Legends of Terror calls for stout hearted men and women
The weekend at hand is not for the faint of heart. Look at it this way: Those who tailgate before the Sioux football game at noon Saturday will have to be up and at it early Saturday morning. And, they will need to figure out where they put their...
The weekend at hand is not for the faint of heart. Look at it this way: Those who tailgate before the Sioux football game at noon Saturday will have to be up and at it early Saturday morning. And, they will need to figure out where they put their gloves away last spring.
One of the scariest places is town is at 2400 S. Belmont Rd., where the buildings of the Grand Forks County Historical Society, including the Myra Museum, have become very spooky for the whole weekend of Halloween. It's a continuation of Legends of Terror that was initiated last year and continues this year in cooperation with Fire Hall Theatre and the Convention and Visitor Bureau.
The event tonight and Saturday evening was expanded this year because of the crowds a year ago. And, a "Half Pint Haunt" was added for Sunday afternoon with trick or treating in the Myra Museum. There will be stories by Bonnie Cameron, and she promises more friendly ghosts.
Sioux fans are invited to get a preview at lunch today in the Alerus Center from coaches of the weekend UND hockey games with Denver and Saturday noon football game with Lamar...Meanwhile, the Big Read continues tonight with Lois Lowry, author of "Crow Call," appearing in the Empire Arts Center...And you may hear roaring coming from the statewide meeting of Lions in Grand Forks...Central High School is presenting a play titled "Plot Thickens" this weekend...And, the "Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Live" is set for midnight showings Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Empire.
Q. Who is the sousaphone player who runs all around the UND formation when the Pride of the North marching band performs at football games?
A. Robb Jeffries has the honor this year. He's the section leader. Director Rob Brooks says the band will start practicing at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Alerus, and it will march around the tailgating area before the game and inside the Alerus playing field during the game. The band is about 100 strong this year, with 40 new freshmen. Danny Moffitt and Miranda Hilgers are the drum majors.
Q. Who is Holly Baker?
A. She's the twirler they call Jewel of the North who practices three hours a day. She's a pre-med student from Jacksonville Beach, Fla. She placed in the top five twirlers in a Disney World ESPN Wide World of Sports competition. She can twirl four batons at once. And even though she had a pulled muscle this week, she vows she will be there performing Saturday.
Q. How are the Frank White bobbleheads selling?
A. Like hotcakes. Former students of this popular assistant professor of sociology at UND are peddling the dolls, and it's all for a good cause. Proceeds will go through the UND Foundation for scholarships for new students at UND. And the first $500 scholarship will go this fall to a student at Walhalla (N.D.( High School. That's where the professor went to school. Former students of this super hyper professor have taken note after reading online in the Herald about the bobbleheads. They can donate for the Frank White Scholarship in care of the UND Foundation. One former student, Jill Nelson, says she used to get dizzy watching this fired up professor pace up and down during a lecture. And White says the response from former students makes him feel like he selected the right career field 20 years ago.
Robin, Annette, Norma
Cheerful people of the week: Robin Hape, Annette Bendish, Norma Bennett.
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