Nice news of the day – September 18, 2018

Andrew Towne a Grand Forks Central Distinguished Alumni (Grand Forks Herald)

The Grand Forks Central High School Distinguished Alumni program singles out those who have graduated 15 or more years ago and have used the time to differentiate themselves in their professions or community.  Andrew Towne, a 2000 graduate who has climbed Mount Everest, raised thousands for intercultural understanding, and worked for the CIA will be the newest recipient of this honor.  Alumni can be nominated here and are selected based on leadership, contributions, and achievement.

One hundred riders lasso in funds for Bismarck therapy horses

TR 4 Heart & Soul is a non-profit that connects physically- and emotionally-challenged adults and children to therapeutic horse riding.  For the third year in a row, TR 4 Heart & Soul hosted a rodeo to raise money to help care for their therapy horses, which are managed by a dozen volunteers.

Eric Genuis plays in front of 300 James River inmates (MyNDNow)

Master pianist, composer, and singer Eric Genuis performed for the residents at the James River Correctional Center on September 8.  Said James Burns, inmate to MyNDNow:

“It lets people know here that this is not the end of the road and no matter what we have done to be put here There’s things that we can grow from and grow into.”

photo by Wikimedia

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