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'Health Center Hunt': Richardton fundraiser offers evening of food, fun and music

The Richardton Healthcare Foundation is spearheading a "Health Center Hunt" -- an evening of fun, food and fundraising -- on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The doors open at 6 p.m. at the St. Mary's Social Center.

Proceeds will go toward construction of a new clinic and skilled nursing facility in Richardton.

"It's a fundraiser for a good cause, but it's not just about the money, it's about good memories and a good time," said Clare Messmer, president of the Richardton Health Center Board.

She is excited about the variety of prizes for the Chinese auction and live auction. They include Bison tickets and gear, University of North Dakota hockey tickets, two halves of beef, a Gary Miller print, golf accessories, overnight stays at Deadwood Gulch, Broncos tickets and jerseys, car washes, and numerous gift cards and gift baskets.

Tickets also will be sold for a raffle drawing to include a trip to Hawaii, a four-wheeler, rifle, shotgun, an ounce of gold and free gasoline.

Pistol Grip Band is providing the country music.

"They will really motivate the crowd," Messmer said. "I know them personally -- they are a good fit for the fundraiser."

The foundation is headed by Doug Hauck. Board members are Dori Reich, Joy Kitzan, Ralph Weisenberger, Karen Zent and Kathy Hueske.

"There's been a lot of very good support, I'm delighted to say," said Hauck. "Just about every business in Richardton is helping in some way. And of course, we have a lot of good help from Dickinson businesses, as well."

Tickets are $10. They are available at the door or in advance at Bremer Bank and Country Drug in Richardton, and the Dakota Community Bank and Trust in Hebron and Taylor.

Persons with questions or who would like to be part of the event may call Messmer at 701-974-2241 or Reich at 701-974-4238.