High Plains Cultural Center’s Plans Didn’t Stop at Valentine’s Dinner

Romance was in the air throughout Dunn County this past Feb. 14, including the High Plains Cultural Center.


By Pam Kukla

For the DC Herald

This past weekend 100 people were served at the Polynesian themed Valentine’s Day Dinner, but the fun and plans don’t stop there. The center would like to plan for a special event each month; as well as holding meetings and offering gym and fitness class opportunities.

The Valentine’s Day dinner was collaborated by committee members who wanted “to do something extra special”, said committee member Cheryl Boyce. The menu was as exotic as the name suggested with beef and shrimp kabobs, lush lettuce salad complete with heart shaped beet pickles, fried rice, sweet rolls and banana rum bread. The centerpieces made of pineapples and fruit kabobs added to the theme.

Guests received flowered lei and were even part of the evening’s entertainment. Cherri Roshau and Shelly Flaget were the game show hosts for their very own version of the “Not so Newlywed Game.” There was also a sharing of local talent with karaoke.

The evening was just one of the many events that have been held in the newly built center. The center has also hosted a family themed Christmas party, NFR and Bison events, and meetings.

As more events are being held in the center, the word is getting around about the outstanding service, food, facility and sound system that make it a perfect place to hold meetings. Tesoro recently held a safety meeting in the center for 17 different contractors and their crews. After the morning sessions, director Ken Roshau was busy handing out his business cards to interested companies who also want to hold meetings there.

Committee members Rita Truchan and Boyce said that the community response has been great. “Our community built this as a family oriented facility,” added Boyce.

Upcoming events include a spring fling with a little bit of Opry on March 21, a community theatre production April 17, 18 and 19 and a May Day 50’s Dance on May 1. Weekday events include lunch at the Badlands Bistro from 11am to 1pm, gym hours and nightly fitness classes.

Anyone interested in joining the High Plains Cultural Center gym or as a planning committee member needs to just call the center at.

The HPCC also has a Facebook page where upcoming events are listed.

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