Ronald McDonald Celebrates 25 Years

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BISMARCK, ND The Ronald McDonald House of Bismarck celebrated 25 years of service with an ice cream social.

It's provided lodging for more than 4,600 families of hospitalized children since it opened.

Tigirlily performed several songs and children enjoyed giveaways.

The organization provides housing to about 200 families each year.

"When a family gets a diagnosis of a serious illness their world pretty much falls apart and especially if they are from out of town. So we can provide a safe, warm place for them to stay at a minimal cost there is no charge if the family is unable to pay for that," said Kathy Keiser, executive director of RMHC Bismarck .