By Shawn Anderson
Images provided by Diane J Hochhalter Studio
Astonishing. Spectacular. Breathtaking. Remarkable.
These are the comments of those who attended the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation’s Second Annual Fundraising Event and Gala at North Valley Aircraft in Valley City, ND. This event brought together nearly 200 people through the Barnes County Municipal Airport and into North Valley Aircraft to enjoy an extraordinary event to raise money for local charities in Barnes, Ransom, and Griggs Counties.
With a desire to bring an event that was not your typical fundraiser, the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) began to think outside of the box. This is where the idea of transforming an airport hangar and business into a one of a kind venue began. “Hosting an event in an unconventional way for our community was a risk that we were willing to take.” said Andrea Nelson, Director of the SVCF. “We are so thankful to the Board of the Barnes County Municipal Airport and Paul, Jarrod, and Andrea Lindemann at North Valley Aircraft for allowing us to come in and transform their business and showcase the incredible space.”
Continuing the mindset of creating a unique experience, the event featured art from local artists in the silent and live auction. Many talented artists donated a variety of mediums, ranging from culinary arts, mosaic, photography, pottery, and mezzotint from internationally renowned artist Linda Whitney. On display for guests to enjoy was the Lindemann’s restored Boeing Stearman and a Pitts S-2B, as well as their signature crop spraying plane.
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in Barnes, Ransom, and Griggs Counties.
For more information on the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation or ways to give please visit us at 250 West Main St, Valley City or contact us phone 701-490-1596 or email email@example.com