Minot is a unique and magical city where the community bond runs deep and the passion for giving back and getting involved is apparent. Behind the big events that Minot is known for, is a community that loves to give back. From service clubs to non-profits, there is a lot happening in this community. Here are five things happening in Minot that you probably didn’t know about:
On the Water
On the Water is a locally operated non-profit which works with wounded warriors in our community. The program is designed to re-pay those veterans for their service and provide support because not all wounds can be seen. The men and women who participate in the program are taken ‘On the Water’ to fish the surrounding waters around Minot. The founder, Chuck Betts, believes that a trip to the waters of North Dakota, catching fish, or just being a friend is the perfect way to express support and appreciation for those who have sacrificed for us for many years.
Prairie Sky Breads
Prairie Sky Breads were a hit this summer at the Minot Farmers Market. The locally made bread was fresh and delicious, and just what the market needed. By the end of the summer, the line for fresh baked bread grew long, and sellouts were a regular occurrence. The owner, Travis Gerjets and his family started marking a variety of crusty or slicing loaf bread, and occasionally pizza dough or cinnamon twists. With the farmers market over for the season, you can still get Prairie Sky Breads fresh baked loafs in your home, how you ask? They do a Holiday Bread delivery where your payment gets you fresh baked bread delivered right to your home. Sounds great, right? The Holiday Bread orders are limited, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to subscribe.
Connect Minot happens on the last Wednesday of the month at the HYATT house in Minot. Connect Minot is a free monthly meet-up designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs in the Minot area. As a service to our community, we believe firmly that when passionate business managers, owners, entrepreneurs and people who invest in our community build strong connections with one another, positive connections will drive growth. This monthly meet-up will feature two inspiring speakers who will share for 10 minutes about business topics and personal experiences that impacted their business. This will be followed by Q&A and networking opportunities.
The idea for the Donation Station, a mobile trailer for giving back, came from a volunteer group under The Minot Area Community Foundation. The Donation Station promotes giving back in a non-traditional way. The primary function of the Donation Station is to collect donated items – food, clothing, toys, etc. – and then deliver those items to where they will benefit people or organizations in need. The trailer is to be used by non-profits or groups holding an event that will benefit a non-profit or group of needy people within 30 miles of Minot. If you are hosting any type of community event in which you will be collecting items that are to benefit a needy population, then this trailer should be at your event! Please call the Minot Area Community Foundation for more information: 701.852.0646.
We have mentioned this art movement before because what they are doing across the city is just great. The goal and purpose of the Minot Street Art Movement is to promote walkability, urban vitality, and access to public art in the Minot downtown area. They have already completed a number of projects downtown and painted pieces at the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.
Creative Social Hour
We have a lot of hidden talent here in the magic city. The Creative Social Hour is a meet up that connect artists of all kinds together in one place. Be ready to mix and mingle with other creatives to talk ideas, goals, and life. If you’re an artist, musician, producer, fashionista, model, designer, photographer, videographer, blogger, or just want something to do… go check them out for times and locations on their Facebook page.