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Karen Braaten, Published April 27 2009

Center’s prom was successful

The Fargo-Moorhead community is really an amazing and wonderful place to live. The heroic fight to save our cities from the icy floodwaters of the Red has astounded the rest of the nation. As residents of this community, we are not surprised. When there is a need, Fargo-Moorhead residents and businesses step forward.

In February, they stepped forward for the Myrt Armstrong Center, a nonprofit community support program for people who have mental illnesses. The center held a Second Chance prom for the members. It was a huge success due to the generosity of the following businesses: Lil’ Ole Jr. Karaoke, Gompf Displays, Bergseth Brothers, Applause Balloon Creations, MPJ Creations, Hornbacher’s, SunMart, Red Lobster, Quality Bakers, Thrifty Cut, Beth’s Alterations, Sam’s Club, St. Vincent De Paul, Barnstormer, Breadsmith, Great Plains Food Bank, Carol Widman’s Candy, Arc Attic Treasures, Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch, FMCT, Sign Shop, Juano’s, Stamart and WDAY.

These businesses made it possible for our members to experience the excitement, formality and camaraderie that is associated with a prom and provided pictures and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you.

Braaten is director of the Myrt Armstrong Center.