Lange speaks on trip at KiwanisMarge Lange spoke at the Kiwanis meeting last week about the trip she and her family took to Washington to see her daughter-in-law, Heidi Heitkamp, be sworn in as a senator from North Dakota.
Marge Lange spoke at the Kiwanis meeting last week about the trip she and her family took to Washington to see her daughter-in-law, Heidi Heitkamp, be sworn in as a senator from North Dakota.
Lange said the trip didn’t start out as planned. They got up at 2:30 a.m. to catch the plane and then the plane wouldn’t start. After several hours, they got it going and because they were so late, they took a round-about way through Tennessee. Finally at 5:30 that evening, they arrived.
Lange said Washington is the land of museums, memorials and monuments. They went to the Smithsonian, where she said they could have stayed for months and not seen everything. They went to the Newseum, the U.S. Department of The Treasury, the Library of Congress, the Emancipation Hall and got a tour of the White House. She said the swearing-in ceremony was very moving. She had pictures of everything they toured to show.
She also spoke about the two North Dakota Farmers Union restaurants there. She said the lines to get in were more than a block long and apparently are always like that. She said the two restaurants are doing very well and they are planning a third one.
Sandy Franke led the meeting with 19 members attending. Lt. Mitch Brecto led the group singing accompanied by Tim Burchill. Claudia Jacobson collected “Happy Dollars” for the Safe Shelter’s Bully Buster Program. Janna Bergstedt, Don and Joyce Bentz continued the dollar auction from the previous meeting for the “Kids Against Hunger” program.
Darryl Berntson will introduce Pat Yatskis, from Red Plum Media at the noon luncheon meeting Feb. 11 at the Lantern Room.