AMVC and NDSC Viking donate pork for CCMH Foundation picnic

posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in News

Pictured are Patrick Rime, CCMH Foundation board president, and Pat Hoffarth, CCMH Foundation board vice president, as they prepare the sausage for the picnic event.


To alleviate the expenses of hosting the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Foundation picnic last week, AMVC and North Dakota Sow Center Viking donated a hog.

This annual event is open to the community and each year there is a free-will offering to raise funds for a certain project. The year’s goal was to raise money for eight new hospital beds.

“Donations from the picnic and other special events go towards equipment for the hospital,” said Foundation Director, Mary Shankar. “The community is a very great supporter of the foundation and the work that we do.”

The CCMH Foundation raises money with help of the community to provide the hospital with needed equipment and improvements, as well as provide local high school students with annual scholarships. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the CCMH Foundation picnic.

NDSC Viking is a multiplier sow farm located south of Langdon, and houses about 4,800 sows. AMVC Management Services manages 115,000 sows across eight different states and is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa.