Marilyn Hagerty: Justice and adventure at Girl Scout camp
There's no telling what you might find when you go for a hike after dark.
But some of the 80 Girl Scouts attending the annual weekend Camp LOL at Turtle River State Park this weekend will find out. The hike, with adult supervision, is among a string of adventures planned by the Dakota Horizon Council. The idea is to create new skills, new friendships and offer outdoor activities.
It seems quite right that North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Lisa Fair McEvers will serve as a celebrity judge for Girl Scouts on Saturday. She will meet informally with the girls during dinner. She will take part in closing ceremonies. And yes, even play taps on her trumpet.
Justice McEvers grew up in nearby Minto. There she was involved in a myriad of activities. She was the first girl in Minto to play baseball on the boys team—since there was no girls team. She was a bugler for the local American Legion.
A graduate of the UND School of Law, Lisa Fair McEvers served as North Dakota commissioner of labor and a district court judge before her appointment to North Dakota Supreme Court.
This will be the eighth annual Camp LOL. The camp director is Sarah Krogfoss. The local Girl Scouts office is located at 2525 DeMers Ave. And there is a regional office in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The weekend arrives with another Saturday farmers market downtown in Grand Forks and people closing up at area lakes. The UND Hawks have flown to Washington for football Saturday. Sunday Schools are welcoming back the children. ... And people are looking around for jackets some mornings.
Forty years have passed since the classes of 1978 walked out of Red River and Central High School in Grand Forks. Fortieth class reunions for both schools are scheduled to begin tonight at Playmakers. On Saturday evening, Central grads will be at the Loft. The Red River crew will gather at the Canad Inns Saturday.
Coming up Sept. 20 and 21 is a 50th class reunion for the former St. James High School.
Cindy and Mark
Cheerful people of the week: Cindy Qvammen Downs and Mark Bjerke.