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Display cases donated to Frontier Village

Frontier Village has four new display cases to use for the coming tourism season.

In the executive director's report to the Frontier Village Association on Tuesday, Nichole Mosolf said she and five volunteers picked up four 9-foot display cases in Fargo Sunday. The cases were donated by the Leher family of Hickson, N.D., she said.

The cases were in the former Sportsman's Warehouse building that closed, she said.

"Instead of getting rid of them they offered to have us come and take them," Mosolf said. "They are nice, solid wood, beautiful display cases."

Mosolf said one display case will replace a broken one and it is still to be determined where the others will go.

In old business, Mosolf said the Frontier Village community cookbook deadline was extended and people may still submit recipes by contacting Melody Mittleider, FVA board member and cook book project chair, at 251-1266 or tworivers@daktel.com.

The Frontier Village Rib Fest is July 13, Mosolf said. The event is now listed on a national rib fest competition website, she said.

Jay Mickelson, FVA president, said a cleanup committee to clean storage areas near the amphitheater will try to get the work done prior to the tourism season. The annual village cleanup week will be May 6-11 for volunteers and groups that have adopted a building to come prepare it for the season, he said.

To volunteer contact Mosolf at 320-3028.

Searle Swedlund, executive director of Frontier Village, said that with the Louis L'Amour exhibit opening at the Alfred Dickey Library during centennial events in February, he would like to include a companion panel display in the Louis L'Amour writer's shack building at Frontier Village.

"We have a staff member who can develop something in context and connect it to that space," Swedlund said. "It would also encourage people to visit the library."

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