Nov. 19 was a time of special guests and community giving at Basin Electric.
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley (R-ND) and his wife, Kathleen Wrigley, visited the cooperative’s Bismarck, ND, headquarters for a charity donation ceremony.
The event, put on by the local Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon group, drew representation from seven local charities, all of who received donations made possible from the annual run.
The visiting group was made up of representatives of the following charities: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan; Charles Hall Youth Services; DESIGNER GENES of North Dakota; Ronald McDonald Care Mobile; Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch; Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park; and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
Lynn Beiswanger, Basin Electric senior safety coordinator for Transmission System Maintenance (TSM), and co-race director for the Bismarck Marathon, welcomed the local charity representatives.
“This event couldn’t have happened without the dedication of the marathon board members, and Basin Electric has been an excellent sponsor in all kinds of ways,” Beiswanger says.
After representatives spoke on behalf of their local efforts and thanked the Bismarck Marathon for its support, Drew and Kathleen Wrigley, who help chair the marathon, expressed the importance of staying active and giving back to the community.
“Drew and I have run for many years,” says Kathleen Wrigley, adding that running contributes to good mental health. “I love being part of this event that gives back. It’s people helping people in the community.”
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Beiswanger talks about his commitment to health and running in the video.