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About Stacy Nelson

My name is Stacy and I am a wife and mom of 2 from Grand Forks. I’m new to this event and the process of making it happen. In the coming weeks I’ll bring you peeks at what is going on behind the scenes to bring this incredibly fun event to our region.

Entries by Stacy Nelson

Sunshine Fest 2016…It’s a wrap!

The big day has come and gone. I would like to thank you all for participating in this year’s Sunshine Fest. It was, again, a wonderful day filled with fun and support for a wonderful organization. This year there were nearly 1,000 participants! There were several award winners as well. Here’s the official list. May […]

Sunshine Fest is here!

3 MORE DAYS! I hope you’ve registered and are gearing up to attend Saturday morning. All the final details are coming together. There are a few things the organizers would like you to know as you head to join the fun. Pam Henderson shared some information with me. Please take note! Sunshine Fest is this […]

Get registered!

January is flying by! As I type this post, the sun in shining through my windows. Sunshine Fest is coming up so quickly. January 30th will be here before we know it! I heard last week that all of the volunteers needs are filled. That is incredible! Thank you to all who are helping out […]

Wellness Fair!

A wonderful part of Sunshine Fest is the Wellness Fair. Many organizations from our community come together to let everyone know what they are about. I loved walking by all of the tables last year. There are so many fantastic organizations providing information and services of all kinds. Here are a couple of pictures from […]


Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe its 2016. I also can’t believe Sunshine Fest is merely a few weeks away! Our committees are working harder than ever. Sunshine Fest has a fantastic group of people organizing everything behind the scenes but now its your turn to join the action! There are plenty of opportunities […]

Last minute gift idea!

The holidays have arrived! I’ve been busy running errands, finding gifts and attending holiday recitals, shows and the like. I love this time of year. The snow (a white Christmas is a MUST in my book), the lights and holiday sounds fill the days. It all makes me so thankful. I know many are facing […]

Meet Haley!

There are several new faces involved in the upcoming Sunshine Fest. I thought I’d introduce you to a few in the next few posts. Meet Haley! Q: How did you get involved with the Sunshine Memorial Foundation? A: I got involved in theSunshine Memorial Foundation by applying for an internship experience last summer. I saw the […]

Don’t wait, hydrate!

I’m always trying to incorporate more healthy lifestyle tips into my everyday life. One thing that I’ve really improved upon in the last year or so is drinking water. It seems like such an easy concept but in reality I have to remind myself and sometimes trick myself into getting those ounces down each day! […]

A shining ray of sunshine…

As I have been thinking and planning for upcoming blogs, my thoughts inevitably return to the reason it all began. Shannon “Sunshine” Larson died September 8, 2007, in Mesa, Arizona, of natural causes related to heat exhaustion, while hiking in Usery Mountain Park.  Shannon was 31 years old and just beginning a new chapter in […]

Happy Halloween!

I can’t believe it’s the end of October already. Where does the time go? My girls are gearing up for trick-or-treating, costumes and makeup. As you’re preparing for the festivities of this upcoming weekend keep in mind another occasion at which you could use those wonderful costumes. We LOVE to see Sunshine Fest teams dressed […]

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