One such entity was Hope’s Landing, which provides a sober living home welcoming those in recovery to a safe, sober and accountable environment. Last year, Hope’s Landing had to postpone their third annual St. Patty's Day fundraiser at great cost. With restrictions lifted they now announce they are back and ready to celebrate and raise funds — cautiously.

To avoid cancellation the event will be structured differently than in previous years.

The Hope’s Landing event will be held on March 21, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic church from

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guests of the event can purchase meal tickets and participate in a virtual auction which will begin on March 14.

According to Pam Roller, head of the fundraising committee at Hope’s Landing, the event will work as a drive-thru for people to pick up their meals and auction items. Meal tickets are and can be purchased by contacting Roller at 701-290-5884, or by email at pcroller@icloud.com

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“Last year we were ready to go and it was on the 14th of March that the governor shut the state down. We were to hold our event on the 20th, (and) we postponed it and haven't been able to have our annual fundraiser until now,” Roller said. “With there being uncertainty in the world with (COVID-19) going on, we had to make the choice to go online (for the auction).”

To place bids for the virtual auction, and support the non-profit’s cause, people will need to visit the 32auctions.com/hlwem2021.com website starting on Sunday, March 14 at noon and the auction will end Saturday, March 20th at noon.

Recently, Hope’s Landing purchased exercise equipment for their residence to help provide a more balanced and healthy lifestyle to its residents.

“We are a charity organization and we really depend on these fundraisers to keep our home running,” Lucy Bird, director of the men and women sober living homes in Dickinson, said. “Last year one of the blessings we had from the (2019) fundraiser that we put that money towards getting exercise equipment for both the men and women in the home. It is such an amazing thing to have when going through recovery. Getting both their mind and body healthy.”

Hope’s Landing has received support from many local businesses and organizations for the fundraiser and are expected a good turn-out.

Among the many entities that supported the fundraiser were many area Churches, Agra bank, The Power of 100 women, Oneok, Conoco Phillips, downtown merchants, CashWise, Ladbury Funeral Home, Gate City Bank, Thrivent, Fisher Industries, Rough Rider Electric Cooperative, Belfield Sportsman Club and a host of other independent generous supporters.

“Hopes Landing thanks you all,” Roller said. “We hope with our next fundraising celebration, we will actually be able to be with the community, sharing what Hopes Landing is. We have two homes, one for men and one for women. These homes provide a safe environment to discover what recovery is, and how it can change their lives.”

Roller added, “Families become reunited, they become hard working reliable employees, and reunite with the community, and so much more. They also begin to grow spiritually. We were not able to hold this annual event in 2020. Funds have been depleted, any donations are truly a blessing. A huge thank you to Richard and Kayleen Wardner for having the vision of Hopes Landing, and bringing it to Southwest North Dakota.”

For additional information on Hope’s Landing and their ongoing mission to support those in recovery, visit hopeslandingwem.org. Donations are accepted in cash and check at P.O. Box 3645, Dickinson, ND, 58602.