Basin Electric gifts ‘Nutcracker’ tickets to youth charities

Santa Claus

A scene from “The Nutcracker” performance in downtown Bismarck Dec. 11.

When it comes to getting into the holiday spirit, no one should be left behind.

That was Basin Electric’s thought when a Bismarck, ND, youth services group was one seat short for a local performance of “The Nutcracker.”

On Dec. 11, Charles Hall Youth Services was just one of multiple local charity groups that came to enjoy the downtown show.

The charity’s mission is to shelter, nurture and love troubled adolescents, and Basin Electric is committed to serving its surrounding communities. So when Charles Hall opened its doors to a girl the day of the performance, the cooperative made sure she got a ticket.

“It’s just neat these kids could enjoy the ‘Nutcracker’ performance around the holidays,” says Jen Holen, Basin Electric charitable giving coordinator.

Rhonda Styles-Rohde, director of marketing and communications for Charles Hall, was thrilled the kids – and their chaperones – could enjoy the performance.

Belle Mehus Crowd

A crowd enjoys a performance of “The Nutcracker” in downtown Bismarck Dec. 11.

“All of our kids and several staff attended the production. It was awesome we were included in this opportunity,” Styles-Rohde says.

Basin Electric also shared “Nutcracker” tickets with Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan, DESIGNER GENES of North Dakota, the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, and the Mercer County foreign exchange student program.

The local agencies who attended the show are saviors to the kids they shelter. It seems fitting they should receive some holiday cheer.

Check out this previous story, Basin Electric sponsors The Nutcracker at Belle Mehus.

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