Friday Fun Day for MHA Workforce

MHA Employee Fun Day Creates Camaraderie, Respect and Mutual Appreciation

Tribal Chairman Mark Fox got in on the action and enjoyed the friendly competitions at MHA Employee Appreciation Day

By Logan J. Davis

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation employees are appreciated by the leaders of the MHA Nation. An entire day was dedicated to showing the employees and their families that their work and dedication is not being overlooked. 

The hot summer day was made so much better for the employees with the MHA Nation Employee Fun Day. The main hub for activities was in the Four Bears Water Park Parking Lot, but there were also fun activities at the Little Shell Pow Wow Arbor area where there was volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, and a co-ed cornhole contest. 

The 4 Bears Water Park also was free to enjoy from 11 a.m. until 3 o’clock that afternoon and there were plenty of people who jumped at the chance to cool off at the spectacular water park. There were nearly 200 door prizes given out to employees that special day for those who give their effort to make MHA Nation a great place to live and work. Prizes included some incredible items such as patio sets, large-screen televisions, grills, electronics, cookware, and countless other quality items. There was also a bingo played that day for nice prizes in the grand ballroom in the cool confines of the 4 Bears Casino. 

The long day of activities was capped off with a watermelon eating contest and a karaoke singing competition that was won by Dr. Bernice Dubois. Second place was won by Lovell Overlie and third place went to Tyler White.  There were many other prizes and winners last Friday at the MHA Employee Fun Day. 

Every player was on their toes or in the air when the ball was in play at the MHA Employee Appreciation volleyball games
Nothing like shooting a few buckets with the bros on a day recognizing your work
This netter sets up a spike for her volleyball partner in heated action in the Little Shell Pow Wow arena
MHA Nation employees were appreciating the music provided all day long at the employee appreciation day
A big time spike from a leaping volleyball competitor was one of many great action moments at the net
One good thing about the sport of cornhole is that you can do it with one hand
Karaoke champion Dr Bernice Dubois showed great range as she belted out her rendition of a Patsy Cline song
Christine Miller goes for an ace on her serve in the volleyball competition at MHA Employee Appreciation Day
Singing a song by Journey in the karaoke contest was a highlight at the end of a long day for Lovell Overlie
Eyeing the basket in the shooting contest near the Little Shell Arbor as part of the many events for the employees of MHA
Beanbags were in flight much of the day during the cornhole competitions thanks to participants like Andrea Yellowbird
Drifting down the Lazy River in the heat of the day togeher is soothing and cooling for both mom and baby girl
Kids were taking advantage of the free admission and all the fun on the waterslides during the MHA Employee Appreciation Day activities
The 4 Bears Water Park was the place to be for all ages on MHA Employee Appreciation Day