State Parties


Dakotas Patio Party – March 14

Steve Perkins

North Dakotans and South Dakotans and friends from Sun Lakes and surrounding areas are all invited to the annual North and South Dakota Party held at Palo Verde Country Club on Thursday, March 14.

It is a casual format, much like the 2018 Patio Party. We again have an event sponsor, Dakota-based Western State Bank, with branches here in Arizona. We will have nice door prizes and lots of fun.

Please spread the word. To save money, we are only doing email mailings, so please make sure all your Dakota friends know about the party. We need your help! Please don’t assume everyone knows about it. Spread the word faster than Grandma’s country party line phone.

Cost is $15 per person and includes the buffet dinner. The event will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Tickets must be purchased in advance!

The drinks, well, other than Grandma’s coffee and “lemonade,” you just got to spend your own coins. That means it is a cash bar.

Don’t miss it! Act today to get a spot before those Canadians come across the border and grab your place. Ah, shucks, they can come too; everybody is welcome at a Dakota Party.

For more information and reservations, contact [email protected], Marianne Perkins at 507-227-2099, Steve Perkins at 507-920-3532, Corrine Zimmerman at 701-219-4689 or Willard Pederson at 218-791-0140.

Minnesota Patio Party – March 23

Minnesotans and friends from Sun Lakes and nearby areas are all invited to the annual Minnesota Patio Party held at the Palo Verde Country Club in Sun Lakes. Cost of $20 per person includes a buffet dinner. Come join the fun and win some raffle prizes. Event will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23. Please contact us by March 17, as we need a headcount for dinners.

For information or reservations contact: Marge Brower at 320-248-5600, Stu or Sara Bennerotte at 612-581-3779, Ed Bader at 612-730-5098, Gary Fuchs at 952-412-0375, Carol Fuchs at 952-412-0370 or Mary Pietrini at 651-308-5717.