The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
* Bravo to Dean Haas of Jamestown, who was recently recognized by United Blood Services for donating 15 gallons of blood (not all at once, obviously). Haas helped with blood drives in the community for 15 years. UBS said more than 2,380 units of blood have been collected since Haas began his volunteer work for blood drives to benefit UBS.
* Bravo to Jamestown College students taking part in the Fabulous Female Fitness Challenge, being held to promote wellness for women ages 20 and older at the college, and to the American Heart Association and Dakota Medical Foundation for providing some funding for this program. And bravo to fitness challenge organizers for opening up sessions on topics including exercise and food to females in the community.
* Bravo to the opening of the new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. The opening is 13 months after the previous bridge collapsed and 13 people died. The new bridge was completed 11 months after work started and a memorial to those who died will be in a nearby park.
* Bravo to Paws in the Park organizers for events planned on Sunday in Jamestown. Last year more than 200 people and their dogs turned out; this year organizers hope more will attend to enjoy demonstrations, time out with their dogs and other dog lovers and contests with awards for best behaved dog, best trick and others.
* Bravo to businesses that have signed on to the Thanks for Caring program that rewards volunteers in the community with discounts at the businesses. Many people choose to volunteer in our community and this is a nice gesture to thank them for their service.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)