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Winter Show discussed at Kiwanis

Kiwanis member Les Nordgaard introduced the speaker at the Feb. 26 Kiwanis Club meeting. Dawn Riley has been the North Dakota Winter Show manager since 2011 when she moved to North Dakota. This year will be the 81st Annual Winter Show in Valley City, beginning March 3 through March 10. Dozens of events are scheduled including rodeo, concerts, 4-H events, speakers, pony pull and more. Speakers include world-renowned Temple Grandin, who will speak on cattle behavior and handling. She is an autistic woman who had a movie made on her life and is now a college professor. According to Riley, 20,000 to 25,000 people attend the Winter Show annually and there’s something for all ages. More information can be found at

President Jason Gruebele led the meeting attended by 23 members and two guests from the Jamestown High School Key Club. Tim Burchill collected “Happy Dollars” for Prairie Paws.

Amanda Thrift, former Kiwanis president, gave various updates on the district level and also shared information about the Jamestown Kiwanis Club collecting items for “Blessing Bags” to be given to area homeless. The South Central Homeless Coalition is seeking individuals to donate things like socks, snacks and travel-sized toiletries. Donations can be made through April 2.

Haley Wolff will introduce Jennifer Barnard and Anne Ede from Triumph Incorporated at the next Kiwanis meeting on March 12 at the Quality Inn & Suites.

Jamestown Kiwanis meet each Monday at noon. Its mission is to improve the world one child and one community at a time. For more information, visit, email Jamest o w n K i w a n i s @ g m a i l . com, or call Jason Gruebele at 701-252-0360.