GRADS Annual Summary, 2023

Here are some of our accomplishments.

1. The GRADS website continues to evolve.

2. We had a Pick-a-Prize raffle for the local food pantry. United Hardware donated 32 turkeys and asked GRADS to deliver them. Half went to Roberts County and half went to Grant County. Valley Express website and local newspapers covered the event.

3. The Lucky Leprechaun raffle was well received. Thank you flyers were printed and mailed to 50 supporters. A thank you was published in the local newspaper.

4. We had a Rummage Sale in July.

5. Katrina Koeppe will be in charge of the ADA picnic. 1st Interstate Bank will sponsor the 2024 event and has provided $300 for food and Bingo items. In 2023, Mayor Pat Raffety read a proclamation that he wrote for the event. Duane Tillman brought the KC Bingo equipment from St. Lawrence and called Bingo numbers.

 6. Laura Maag contacted several service providers and hosted an Information Event at The Bank coffee shop.

7. The Boost for Teacher Award program was continued. 

8. NDEAM event was held in Sisseton at the Family Life Center.

9. Diane Stewart has featured GRADS events in the Arc newsletter. We appreciate the family contact and publicity.

10. A fund request was submitted to the KC’s for $300 from their Toostie roll funds.

11. Brenda Teske has set up Zoom meetings. They have worked out very well.