Standing are Coni Harsager, from left to right; Mary Thompson; Mary Ann Berntson; Marie Baumgartner; Joan Carlblom; Karen Overn; seated, from left to right, Carole Miedema; Mary Ann Leier and Joy Berntson.
Womenâ€™s Division board members are hard at work preparing for the annual North Dakota Winter Show that runs March 5 to 10 in facilities on Winter Show Road.
Board President Mary Ann Leier said this yearâ€™s board members are Marie Baumgartner, Mary Ann Berntson, Joan Carlblom, Leier, Karen Overn, Joy Berntson, Lois Bjornson, Coni Horsager, Carole Miedema.
Committee assignments for this year are Mary Thompson, Mary Ann Berntson and Karen Overn for Crafts â€˜N More; Joan Carlblom and Leier for Tasting Bee; Carole Miedema, Lois Bjornson and Joan Carlblom for Antique Show And Sale; Baumgartner, Leier and Joy Berntson for Luncheon; Leier and Miedema for Publicity; Lois Bjornson and Coni Horsager for Senior Dance Day; Berntson, Horsager and Baumgartner for My Trash Your Treasure; Karen Overn, Mary Thompson and Coni Horsager for Souvenirs; Berntson, Baumgartner and Berntson for Country Hoedown.
Planned Womenâ€™s Division events this year are starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a $20 admission an all-day Country Hoedown at the National Guard Armory. Planned entertainment for the day includes: The Shadows, Cowboy Poet Rod Nelson and the quartet Adapt. A chuckwagon lunch will be served at noon.
Planned events Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tasting Bee in the National Guard Armory at 50 cents per taste and a dance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles with an admission of $5. Dance music will be by Marv and the Moonlighters of Mandan. Lunch will be sold, and complimentary cookies and coffee will be served from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
On Thursday an antique show will take place at the National Guard Armory with a $2 admission from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New and returning vendors are expected. Also Thursday will be the Winter Show Luncheon starting 12:30 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles. Details on cost will be revealed later. Planned entertainment at the luncheon includes The Great Pretenders from Pipestone, Minn. The show includes favorites from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, plus country, gospel and humor.
On Friday, the antique show returns to the National Guard Armory with a $2 admission from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New and returning vendors are expected.
On Saturday from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a $2 admission fee will be Crafts â€˜N More at the National Guard Armory.
Also Saturday with a location to be set is My Trash, Your Treasure from 10m a.m. to 4 p.m. with a $2 admission.
Planned for Sunday, the final day of the show, is Crafts â€˜N More at the National Guard Armory from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be $2.
Souvenirs will be sold at the National Guard Armory and Winter Show Main Arena throughout the show. Children 12 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult.