Junk Fest has a new sponsor

The Little Old Ladies of Sargent County have hung their hats for good and will not be sponsoring the Rutland Junk Fest on Saturday, August 4, 2018. BUT there is another group that has agreed to organize the event! The Sargent Central Ambassadors is raising funds for  five students who were nominated by their music and band teacher at Sargent Central to participate in the 2019 Northern Ambassadors of Music tour in Europe next July.

The Northern Ambassadors of Music is a select honor group composed of students from North Dakota and Montana. Tyler Banish, Eric Bergeman, Ethan Bergeman, Kiauna Bergh and Thomas Mehrer were nominated by their Sargent Central choir and band teachers.  The tour includes a concert band, a concert choir and a jazz ensemble. The cost for each of the students for the trip starts at $6,275.00 but that does not include the music, uniforms, required pre-tour camp at NDSU, round-trip ground transportation to/from Minneapolis and many other events and incidentals.

The collective goal is to raise $20,000 for the students. In addition to sponsoring the Junk Fest, the kids are getting crafty making items for sale at Junk Fest, and the group hopes to sell raffle tickets, have a holiday bake-sale (made to order), maybe a dinner concert and other fundraisers over the next few months.

Junkers are being solicited via email, snail mail, and Facebook. Information on the fundraising is available here.  JunkFestInfoLtrPub   Just complete and send the registration form   JunkFestRegis  if you would like to be a vendor at Junk Fest.

If you’re not a junker, come and check out the unique items for sale, check out the freewill garage sale in the Hall, have some scalloped potatoes and ham or ribs starting at noon and a pie and ice cream social starts at 4 p.m. Stay for the music (starts at noon!), ribs and fun throughout the evening. Rutland will be the place to be on August 4!!

2011 in review

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