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Hope Village to officially cut the ribbon and raise funds with BBQ and bluegrass

Posted on 5/7/2012

The greater Minot community is invited to participate in the official ribbon cutting for Hope Village this weekend as well as raise money for flood recovery by enjoying "BBQ and Bluegrass."

The Hope Village Board of Directors will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Hope Village, located on the grounds of the Our Savior Lutheran Church in southwest Minot. Tours of the Village will be available.

Hope Village is a one-stop service center for volunteers traveling to Minot to assist flood-affected families in the Souris Valley who are rebuilding their homes. Since opening just over a month ago, Hope Village has already provided 13,200 hours of volunteer labor to the people of Minot.

"We hope by the end of the summer to be able to give close to $3.2 million worth of volunteer labor to our community," said Rev. Paul Krueger, Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot and Hope Village Board Director. "All this work is being provided through the Hope Village partners, with winter rebuilding continuing when the summer is done."

Along with the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Hope Village has organized a fund-raising concert for that same evening featuring BBQ sandwiches and bluegrass music. The concert will take place at the Flickertail Gardens on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. The feature artist for the event is Monroe Crossing, a nationally recognized group from Minnesota that performs at roughly 125 concerts or festivals a year. Special guest artists, the Rough Riders, are also scheduled to perform.

Both the concert and the meal are being provided without cost, with general donation for flood recovery being gathered. Hope Village has asked local sponsors to assist with the costs associated with the venue, food, and concert so that 100 percent of the donations can go to the Souris Valley Long Term Recovery Committee.

For more information contact:
Pastor Paul Krueger, Our Savior Lutheran Church

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