Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing Named
Beltrami Electric’sTouchstone Energy® Community Award Winner
Beltrami Electric Cooperative has named Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing the winner of the local 2012 Touchstone Energy® Community Award from a great pool of worthy nominations. The recognition comes with a $500 cash award donated to a community service organization/project of their choice and an engraved Touchstone Energy® Community Award plaque signifying the organization’s commitment to community.
The purpose of Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing is to promote an outdoor-oriented lifestyle among the area’s youth by showing them the enjoyment that can be found in fishing. Since its inception in 1987, the Bemidji Take a Kid Fishing event has impacted over 4,000 kids aged 10 to 15. Each year, between 75-80 adult guides volunteer their time, equipment and expertise to help make a positive event for the community’s youth. For 26 years, this organization has made a huge impact in the lives of thousands of local youth and will continue for years to come.
In its ninth year, the Touchstone Energy® Community Award recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to their community..Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing’s application will be submitted for consideration to the statewide Minnesota Touchstone Energy® Community Award committee. The statewide award recipient will be selected from numerous local award winners throughout Minnesota and the overall winner will receive $1,000 toward a community cause of choice. It will be presented in February 2013 during the Minnesota Rural Electric Association’s annual meeting in St. Paul.
Past year's winners
2004 - Blackduck Tri Sigma General Federated Women’s Club
2005 - Bemidji Area Task Force on Underage Drinking, Drugs and Gang Activity
2006 - Healthy Community Healthy Kids
2007 - The Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass & Hubbard Counties
2008 - The Radiothon to End Child Abuse
2009 - Northwoods Garden Club of the Bemidji Area
2010 - Bemidji Skate & Bike Association
2011 - Kelliher Resource Center Committee
2012 - Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing