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10th Annual Community Appreciation Day set for Thurs., Sept. 3


Bemidji, Minn.—Bemidji State University will hold its 10th Annual Community Appreciation Day Thurs., Sept 3, 2015. The free event is Bemidji State’s “thank you” to the residents, business owners and friends in Beaver Nation for all they do to support the university.

The free, public event will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn near the Lower Hobson Memorial Union. Free shuttle bus service from the parking lots at Bangsberg Hall and the John Glas Fieldhouse will begin at 4:15 p.m. Guests parking in the Bangsberg parking lot are encouraged to use the lakefront trail to reach the event.

Paul Bunyan Communications and the Bemidji Pioneer are the main sponsors of the event, which will feature the “A Taste of BSU,” featuring free food samples from local restaurants and organizations, including Bemidji Area Alumni Association, ARAMARK, Big River Scoop, Lueken’s Village Foods, the Cabin Coffee House & Cafe, Fozzie’s Smokin’ BBQ, Harmony Natural Foods Co-op, Jimmy Johns, Hubbard Broadcasting/Subway and RP Broadcasting.

There will also be “Meet the Beavers” stations where kids can meet student-athletes from BSU’s intercollegiate varsity sports. The players will be leading a number of interactive games, and Bucky the Beaver will be available for pictures.

Attendees will enjoy a free concert from the BSU Jazz Band and free admission to the BSU Soccer game at 7 p.m. in Chet Anderson Stadium.

In addition, dozens of booths from various campus departments and activities and local businesses and organizations, along with a variety of games and activities for children will be available throughout the evening. Booth space is limited; businesses or organizations wishing to participate in Community Appreciation Day are encouraged to call the BSU Foundation at (218) 755-2294 or

Other sponsors of Bemidji State University’s 10th Annual Community Appreciation Day include BSU Foundation, Pepsi Nei Bottling, Hubbard Broadcasting, including radio stations Z99, KB101, KZY 95.5, KBUN 1450, WQXJ 104.5 Classic Hits and Q107, and R.P. Broadcasting, including radio stations Talk 1360, Mix 103.7, Real Country 98.3 and The River 92.1.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


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