Three local curlers are one step closer to representing North Dakota in national curling competition twice.

Three local curlers are one step closer to representing North Dakota in national curling competition twice.

Sarah Hodek (Lead), Abbey Kitchens (Skip) and Sydney Steffen (Second), shown here at the Lake Region Curling Club working at the fundraiser held Thursday to help fund their trips to the 2018 Junior Nationals in Detroit, Michigan on Jan. 27 through Feb. 4 and the U18 Nationals in Bemidji, Minn. Feb. 20 through 25.

The Junior teams also consists of Lean Yavarow (Vice Skip) who curls out of the Bemidji Curling Club and the U18 team includes Brandi Niemann (Lead) who curls out of the Grafton Curling Club. For the U18 team Steffen is the Vice Skip. If you were unable to attend the fundraiser on Thursday but would still like to support the local team, contact the Lake Region Curling Club at 662-2555.