Chokecherry Kids Dedication | VideoEvan Kruegel | 5/23/2012
"It started in 6th grade with my question of `what is the North Dakota state fruit?`, and we asked and found out we didn`t have one, so we decided we were going to write a letter to the Governor right away saying we wanted the chokecherry to be our state fruit."
Now, six years later, the group formally known as "The Chokecherry Kids," is receiving a special honor. After getting the state to adopt the chokecherry as the state fruit, these students created the chokecherry festival. And now, they`ll have a street named after them.
"I`m excited to be able to drive by our street and say, ‘Hey that street is named after us.’ And see the trees that we planted and maybe some day bring our kids back to see the area. And we planted a few at our elementary school where it all started, so that will be pretty special," said Horob.
Current students at Rickard gave the chokecherry kids a warm welcome before helping them plant a few chokecherry trees.
"We just all are very thankful that we went through with this process, and it looks good on our college resumes also," said Horob.
Chokecherries tend to taste very bitter, but the feeling these students got today was quite sweet.