The Dan Faust farmstead off airport road was packed with first-year Valley City State University students Tuesday morning as the young people harvested thousands of pounds of squash to be given to the Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo.
An estimated 190 VCSU students, mentors and crew chiefs participated Tuesday, coming to the site by bus.
Arriving at the field about 9 a.m., the young men and women worked hard before breaking for a wiener roast at about 10:30 a.m.
The debate over Measure 5 is gathering steam across the state, and while supporters and detractors agree stiffer penalties are needed in cases of animal cruelty, they cannot agree on the wording of the proposed law.
Karen Thunshelle, of the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty (NDSAC) is the campaign manager for Measure 5. She said passing the initiative should be a âno-brainerâ to anyone who reads the legislation.
Kathy Jacobson, owner of Bloom âNâ Crafts, and Debbie White, owner of Dakota Rose Floral, both of Valley City, started working in the floral industry together in the 1970s for Carol Jacobson at CJ Floral. Since that time, both women have independently run successful floral businesses, and now, they meet again, only, this time, White is buying Jacobsonâs business.
White has bought all of Jacobsonâs inventory, including her crafts, and will operate the business at the Dakota Rose location starting Oct. 1.
âItâs like we kind of came full circle,â Jacobson said.