Thank You

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.

 

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Today’s the Day

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.

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Food For Friends

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.

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Joe Mantegna

This evening on WDAZ News @5, we’ll chat with Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds.

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Food For Friends

Wednesday, June 4

6 AM – 6 PM

WDAZ-TV

2220 South Washington Street

Grand Forks

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My Jack Benny Anniversary

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.

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Food For Friends

W3You’ll be hearing more about it on television, but once again we here at WDAZ-TV are teaming up with our buddies at Whalen’s Moving & Storage in Grand Forks.  You may recall Whalen’s has been instrumental in our Toys For Tots drive during the holiday season the past couple of years.

Now we’re going to be conducting a new drive called Food For Friends.  The one-day food drive Wednesday, June 4, will benefit the food bank of St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store in Grand Forks.

We invited you to join us in filling the Whalen’s truck, this time with non-perishable food items and toiletries

The truck will be open at 6 o’clock the morning of June 4 in the parking lot of WDAZ at 2220 South Washington Street in Grand Forks, until 6 o’clock that evening.

Please help us fill the Whalen’s truck with Food For Friends.

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Jeffery Deaver

We’ll talk with New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver about his new thriller The Skin Game this evening o WDAZ News @5.

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Good Sam

Had a great time talking with the Good Samaritan Heritage Grove men’s coffee club early this morning in East Grand Forks.  Not sure what we accomplished, but I got to pick their brains a little and vice versa, I guess.

One thing I learned is that these guys keep up with the news and nothing much gets past them.

We had such a good time we forgot to take a selfie.  Thanks for the invite, gentlemen.  Looking forward to next time.

Every time I visit, I’m struck by what a beautiful facility Good Samaritan Heritage Grove is.

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Jeffery Deaver

We’re going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with best-selling author Jeffery Deaver about his new thriller The Skin Collector.

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