Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days, July 12-13
  Itís time again for Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days, July 12-13, at Fort Ransom State Park 
in the beautiful Sheyenne River Valley. The annual event has been going on for nearly 
three decades and gives visitors a glimpse of how North Dakotaís early settlers lived 
day-to-day.
    Itís a family event with turn of the century demonstrations involving cooking, 
blacksmithing, small engine work, threshing, haying and weaving. The event begins on 
Saturday, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday it gets underway at 7 a.m. with 
field presentations starting at 10 a.m. Watch as workers use century old methods to fill 
the 100-year-old Sunne Barn hay loft.
   Some highlights of the two-day event include: pie baking and a pie auction on Saturday; 
an old-time music jam at 8 p.m. Saturday and live music both days in the Music Building; 
a parade on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m.; pancake breakfast Sunday starting at 7 a.m.; 
Interdenominational Church Service on Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Music Building; kids events 
including tug-o-war and watermelon seed spitting, both days.
  Admission is $7 per person and kids ages 12 and under are free. The Fort Ransom State 
Park daily vehicle entrance fee is waived during Sodbuster Days. The event is sponsored 
by the Fort Ransom Sodbuster Association and the North Dakota Parks and Recreation 
Department. There are shuttle rides available from the parking area to the Sunne Farm and 
there will be food and beverages available at the event.
      Information on Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days can be found on the internet at 
http://www. ransomcountynd.com or by calling 701-973-4331. For more on Fort Ransom 
State Park go to http://www.parkrec. nd.gov.



SCHOOL SUMMER DRAMA PROGRAM STARTS JULY 14TH
The Enderlin School offers a 1/4-credit drama class for students in grades 9-12.  The class 
will run 9-12 PM, Mondays through Fridays, July 14-25 at
the school. The focus of this summer's session is comedy - how to produce it and what makes
people laugh. Students in grades 7-8 may audit the class for no credit.  If you are interested in 
participation, please register by Friday, July 11th with Mrs. Egan at 437-3209 or by calling the 
school 437-2240.




 
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