Annual Meeting & Cooperative Celebration Held May 26th
A record crowd of over 7,500 attended the Paul Bunyan Telephone Annual Cooperative Celebration on Wednesday, May 26 at the Paul Bunyan Telephone Headquarters in Bemidji, making the event another great success!
The 54th Annual Business Meeting of Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative was held prior to the Open House at 3:30 p.m. The meeting included reports for the 2009 fiscal year.
The Cooperative Celebration was open to the public and featured a free walleye dinner prepared by the Bemidji Fire Department Fish Fry Crew and Green Mill, door prizes, kids activities like face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos, storytelling, animals and entertainment from the Headwaters Science Center, United States Tennis Association’s Quickstart Tennis, and special guests from PBS including Sid the Science Kid and Buddy from Dinosaur Train. The Bemidji High School’s Vocalmotive provided the musical entertainment.
Special thanks to the over 135 employees of Paul Bunyan Telephone who made the event possible and run as smooth as possible! We would also like to thank the Bemidji Fire Department, Green Mill & Hampton Inn, The Party Store, Lakeland Public Television, Minnesota State Patrol, Vocalmotive, Paul Bunyan Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Headwater’s Science Center, Bob’s Econo Pump, Bemidji Police Department, Bemidji Citizen’s Patrol, USTA, Boy Scouts, and Raphael’s Bakery for all their help.
2010 Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s Community Fishing Opener BBQ With PBTV GUEST, Elmo
The weather was ideal and over 500 kids along with many parents came to meet PBS’s Elmo at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s Community Fishing Opener BBQ on May 14th thanks to Paul Bunyan Telephone. Along with the chance to meet Elmo, there was music, an area guides casting contest, food vendors, and more. The annual Grand Rapids Fishing Opener BBQ is presented by the Area Business Committee (ABC) of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored in part by Paul Bunyan Telephone.
Nearly 500 kids turn out in Grand Rapids to see Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer courtesy of Paul Bunyan Telephone
Nearly 500 kids turned out at Tall Timber Days in Grand Rapids on Saturday, August 7th to see Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer. Many brought cameras to have their picture taken and everyone who attended received a free Paul Bunyan Telephone popcorn container. It’s was a memorable time for all and Paul Bunyan Telephone was proud to be a part of the 29th Annual Tall Timber Days Celebration!
Thousands turn out for the 5th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
A record number of teams participated in the 5th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival August 5-7th and thousands of spectators lined the waterfront to watch the action! Congratulations to the Hydra Heads, the first team to claim the Gold Division title for the second time and also to our Paul Bunyan Telephone teams. The PBTV Digital Dragons finished 17th overall and the PBT Smooth Operators finished 31st out of a record field of 67 teams.
Walkaround Cookie Monster a Big Hit in Deer River!
Over 350 kids turned out at the Deer River Wild Rice Festival for the chance to meet PBS’s Walkaround Cookie Monster and pick up a gift from Paul Bunyan Telephone. It was the 62nd year the Deer River Lion’s Club has put on the event and it is the world’s largest Wild Rice Festival. Thanks to all who stopped by!