Bakken Oil Rush Ministry to hold annual Toy Mall event on Dec.18
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
It’s that time of year again where the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry presents its annual Toy Mall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Watford City Civic Center.
“This is more like a program than a come-and-go type of thing. We want to emphasize that it starts at 10 a.m.,” says Laura Anderson, Bakken Oil Rush Ministry board member.
Though last year’s Toy Mall was a lot more along the lines of a come-and-go event, Anderson says that was largely due to COVID-19.
“Our plan was to do what we’re doing this year last year. Then COVID-19 spiked in the fall so we ended up just doing a walk-through for toys instead,” she says.
The essential purpose of the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry, according to Anderson, is to support new and old families or individuals that are living in Watford City.
“We want to help Watford City feel like home and build a sense of community,” Anderson says.
While typically, the organization caters to those who are undergoing financial hardship, Anderson says that’s not their intended purpose.