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Alumni contributions become fundraisers for NR-S second gym project


September 6, 2021

Artist Ed Gedrose donated the four original art pieces shown above, which will be the prizes in a raffle with proceeds going to the NR-S 2nd Gym Project. Raffle tickets are on sale for $10 each, with the drawing to be held Oct. 30.

As fundraising efforts for the second gymnasium at NR-S continue, alumni and friends are finding creative ways to contribute to the project.

Ron and Jean (Lies) Beuslinch, both graduates of New Rockford, donated a set of four Remington commemorative plates. The plates were purchased in the 1960s by Jean's father, Bill Lies. They were still in the original box, and had never been displayed. Fundraising committee chair Tubby Bymoen sold the plates, and every dollar from the sale went to the project.

Then last week, Ed Gedrose sent Bymoen four original art prints. Gedrose, who was born and raised in New Rockford, worked for years as a portrait artist and later became an illustrator of children's books, fantasy book covers and other art products. He has traveled throughout the Northwest and California selling and displaying his work at art shows. He currently lives in Vancouver, Wash.

Raffle tickets are on sale now for the four 8 x 10 double matted prints created and signed by Gedrose. For $10, get a chance to win one!

Only 300 tickets will be sold. The first place winner will receive his or her choice from among the four prints, with each successive winner choosing from among the remaining prints. Drawing will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at the New Rockford Eagles Club.

To purchase a raffle ticket (or several), send a check to David Bymoen, 413 3rd Ave. N, New Rockford, ND 58356. Checks should be made payable to NR-S Second Gym Project. Please make sure to include your phone number in your correspondence.

Anyone else interested in donating unique items or contributing in creative ways, please contact Bymoen.


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