First Annual Rib Best in Naytahwaush Raises $1,766 for Hospice of the Red River Valley

From left to right: Curt Seter from Hospice of the Red River Valley, Tim Nelson, Ellie Accobee and Rib Best organizer Becky Rantanen
From left to right: Curt Seter from Hospice of the Red River Valley, Tim Nelson, Ellie Accobee and Rib Best organizer Becky Rantanen

The first annual Rib Best rib competition and potluck was held June 4 at Pinehurst Resort in Naytahwaush and raised $1,766.05 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. The funds will be used to help provide hospice care in Naytahwaush and the surrounding area.

There were 14 entrants in this year’s competition. Ellie Accobee won first place, and Tim Nelson took second place. Both winners donated their cash prizes back to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

“The people of Naytahwaush and the surrounding communities continue to be great supporters of our organization,” said Curt Seter, a development officer with Hospice of the Red River Valley.

ribbest2_sm“Becky Rantanen and Josh Thorpe organized the event, and because of their efforts, along with the efforts of volunteers and participants of Rib Best and other events held in the Naytahwaush area, Hospice of the Red River Valley will have the resources needed to continue the important work of giving compassionate end-of-life care to the patients, family members and loved ones of the Naytahwaush area.”

Planning is underway for next year’s event.

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