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ND – A week long of events has brought out thousands of people to participate
in the Fargo Marathon. Mark Knutson,
founder of the Marathon, Nate White, Sanford Chief Operating Officer and Chuck
Engle, held Friday’s conference. Over
7,000 signed on for the 5K on Friday night.
Knutson said the great level of sponsors with the local city officials, Sanford
Medical and Scheels were among the loyal backers. Knutson said that what is important is at “the
end of the day was to put on a good event.”
Chuck Engle is on his third round of running all 50 states. After Saturday’s race Engle will have nine
states left to complete the third time of covering all the states. Earlier in the week 550 dogs and people
entered the Fargo Dog Run, Youth Run had 400, the bike event had 450. Saturday run is expected to be on the cold
side with wind but the rain will be finished before the morning sunrise. The participants
for 10K – 3,500, Half 4,500, Full 1,750 and Relay 600.
ND – Vice President Mike Pence landed at the North Dakota Air National Guard
Base in Fargo, ND. Over 200 people
waited to welcome the Vice President as he landed at the Base. Then his motorcade left to take him to the
Delta Hotel and make a speech on tax relief.
Pence also was in Fargo to give his support for Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N-D
who is running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Governor Doug Burgum and his wife, first lady Kathryn greeted Vice President
Mike Pence. Also,
welcoming Pence were Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, the N.D. adjutant general and Col.
Britt Hartley, the 119th Wing Commander. Pence left in the afternoon to deliver a
speech in Minneapolis at an America First Policies.
- The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in the world with over
150,000 participants and two million plus people along the parade route. The year of 2018 marks the 257th
parade. The route of the parade was
along 5th Ave from 44th Street to 79th
Street. His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal
Dolan stood in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral greeting and blessing participants
on the parade route. Bag pipes, dancers,
bands and loads of green filled the NYC streets.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined the
parade route. Loretta Brennan Glucksman
was the grand marshal. Dignitaries
included New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor of New
York City Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James O’Neill and many more. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce blew the whistle to kick off the parade is retiring this year.
– The evening at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC was fully energized with
creatively designed costumes that celebrities and rescue stars walked down the
runway with their pets and rescue dogs looking for homes. This was the 15th anniversary with
the theme “Country Couture for Animal Rescue.”
The New York Pet Fashion Show is the largest pet fashion and animal
rescue benefit in the country.
and true passion illuminated the venue showcasing all involved that work hard for
the cause. The benefit of helping to
save animals lives and benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with
150 shelters and rescue groups has increased their presence every year with
Oehler is the Chairman of the event and TropiClean was the presenter of the New
York Pet Fashion Show. The host and MC
was Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes.
The Gold Paw award featured celebrity, TV host and actor Travis Brorsen
for the 2018 “ Humanitarian” award winner.
City – Frigid temperatures did not keep revelers from packing Times Square for
2018 crystal ball drop. The second
coldest on record with10-degree temperatures at midnight. An estimate million people lined the
street. Partygoers had extra layers of
clothes, face masks and hand warmers as many came as early as 10 in the morning
to secure their positions. Prior preparations by all New York's finest had tight
security covered on the ground and air to give a complete successful evening for welcoming in the New Year.
Mariah Carey came back to redeem herself after
last year’s performance at Times Square fell short. This year for New Years Eve 2018 Carey fully
redeemed herself with two songs; “Vision of Love” and “Hero.” Other performances New Years Eve; Andy
Grammer, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Camila Cabello, Chyno Miranda, Antonique
Smith, Nick Jonas, Neil Diamond
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