Archived Story

Tickets on sale for ‘Friends of Friends’ hunger-fighting event [UPDATED]

Published 9:58am Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Updated 11:59am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual “Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger” charity event. This annual event will take place at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

The evening includes a social and auction beginning at 5 p.m., dinner and dancing to the fantastic sounds of the “Fat Daddy’s” and tons of fun.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the United Way office at 120 East Washington Ave in Fergus Falls. You may also purchase tickets by contacting United Way at 1-877-457-2185 or 218-736-5147.

This charity event will primarily benefit the Children’s Hunger Back Pack Program for children in Otter Tail County who may not otherwise have food resources on the weekend and long holidays away from school. There are 332 children enrolled in this program.

Packages of nutritional and easy to prepare foods are supplied by North Country Food Bank. A packaged meal averages around $3.75 to $4 per child a week.

For more information, visit the United Way’s website at or call the office at 218-736-5147.

Editor's Picks

A present from mom: Angel Tree brings gifts from imprisoned parents

On Thursday afternoon, members of the Freshwaters United Methodist Community from Princeton, Minnesota, drove to Fergus Falls to deliver gifts as part of the Prison ... Read more

Kettles hit $60K, more donations needed

The Otter Tail County Salvation Army red kettle fundraiser passed $60,000 Friday, but it still has a ways to go to meet its $90,000 goal. ... Read more

Pelican Rapids farm among state’s first solar gardens

Bison farmer and cheese maker Ed Eichten was rifling through his office, a cluttered monument to adventure. He was surrounded by deer antlers, statues of ... Read more

Burris sentenced to 12 years, 6 months in prison

Michael Alan Burris, who pleaded guilty in October to second-degree involuntary murder in the 2012 shooting of his nephew, Scott Burris, was sentenced Friday afternoon ... Read more