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Chokecherry Festival Nominees

Chokecherry Festival Nominees

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North Dakota gained a state fruit in 2007, when a few ambitious sixth graders lobbied the state legislature in favor of the Chokecherry.

Celebrating those young politicians, the seventh annual Chokecherry Festival is about a month away.

The Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for nominations for the outstanding youth award, continuing the tradition of students who contribute to the community and have an outstanding positive attitude and respect for themselves.

Nominees must reside in Williams County.

Cash scholarships will be awarded to the winners in the high school age category and the 8th grade and younger group.

CVB representatives say the Chokecherry Festival is a great way to get out and meet your neighbors.

(Sabrina Ramey, Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau) "If they're moving here, they feel displaced, they don't feel connected to the community. This is one way we can recognize those students and youth and encourage them to become part of the community and for youth who have been here a long time, we want to encourage them to keep being problem solvers, keep that positive spirit alive in our community."

A short nomination form can be found online at www.VisitWilliston.com.

Also at the Chokecherry Festival this year -- the Ultimate Air Dogs from Florida, a community fish fry on Saturday, a free kids zone and free burger feed on Friday night.

The seventh annual Chokecherry Festival is August 9th and 10th at Harmon Park in Williston.

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