The Third Annual People Matter Community Carnival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on the grounds of Wachter Middle School in Bismarck.
Here is a little history. People Matter began through a simple conversation between Pastor Les Wolfgram, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, and Wachter Middle School principal, Lee Ziegler, considering how to meet the growing needs of people in our community. That conversation led to the first People Matter Community Carnival held at Wachter Middle School in May 2017. The purpose of the event is to introduce families of school-age children to the many free services that are available to help them. Bismarck Police officers and firefighters participated along with 17 help organizations and churches. Families with school-age children connected with services that could help them enjoy a better life. The carnival atmosphere was enhanced by free food, prizes, bounce houses, a dunk tank, and various games and activities. Wachter Middle School staff and community leaders