FACES AND PLACES: UND hockey is only one of many activities that keep 82-year-old Beth Delano’s life full
Published 03/08/2009, Grand Forks Herald
Beth Delano can’t figure out what all the fuss over her is about.
Lately wherever she goes, someone recognizes the 82-year-old Northwood woman as the “Beer Grandma” made locally famous when a Fighting Sioux Sports Network camera panning the crowd caught her drinking a light beer. Seeing her image on the giant scoreboard imbibing resonated with UND students and the camera continues to seek her out in the crowd. For Delano having a beer now and then is no big deal, not as a young woman who once sipped from a steel can on her front step while she watched a parade go by and not as an octogenarian enjoying one from a plastic bottle.