Christmas

An Employee At Clara Barton Starts Program Helping Kids And Families In Need

The program is servicing about 20 families from Clara Barton and Hawthorne Elementary Schools.

FARGO, N.D.- A year and a half ago, Julie saw Fargo South High School had a food pantry and she wanted to bring one to Clara Barton and Hawthorne Elementaries. “We started very small about a year ago and offered it for Thanksgiving and Christmas and now we’re down here,” says Julie Hetland the Office Assistant at Clara Barton Elementary. …

Fraser Ltd. Hosts Festival Of Trees at Fargodome

FARGO N.D. — A Fargo based non–profit is looking to spread early Christmas cheer. Fraser Limited is an organization dedicated to helping children, youth and adults help reach independence. It’s having it’s Festival Of Trees at the Fargodome. Over 160 trees are decked with both jolly and holly. They’re sponsored by local businesses who decorated the entrance of the dome….

Get Paid $1,000 To Watch Hallmark Movies

Century Link Paying Someone To Watch 24 Hallmark Movies In 12 Days

  If you love binge-watching cheesy Christmas movies, this company may have your dream job CenturyLinkQuote is looking for someone to watch 24 Hallmark Channel Christmas movies in 12 days. If you can conquer the challenge, you’ll get $1,000 The company will also send you a movie marathon kit, complete with packets of hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, and a boatload…

A Fargo Boy Is Celebrating Christmas A Little Bit Early This Year

He is currently fighting Leukemia for the second time.

FARGO, N.D.- Christmas is 7–year–old Grantley Johnson’s favorite time of the year. “When he first walked in here and saw how everything was set up, his face just got huge and he had a huge smile on his face, and I don’t think we’ve lost it yet. He’s running around here with his friends, family and stuff and he just…

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Churches United Hold Christmas Service

They say bringing Christmas to those who don't have a home makes a big difference

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Christmas is a time for gathering with your loved ones, but some people may not have a place to go. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church teamed up with Churches United for the Homeless to bring some Christmas joy to people who need a place to stay. “For some of them they’re staying in the shelter, they don’t have a…

Several Babies Born at Sanford on Christmas Day

Nurses say Christmas Day saw an average number of births

FARGO, N.D. — Several families got the ultimate Christmas present: babies born on Christmas day. Sanford says six babies had been born as of 2 p.m., with more mothers in labor in the afternoon. Nurses say that’s about average for a typical day. Families and nurses both say bringing new life into the world makes the holiday more joyous. “It’s hard…

50 Years as Santa: Tower City Man Spreads Holiday Cheer for Decades

Dennis Gumke started dressing up as Santa in 1968

BUFFALO, N.D. — For the last fifty years, a Tower City man has been creating extra special memories with his beard and red hat. Back in 1968, Dennis Gumke stumbled on an opportunity that would snowball into an annual tradition. “We lived in Streeter and we needed a Santa for the local community days and couldn’t get one, so I stepped…

Ted E. Bear Makes Donation to Sanford Children’s Hospital, Identity Still A Mystery

The donor sent in four bears this year

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been a holiday mystery for more than 25 years now but the true identity of Ted E. Bear still remains a mystery. Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo has received four, handmade teddy bears from an anonymous donor in Horace. His or her only request since 1986? That the bears go to a child in need. This year…

Nine-Year-Old Enlists Help Of Community to Make Her Birthday Wish Come True

Gowri Pillai is trying to collect more than 600 pounds of food for the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo fourth grader turns down birthday gifts every year, instead asking for canned goods and non–perishables to give to the Great Plains Food Bank. Sometimes all it takes is an idea. “I like helping people and you feel good after helping a lot of people,” Pillai said. To make a difference in the community around you….

Local Chef Gives Back to Homeless Shelter With Christmas Meal

Jason Halvorson also cooked a meal for the Perry Center Maternity Home in West Fargo

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local chef uses his techniques to get people around the dinner table and remember what the holidays are all about. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how a menu is doing a little more than filling some stomachs at a nearby homeless shelter. Jason Halvorson was raised by two women: his mother and his grandmother. But they both…