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The ND State Fair’s Military Appreciation Day offers free meals to service members



Minot, North Dakota – The State Fair continued its custom of providing free lunches to service members and their families.

The free supper was sponsored by a partnership between the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, Beef Commission, and Cattlewomen.

Kids may play games and participate in activities like roping a dummy steer and spinning a wheel to win amusing prizes at the event.

This occasion is an opportunity to express our gratitude for everything our military personnel risk in order to serve our nation.

“I think it’s a unique opportunity to serve them, you know, for all they do for us, day in and day out,” said Calli Thorne, board member.

According to Thorne, it is enjoyable to sit down and listen to the attendees’ experiences.

The lunch has been served at the state fair for the previous 18 years, and Thorne says she hopes there will be many more.