Photos + Video: An evening of Donkey Ball is filled with laughter
In the end, Head Start garnered the championship — and some bragging rights.
WORTHINGTON — An evening of Dairyland Donkey Ball in the Worthington High School gymnasium Wednesday evening was a rousing success for King Turkey Day, Inc., who hosted the event as a fundraiser for this year's King Turkey Day festivities.
“It’s very rewarding. I get to see the lightbulb click when kids really understand something,” Harrington said of his students. “I just felt I wanted to make some kind of difference in their lives.”
“I love health care because it really comes down to helping others.”
“The whole community came together, and we were able to contribute thousands of dollars and so much food and love and support, just off one social media post. And everyone is better for it.”
“I don’t consider myself to be very knowledgeable about Scripture. But I’m a Christian and I think I have good morals and a fair amount of common sense."
“The whole community of Worthington helped raise me,” said Kyaw, who moved to Nobles County with his mother in 2011 when she began working at JBS.
“I love being able to be there for someone when it might not be the best hour of their life," said Kane, "and being a friendly face, someone they know, can help calm them down, make things easier.”
“When the wind blows and everybody’s recyclables are out, oh there’s so much,” she said.
What started out as a screen printing business some 30 years ago has grown to include three embroidery machines, a laser engraver, and whatever else Jarett Hanten decides to try his hand at next.
“Give it a try. It’s an opportunity to meet people from different towns in a network outside of your hometown. You’ll meet a lot of wonderful people and it’s just a great thing to be a part of.”
The evening included a free meal to the first 400 people in the door, and organizers ran out of food before all were served.
The first game featured local young professionals playing basketball — while seated on a donkey — against staff from Head Start, while the second game had Worthington High School students facing off against school staff members. In the end, Head Start garnered the championship — and some bragging rights.