Minot, N.D. – SRT is co-hosting a community picnic along with other Bottineau area cooperatives on Thursday, October 11thand a tailgating dinner in Velva before the football game on Friday, October 12thas part of Cooperative Month. “Cooperatives See the Future” is the theme of this year’s National Cooperative Month. As part of our commitment to current and future members, we are hosting a variety of outreach activities like this throughout the SRT service territory. SRT, Farmers’ Union of Westhope/Souris/Bottineau, Farm Credit Services, North Central Electric Cooperative, and North Star Community Credit Union are celebrating October as Cooperative Month with a free community picnic. Burgers, brats, salad, chips, drinks and cookies will be served. There will be a variety of carnival games for kids, prize drawings from each co-op, and a $250 cash grand prize! SRT and Verendrye Electric Cooperative are co-hosting a pre-game tailgate dinner at the Velva Aggies vs. Bishop Ryan Lions football game with chili and knoephla soup made by the Velva Senior Center. The dinner will have a freewill offering with proceeds benefiting Velva Park. All are welcome to attend the Community Picnic at the Bottineau Armory (115 6thSt. W) from 3-6pm on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The Football Tailgating Dinner will take place prior to the game at the Velva football field (101 4thSt. W) from 5:30-7pm on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. SRT Communications located in Minot, North Dakota is the state’s largest telecommunications cooperative. SRT services include Internet, Security, TV, Phone and Business Services and has served north central North Dakota since 1951, employs more than 200 people, and serves over 48,000 customers.