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Helping Hands: Thompson Trot, shoe campaign, athletic boosters donation

The Thompson Trot, a 5K walk/run, will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 9 at Southbrook Park, Thompson, N.D. Register at any Thompson, N.D., business or online at thompsontrot.weebly.com. All proceeds will be donated to Thompson charities. The Thompson Tr...

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The Thompson Trot, a 5K walk/run, will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 9 at Southbrook Park, Thompson, N.D. Register at any Thompson, N.D., business or online at thompsontrot.weebly.com. All proceeds will be donated to Thompson charities. The Thompson Trot and the Thompson Park District will host a free family movie in the park after the race at 9:30 p.m.

 

American Crystal Sugar Co. donated a check for $5,000 to the Thompson Athletic Boosters. The money is designated for the Grandstand Project at the high school baseball field. The improvement project includes a grandstand, backstop and a tailgating and commons area. Construction will begin later this summer and be complete by the first pitch of the 2017 season.

 

Grand Forks Abstract will hold a TOMS shoe campaign. TOMS shoes donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased. North Dakota Guaranty and Title Co. purchased a pair of TOMS for each of their 125 employees, therefore helping 125 children in need. The employees will wear their TOMS on the first Friday of every month to raise awareness.

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