Above, Thirty-One Gifts independent director Nanette Nelson and her daughter Dalanie of Wadena presented WDC sixth-grade teacher Patty Berg with a teacher tote bag, Aug. 27 as part of a teacher appreciation program. Berg and WDC Kindergarten teacher Shelley Steffens were both nominated to receive the tote bags.
According to Nelson, Ms. Berg was nominated by Jeanne (Nanik) Huff and Mrs. Steffens was nominated by Krystal Kenney-Boyd.
“On my customer Facebook page, I asked customers to nominate a teacher who they felt was deserving of a teacher bag full of school supplies to use in their classrooms courtesy of myself. I had four nominations and two were WDC teachers. Neither one of the teachers had a clue and the nominations were included in the bag so they could read the kind words [from their nominators],” Nelson said.