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Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

 NEWS
May 30, 2012

For more information contact:
Suzanne Wentz
Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
SuzanneW@medora.com
701-223-4800

Medora Musical opening weekend offers activities galore

 Run, walk, eat and entertain your way through the North Dakota Badlands June 8-10

Medora, N.D. – Whether you enjoy fitness, nature, entertainment or food, Medora is the place to be the weekend of June 8-10.

The 2012 season of the Medora Musical kicks off Friday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. MDT. This professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue is set in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. It features nightly performances through September 8.

Breaksk8, a hip hop roller skating dancing crew, is the variety act featured June 8-30 at the Medora Musical. They have been featured on several TV shows including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up.”

Foodies will enjoy the Pitchfork Fondue, also opening June 8 at 6:15 MDT at the Tjaden Terrace, overlooking the North Dakota Badlands.

The 5th annual Bully Run, which is a road race through the scenic North Dakota Badlands, has a shot gun start at 9:30 am. MDT on Saturday, June 9. Participants can choose from the 5K run, 10K run or the 5K walk. Details can be found at: www.medora.com/what-to-do/?Bully-Run

Nature lovers will enjoy free gate admission to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, courtesy of National Park Fee-Free Day. On June 9, all National Parks, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, waive entrance fees.

“The weekend of June 8 through June 10 is an exciting time to be in Medora,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “Visitors can start the day by participating in the Bully Run, enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and cap off their day by eating at the Pitchfork Fondue and watching the Medora Musical.”

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 or online at www.medora.com. Also available online are vacation and golf packages, and Bully Pulpit Golf Course information. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.

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About the Medora Musical

Celebrating its 48th season in 2012, the Medora Musical is a professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue set in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family-friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

 

16th annual Bully Expedition encourages 4th-graders to learn North Dakota history outside of classroom

16th annual Bully Expedition encourages 4th-graders to learn North Dakota history outside of classroom

NEWS
For immediate release
May 21, 2012

For more information, contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

16th annual Bully Expedition encourages 4th-graders to learn North Dakota history outside of classroom

Event features a fun-filled day of activities

Medora, N.D.  – Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s 16th annual Bully Expedition will take place Sunday, June 10 in Medora.

The event offers fourth graders and their families an excellent opportunity to experience historic Medora and to continue learning about the history of North Dakota outside of the classroom, alongside fellow 4th-graders from across the state.

This year’s Bully Expedition will provide students the opportunity to participate in the Amazing Bully Race – a historical scavenger hunt competition, experience the Medora Musical, and receive a vacation journal, bandana, and Bully Fun Pass.  All 4th-graders will be recognized on stage prior to the Medora Musical.  Cost to participate in the Bully Expedition is $5 per student.

The annual Bully Expedition event started in Medora in 1997 and was the brainchild of Jim Petrik, who volunteered to read to 4th-graders in Bismarck. Petrik was an avid supporter of Medora and believed strongly in the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s mission to educate youth about Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the North Dakota Badlands.

For more information about the Bully Expedition and to download a registration form, go to: www.medora.com/events.

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Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com.

For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

Winners for 2012 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced

Winners for 2012 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced

NEWS
May 18, 2012

For more information contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

Winners for 2012 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced

Medora, N.D. – Three North Dakota fourth-grade students were selected the top winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s 2012 Bully Expedition essay contest. This annual contest is open to all fourth grade students in North Dakota and ties Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the North Dakota Badlands with the fourth grade curriculum of North Dakota History. Entrants responded to the prompt, “North Dakota is a beautiful place because…”

The winners are as follows:
1st Place
Name: Aleasha Marcotte
School: Saint Anne School, Bismarck
Teacher: Paulette Tescher

2nd Place
Name: Josie Wutzke
School: Rita Murphy Elementary School, Bismarck
Teacher: Clarissa Sailer Wald

3rd Place
Name: Isabel Jain Grueneich
School: Ellendale Public School, Ellendale
Teacher: Mrs. Fastnacht

“The quality of entries this year was very impressive, and it was hard to choose only three winners,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “Every student who submitted an essay did a remarkable job demonstrating their love for North Dakota and explaining why they think North Dakota is a beautiful place. In addition, their strong knowledge of our state’s history was very evident.”

The first prize winner receives a $300 college scholarship and a Bully Vacation Package for a family of four. Second place winner receives a $200 college scholarship and a $50 Medora gift card. Third place winner receives a $100 college scholarship and a $25 Medora gift card. The first, second and third place winners will be recognized onstage prior to the June 10 performance of the Medora Musical.

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Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com.

For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

 

You’ll Come Home to North Dakota

You’ll Come Home to North Dakota

I have lived in North Dakota my entire life and have learned that, whether you are from here or not, you will always come back to visit especially when it comes to Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is something about the quiet little town on the western edge of North Dakota. A piece of my heart will always be there and it is because of Harold Shafer that I am able to return every year and grow fonder of the little town.

I am married now with children of my own and my six year old daughter already has given her entire heart to Medora. She eats, sleeps and breathes everything that has to do with that little town. She is not well and suffers from asthma and when she goes to Medora she can breathe easily. She sat on Santa’s lap for the first time this winter and said “Momma Medora is magical”.

I truly believe the spirits of Theodore Roosevelt, Harold Schafer and Wade Westin live on. When asking her if she could have one wish where would she go and she said “momma all I want in my life is to go to Medora”. She will be getting her wish of going to Medora everyday when she transfers schools and attends Demores Elementary School in Medora next year. Until then we have to make it through the summer. That is not that hard to do, we attend the musical tri-weekly and take in everything there is to offer.

Until June 8th my six year old informs me that there are only 43 more days to go before the quiet little town on the western edge transforms into a bustling little city for the summer. I recommend everyone young and old come and visit at least once because when you do you will always want to return for more!

— Lynn Jorda
http://crazyaboutmedora.blogspot.com/