State Capitol to host Pride of Dakota Day, Lunch

BISMARCK –The annual Pride of Dakota Day at the State Capitol, Thursday, April 4, will transform the first floor of North Dakota's statehouse into a North Dakota products shopping mall.

“More than 30 Pride of Dakota companies will be selling and sampling foods and condiments, decorative items, jewelry, art and much more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It's an opportunity for Capitol visitors, legislators and state employees to shop for high quality Pride of Dakota products and to meet the people who make them.”

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capitol's Memorial Hall and Legislative Hall on the first floor.

Goehring also urged Capitol visitors and employees to take in the Pride of Dakota breakfast and lunch specials being served by the Capitol Cafe.

The breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. includes huevos rancheros. The lunch menu, served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes such entrees as chopped sirloin with mushroom gravy, and a hot pork sandwich.

The first 50 customers receive a free Pride of Dakota reusable shopping bag.

Companies providing the food include Baker Boy Bake Shop, Cloverdale Foods and Pan O Gold Baking.

Administered by NDDA's Marketing and Information Division, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of Dakota Day and the Holiday Showcases. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.