Third Annual Community Appreciation Day to be held Tuesday, Aug. 26

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University, the Alumni Association and the BSU Foundation invite the community of Bemidji to the Third Annual Community Appreciation Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26. The event is Bemidji State University’s way to thank the residents of Bemidji and the surrounding communities for all they do to support the University.

The event, which is open to the public free of charge, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will run until after dusk at Chet Anderson Stadium on the BSU campus. Free shuttle bus service from the parking lots at Bangsberg Hall and the John Glas Fieldhouse will begin at 5:30 p.m., and gates to the stadium will be open at that time as well.

Parking at the American Indian Resource Center will be limited to handicap parking only.

In event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the John Glas Fieldhouse.

The Community Appreciation Day will feature the inaugural “A Taste of BSU” food bonanza, featuring an array of Bemidji State-themed food items from local restaurants and organizations including Lueken’s Village Foods, Tutto Bene, Green Mill, Peppercorn, Keith’s Pizza, Aramark and RDO/Beaver Pride.

There will also be a “Meet the Beavers” session with an opportunity to meet a variety of student-athletes from Bemidji State’s fall-season intercollegiate varsity sports. Children will have an opportunity to be photographed with Bucky the Beaver, courtesy of Image Photography, and play games on the field with Bemidji State student athletes.

In addition more than 25 booths from various campus departments and activities and a variety of games for children, plus balloons and face painting, will be available throughout the evening. Various door prizes will also be given away.

Community Appreciation Day will also feature a live entertainment stage, which will showcase a variety of local acts including musical groups, children’s entertainment and swing dancers.

At dusk, there will be a fireworks show presented by Paul Bunyan Telephone.

The Third Annual Community Appreciation Day is sponsored by the BSU Foundation and Alumni Association, Paul Bunyan Telephone, the Bemidji Pioneer and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, which includes the radio stations Z99, KB101, KZY and KBUN.

For more information about Community Appreciation Day, please contact the BSU Foundation at (218) 755-2762.

Aug. 26
– 5:30 p.m. – Bemidji State University hosts its Third Annual Community Appreciation Day. Location: Chet Anderson Stadium, BSU campus. Admission: free. Gates open and shuttle service from Bangsberg and John Glas Fieldhouse parking lots begins at 5:30 p.m. Information: (218) 755-2762.