The Hill Top Heritage Foundation will host its annual steak fry and auction on Saturday, October 19, at the High Plains Community Center in Killdeer.
The meal, which features steak and potatoes, runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with both live and silent auctions to follow.
Proceeds from the event are designated for the proposed new special care unit. The new housing unit will be built on nursing home property abutting the present home to the southwest once it gets final state approval. Rooms now used by special needs residents will revert to single rooms for residents of the general population.
People want private rooms now, and we are striving to meet that demand,” said Sheila Murphy, president of the HTHF board.If the project receives approval, groundbreaking is scheduled for the spring and the addition will be completed in about a year.
Murphy said, “We are very excited for our auction. We have several beautiful pieces of furniture that were painted by area artists. These are a big hit every year, and every year they seem to get even better!”
Local artists who have painted furniture pieces for the auction include Donna Knutson, Lindsey Luther, Janell Smith, Talia Bang, Janell Fitzgerald, and Danielle Sadowsky. Candyce Kleemann donated a beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic table she made.
Local woodworker Bill Schaller has donated two items he made – a diamond willow ladder that would work equally well for small quilts or towels and a unique three-legged stool with diamond willow legs.
Former Minot-area artist Andy Knudson of Prairie Plains Gallery in Scandia, MN, also has a few pieces in the auction, including two wildlife scenes painted on feathers and a bench with a buffalo scene painted on the top.
And several pieces by Robin Burns of Velva will be auctioned.
Several quilts will be auctioned, including one donated by the women who meet regularly at the bank to quilt. The top was pieced by Sharon Neurohr and quilted by Linda Reems.
Stephan and Samantha Kershisnik donated a barbeque meal for up to 12 people with a choice of meats and several sides offered.
A commemorative Teddy Roosevelt 30-30 will also be auctioned, along with many items donated by local businesses.
Everyone is invited to attend the steak fry and auction.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, First International Bank, and American Bank Center.
Families or groups who wish to reserve a table should contact Brittani Dennis at 406-672-2209.
Donations can be dropped off at American Bank Center.