FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Street Fair is one of downtown Fargo’s biggest attractions of the summer season, pulling in thousands from around the region to listen to music, browse at the many arts and crafts vendors’ booths and, of course, enjoy the delectable summer eats from numerous vendors.
Forum Communications Co. has been involved in the action for more than 15 years, serving up open-face pork chop sandwiches that have taken on legendary status.
The chops are cooked by the Underwood, Minn., Lions Club as a fundraiser and one day each year FCC employees serve them under a party tent located at the heart of the Street Fair, offering fair-goers a taste of down-home cooking and a spot to get out of the heat for a few minutes.
Volunteers from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, WDAY TV and Radio and Forum Communications Printing turn out to help the Lions and interact with the public. And the Lions use the money raised to support charities around the region.
The pork chop tent has become a favorite of those regularly attending the Street Fair, many making a special trip just to get their hands on one of the wonderfully seasoned chops, a seasoning which of course remains a secret.
“The Lions do a fantastic job grilling and are in demand around the region,” said Sonjia Anderson, who organizes the event each year. “For many, the pork chop tent is the highlight of the Street Fair, and Forum Communications is proud to be a part of such a fantastic community event.”
The Forum, WDAY TV and Radio and Forum Communications Printing-Fargo are all owned by Forum Communications Co. Forum Communications is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations, and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.