In Hettinger, Helping Hettinger Day is a day known by locals as a day full of volunteerism where the community puts their best foot forward and makes the town a better place to live.
By the end of the Helping Hettinger Day in late June, volunteers completed a number of projects, including newly painted crosswalks, a new mural, bowling alley improvements, and many more.
Last week, Helping Hettinger Day, and all that was accomplished on that day, was recognized at the North Dakota Downtown Conference in Williston. At the conference, representatives from the North Dakota Downtown Conference gave out the first North Dakota Downtown Impact Awards.
The North Dakota Downtown Conference created the awards to “highlight wonderful efforts being made in Downtown Districts throughout [North Dakota’s] great communities.”
Specifically, Helping Hettinger Day was nominated for and won the Downtown Atmosphere Impact Award. The award highlights any notable project that has “improved the atmosphere and quality of the downtown district.” The organization For the Beauty of Hettinger was also nominated for the Downtown Champion Award.
Executive Director of the Hettinger Chamber of Commerce and Adams County Development Corporation Jasmin Fosheim said that it was a great honor for the Hettinger community to be recognized for all of the hard work and time that many local volunteers and organizations have put into events like Helping Hettinger Day and projects like the hanging flower baskets.
“We are so grateful for the volunteers and organizations like For the Beauty of Hettinger,” said Fosheim. “We are grateful for the recognition and even more grateful for the time that so many community members give to make our downtown and entire community remain vibrant.”