Author Archive for: stacydnelson

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

Time to register!

It’s December and you know what that means….time to register for Sunshine Fest of course! Ok, ok so that may not be the first thing that comes to mind as the calendar turns to December. However, the busy-bees at Sunshine Fest have been hard at work getting a great registration system in place. Those who […]

How can you volunteer?

Well…its Thanksgiving week. At my house, we’re busy making plans to see family and eat our favorite dishes. This time of year reminds me to think of all the blessings in my life. While I’m so fortunate in many ways, the opportunity to volunteer has always provided special blessings to me. This sentiment seems to […]

From a small group to committees

When the idea for this event first came about, it was December 2010 and Shannon’s birthday was coming up. Her family wanted to remember and celebrate her, so they decided to pull together an event. They had about five weeks to make it happen. Now as we head into the 5th annual event the planning […]


Here’s a little quiz for you! Question #1… Q: How many people participated in the 1st Annual More Sunshine Walk in 2011?             A: 102 participants How did you do? Have you been reading along?   Question #2… Q: How many volunteers will be involved in the 2015 Sunshine Fest […]

Where do the proceeds go?

So I’ve been hearing and learning about Sunshine Fest in recent weeks. Volunteers and participants involved in past events speak about the event with excitement and passion. As they speak, you can almost ‘feel’ the fun you’ll have when you participate. Doesn’t it look like fun? Then there’s the added benefit that you’re supporting some […]

Why the blog?

Toward the end of the summer I got an email from a former colleague, Jena Pierce. She was happily working for the Sunshine Memorial Foundation. It had been awhile since we’d found time to catch up so we enjoyed a long lunch that included lots of laughs. Along the way I learned more about the […]

Ready, Set, Go!

Hello! You may or may not have heard about Sunshine Fest. If you’re like me, you’ve heard about it. You’ve watched news reports on it. You’ve read newspaper articles about it. You’ve participated in it or you’ve wished you had. Planning is already underway for the 5th Annual 2015 Sunshine Fest which will take place […]

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