, there is an additional place of worship as the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd opens its doors.
FARGO—Hope Inc. spent the afternoon raising awareness for handicapable locals in the second annual Hope 5K. Whether running or riding, dozens of locals participated in the event. All proceeds went towards Hope Inc. and its goal to provide recreational opportunities to those with mobility challenges. Organizers say the event helps get families active, while showing the community everyone can be active. Family members with handicapable participants say the event helps bring them closer together.
WAHPETON, N.D.—One woman in the town of Wahpeton is helping her hometown in Florida, thanks to a big truck and the generosity of others. It's only taken a week for Hollie Rivers to fill a shed full of supplies to help loved ones back home. "A lot of my friends and family got, not just damage, but literally lost everything," said Hollie Rivers, coordinator. Hollie Rivers has been organizing "Stuff the Truck" all by herself. "Seeing your friends post - 'can somebody bring me food?' - is overwhelming to say the least," said Rivers.