Ceremony for “Annies House” set
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of “Annie’s House” will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bottineau Winter Park in Bottineau, N.D.
Annie’s House is a new facility designed to accommodate skiers with physical disability and cognitive impairments. Annie’s House offers adaptive ski equipment and programs for wounded military members who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, challenged with physical disabilities resulting from amputation and traumatic brain injury. Annie’s House will also provide year-round support, with adaptive equipment available and activities planned for all seasons.
The project is inspired by Ann Nelson, a Stanley, N.D., native who died during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
Jenette Nelson, Ann’s mother, will be among the honored guests who will attend the ceremony.
Military Appreciation Day will take place today. The grand opening on Friday will be followed by an adaptive equipment demonstration and a lighted ski show and lantern release at 7:30 pm. Saturday is “Community Appreciation Day,” which includes open skiing/tubing, a tour of the new facility and a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m.
A live video stream of the ribbon-cutting ceremony can be watched online at http://annecarlsen. org/annies-house/live.