File under: I never thought I’d see the day. The day the the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra would perform at the Grand Forks County Historical Society gazebo in Grand Forks. Today was that day.
As a fan of music from the 1940′s, it was nothing short of a thrill for me. I listen to big band music every day of my life. No joke. I was in hog heaven.
The society’s beautiful gazebo never looked better. The music coming from it never sounded better.
Thank you to the Grand Forks County Historical Society for bringing this tremendous event to us.
To paraphrase the immortal Marilyn Hagerty, this is why we live here.
Below are a couple of shots from the 5th annual Milk Mustache Contest in Grand Forks yesterday. More of this sort of thing on the Dullum File Friday on WDAZ News @6.
Last night on television I said our viewers have never let us down, not one time. It’s true.
Certainly they didn’t let us down yesterday when they filled the big Whalen’s truck with Food For Friends in WDAZ’s first ever one-day food drive. So much food I wouldn’t have believed it was possible to collect it all in a single day.
Every donation tells a story. From the single can of vegetables donated by a man yesterday, to the three hundred dollar check given by someone else, it will all go a long, long way in helping St. Joseph’s stock its food bank and feed hundreds upon hundreds of kids in its summer lunch program.
Today some of us will help unload the donated food. It will take awhile. There’s a lot of it.
We didn’t get to thank everybody personally yesterday for their donations. We’ll be doing that on television soon. But please know we are simply overwhelmed by this community’s generosity.
Our viewers have never let us down. Never.
Bring your non-perishable food items and toiletries to the Whalen’s Moving & Storage truck in the parking lot of WDAZ at 2220 South Washington Street in Grand Forks until 6 o’clock tonight and we’ll deliver them to St. Joseph’s food pantry in Grand Forks.
A Whalen’s truck will be in the WDAZ-TV parking lot at 2220 South Washington Street in Grand Forks on Wednesday, June 4, from 6 AM until 6 PM. Bring your non-perishable food items and toiletries and we’ll deliver them to the St. Joseph’s food bank in Grand Forks.
Thanks, everybody, for the nice comments about my first thirty-nine years at WDAZ, or as Pat Sweeney calls it my Jack Benny anniversary. (Pat & I are the only two in the newsroom old enough to get the reference.)
It’s been quite the ride. There isn’t much I would chance–even if I could. Few people are lucky enough to get to do what they want to do on television. I’m one of them.