Terrific News Tuesday

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Mary Pickford

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Tax Day Freebies/Discounts
  • Ice Breaker Road Race
  • Fight Childhood Hunger Week
  • On the Road
  • National Park Week
  • The Accident

Tax Day Freebies/Discounts:

KFBB in Great Falls reported that since Tuesday (today) is Tax Day, several businesses are offering discounts. Some of the businesses in Great Falls participating and their discounts are:

At Arby’s, you can get free curly fries. Head in to Beef O’Brady’s for 15% off your bill. Papa John’s customers can get a large, three topping pizza and a 2 liter for $10.40. At Sonic, it’s happy hour all day, meaning drinks are all half price. Pizza Hut is offering 30% off all online orders. But the free stuff isn’t limited to just restaurants. Take 10% off any purchase at Barnes & Noble. Score 10% off at Dollar General, or grab 15% off your order at Payless Shoes.

Click HERE to see freebies/discounts nationwide.

Ice Breaker Road Race:

Spring is really here because it’s time for the annual Ice Breaker Road Race in Great Falls, Montana. This is the 38th annual race that attracts over 4,000 runners, joggers, and walkers each year.

This is one the things that make Great Falls a wonderful place to live.

The race is scheduled for Sunday, April 23. More information can be found HERE.

Fight Childhood Hunger Week:

This week (April 17-23) is Fight Childhood Hunger Week in Montana.

According to an article in the Great Falls Tribune, Gov. Steve Bullock kicked off Fight Childhood Hunger Week on Monday at Sentinel High School in Missoula, helping fill the fridge and freezer at the Family Resource Center where students will have access to healthy foods throughout the school day.

More information can be found HERE.

On the Road:

Pro football player Konrad Reuland died from a brain aneurysm last November. He was 29. Months before that day, Reuland had checked the organ donor box on his driver’s license application.

Many years before when Reuland was 11 or 12 he met professional baseball player Rod Carew. Her talked about meeting Carew all day according to his mother and said he wanted to be a pro athlete like Carew.

Carew suffered his own health problems and needed a heart transplant. Read/watch the rest of this touching story HERE.

National Park Week:

The good news is that we are starting National Park Week (April 15-23). You could get in free to National Parks last weekend and this upcoming weekend, April 22–23.

More details can be found HERE.

The Accident:

From the Huffington Post…

Ben Sowards, an artist, author and father from Utah, got a call from his wife that their 6-year-old daughter, Valerie, had “an accident” at school and needed to be picked up. Sowards knew his daughter was mortified, but he thought if he could make her laugh everything would be fine.

Read what he did to make her laugh HERE.