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ND Picnic planned in Mesa

The North Dakota Community Foundation will host the 51st annual North Dakota Picnic at Red Mountain Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, March 4. The event is a gathering of anyone with North Dakota ties living either permanently or part time in Arizona.

“We are excited to continue this great tradition of bringing North Dakotans together to reconnect with old friends and neighbors,” said Kevin Dvorak, president and CEO of NDCF.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Red Mountain Park, 7745 E Brown Road in Mesa. It will feature oldies music by the band Spotlight, classic cars on display, a variety of food trucks and vendor booths and a special performance by Elvis Presley impersonator Chance Tinder.

The cost to attend the picnic is $5 per person, and people can pay online in advance at or at the registration table on the day of the event.

Although there is some seating available at the park, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

For more information, visit, or contact Christi Stonecipher at (701) 222-8349 or