Deer Creek Station kicks off 2012 St. Baldrick’s shave

St. Baldrick's Deer Creek Station

Gavin McCollam, Deer Creek Station project manager, before losing his hair.

St. Baldrick's Deer Creek Station

Greg Opdahl, Deer Creek Station plant superintendent, pre-shave.

Basin Electric’s combined cycle power plant under construction near Brookings, SD, kicked off the North Dakota St. Baldrick’s event this morning in a big way!

The Deer Creek Station crew surpassed their goal of raising $5,000 with a couple last minute donations.

The team held their shaving event at 9:30 a.m. Kristie Ching, Basin Electric administrative assistant III, is the team captain. Sherri Minor and Molly Yunginger from Razor’s Edge salon in Brookings donated their time to shear some locks. Watch the video.

St. Baldrick's Deer Creek Station

Cash to help fund childhood cancer research!

As the St. Baldrick’s shaving was about to begin, Jeff Towler of BlueWater Energy announced he would be shaving. Bluewater Energy is the contractor in charge of commissioning and startup on the plant. Towler had said he would shave if someone came up with $1,000 cash. Lo and behold, Jan Matson of Boldt Construction had the money ready to go, courtesy of the workers’ donations from their monthly safety meeting. Watch the video.

Doug Rothe, Basin Electric mechanical engineering supervisor, mentioned later on that he would shave if someone came up with $500. Sure enough, Matson was back with cash from Boldt Construction’s safety meeting.

Comments

  1. jackie ranum says:

    Watching this was so much fun,,,great job guys,,,Greg looks just like his Dad more then ever,,,a lot of hair gone now ,,,,

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