Annual Meeting & Cooperative Celebration Held May 25th
A crowd of over 7,000 attended the Paul Bunyan Communications Annual Cooperative Celebration on Wednesday, May 25 at the Paul Bunyan Communications Headquarters in Bemidji, making the event another great success!
The 55th Annual Business Meeting of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative was held prior to the Open House at 3:30 p.m. The meeting included reports for the 2010 fiscal year and re-election of board directors Kathy Peterson, District 3 and Jim Sutton, District 8.
The Cooperative Celebration was open to the public and featured a free walleye dinner prepared by the Bemidji Fire Department Fish Fry Crew and Lueken’s Village Foods, door prizes, kids’ activities like face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos, storytelling, animals and entertainment from the Headwaters Science Center, United States Tennis Association’s Quickstart Tennis, Concordia Language Villages, and special guests including Dora the Explorer and Cat in the Hat. The Irish cover band GROCK from Grand Rapids provided the musical entertainment.
Special thanks to the over 130 employees of Paul Bunyan Communications who made the event possible and run as smooth as possible! We would also like to thank the Bemidji Fire Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, The Party Store, Lakeland Public Television, Minnesota State Patrol, Bemidji Police Department, Paul Bunyan Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Headwater’s Science Center, Port-Able John, Bemidji Citizen’s Patrol, USTA North/Bemidji Tennis Association, Boy Scouts, Concordia Language Villages, North Air Care Helicopter, and Raphael’s Bakery for all their help.
NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace Draws Big Crowd at Paul Bunyan Communications in Grand Rapids
NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace drew a big crowd at the Paul Bunyan Communications office in Grand Rapids on July 28!
Those who stopped by had the opportunity to get their picture taken with the longtime NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, pick up a free gift from Paul Bunyan Communications, and enjoy a free slice of pizza and a pop from Rafferty’s Pizza. KOZY/KMFY was also broadcasting live from the event.
Then a packed house watched Kenny in action at the Tom Clusiau Grand Rapids Speedway that night as part of NASCAR Night at the track.
Over 300 kids turn out in Grand Rapids to see Super Why and Wonder Red courtesy of Paul Bunyan Communications
Over 300 kids turned out at Tall Timber Days in Grand Rapids on Saturday, August 6th to see PBS's Super Why and Wonder Red. Many brought cameras to have their picture taken and all the kids who attended received a free Paul Bunyan Communications water bottle while all the adults received a Paul Bunyan Communications stadium blanket. It was a memorable time for all and Paul Bunyan Communications was proud to be a part of the 30th Annual Tall Timber Days Celebration!
Thousands turn out for the 6th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
A record number of teams participated in the 6th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival August 4-6 and thousands of spectators lined the waterfront to watch the action! Congratulations to the River City Dragons, the first team from Canada to claim the Gold Division title and also to the Paul Bunyan Communications Smooth Operators who finished 48th out of a record field of 75 teams.
Paul Bunyan Communications and PBTV are proud to be sponsors of this event from its inception and we look forward to next year's Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival August 2-4, 2012.
PBS's Cookie Monster at Blackduck Backwoods Bash
Paul Bunyan Communications brought PBS's Cookie Monster to the Blackduck Backwoods Bash at the Blackduck Wayside Rest. Hundreds of kids showed up to have their picture taken with Cookie Monster plus get a water bottle from Paul Bunyan Communications.
Paul Bunyan Communications is proud to support such a wonderful and fun community event!