Bravo to garden project at JRCC


The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

*Bravo to the garden project at James River Correctional Center. The garden, planted and cared for by eight inmates at the prison, doubled in space to 8,390 square feet this year. The produce is donated to Community Action Region VI Food Pantry and James River Senior and Community Center. Flowers, a sensory garden and chairs built by inmates have also spruced up the grounds of the prison.

*Bravo to local law enforcement for holding National Night Out in Jamestown on Tuesday. The event was held to provide a time for community and first responders to interact and build stronger relationships, according to Sgt. Shane Gallagher, Jamestown Police Department.

*Bravo to a new North Dakota Department of Transportation policy prohibiting state employees from using their cellphones while driving state fleet or personal vehicles for state business. The policy is stricter than existing state law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 3,450 distraction-related deaths in 2016 in the U.S., according to a Forum News Service story.

*Bravo to Katie Eggl, a Jamestown mother who donated her breast-milk to a Fargo woman having cancer treatment. Eggl donated enough breast-milk to feed Nicole Parrett's son, Nolan, until she could resume nursing herself.

*Bravo to Make-A-Wish Foundation for the playground that was constructed for Arianna Walch, a 5-year-old Jamestown girl with Batten disease. Ariana was surprised with the playground on Tuesday. And bravo to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for working to provide the special treatment Ariana needs so she doesn't have to travel every other week to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.