A special event is coming to Country Floral, Gifts, and Greenhouse in Williston on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM. All are invited for a heartwarming event featuring "Buddy the Dog," a touching children's book that teaches valuable lessons about friendship and embracing differences. The event will feature author Gretchen Stenehjem from Watford City, and it promises to be a delightful experience for children and families alike.

"Buddy the Dog," tells the inspiring story of a canine with a disability who faces challenges in making friends due to his appearance. Through understanding and empathy, the other animals in the tale learn to overcome their fears and prejudices, forging a lasting friendship with Buddy. This beautifully illustrated book not only captivates young readers but also imparts essential life lessons about acceptance and inclusivity. That's something we could all be a little better!

Gretchen Stenehjem will be present at Country Floral to read the story aloud and personally autograph copies of her new book. To make the event even more special, attending children will receive gift bags, and treats will be available.

Book Cover/Author

But the excitement doesn't stop there! One lucky winner will have the chance to win four tickets to the 2024 Medora Musical Season in a special drawing during the event. This fantastic prize is sure to add to the joy and merriment of the day.

"Buddy the Dog" books will be available for purchase at Country Floral, and the proceeds from the book sales will be directed towards a noble cause. All earnings from the book sales will benefit the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, North Dakota, an organization dedicated to providing services and support for individuals with disabilities. Click here for more information about the Anne Carlson Center.

Preschools are invited to bring their little ones to the event, and we kindly request that they RSVP with the number of attending children by calling 701-572-6024.

Country Floral, Gifts, and Greenhouse is excited to host this heartwarming event that aligns perfectly with its mission to nurture a sense of community and promote the joy of reading among children. Don't miss this opportunity to share in the magic of storytelling and support a meaningful cause. We look forward to seeing you at Country Floral on August 29th, as we come together to celebrate the endearing story of "Buddy the Dog."

If you want more information about the author, click here.

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