Family, friends, food and fun is the recurring theme of Watford City’s annual Homefest held the last weekend every June. It’s just one of many annual, community events Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Mary Gumke oversees, including Ribfest, Art in the Park, Parade of Lights, Turkey Bingo, Trail of Treats and the much anticipated Wine on the Nine Golf Scramble and Social, to name just a few. A graduate of Watford City High School, Mary spent 18 years living in Idaho before her husband landed a teaching job back in Watford City, allowing their family of six to move “home.” Mary’s entire family, parents included, lend a hand in making the events possible, along with the aid of countless other volunteers who come together with the goal of instilling hometown pride while promoting local businesses.