Lion Izzy Israelson, tournament organizer, and Lions President Mike Gold present the Park Association President Bob Hamann with a check for $3,689. Funds are designated to the WWII Wall of Honor.
The August 10th 5K Race at Pine Grove Park raises $2,500 for the Veterans Park.
- Men’s: Overall Derek Dilly, 1st Sam Hemmerich, 2nd Joe Zimmerman, 3rd Keve Zeigler
- Women’s: 1st Alison Olssen, 2nd Crystal Mcgruder, 3rd Dawn Captain
- Kids for Fun: 1st Vance Vejtasa, 2nd Estella Mcgruder, 3rd Aabree Hove
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This year’s annual SVP fundraiser dinner will be held at Timbers Restaurant and Event Center located at: 1220 2nd Ave NE, Staples, MN 56479. The event date is Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
As part of the Staples Parks and Recreation holiday events, Luminaries were displayed in the park from November 30 to December 1 in honor of all Staples veterans.
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Raising the 80’ flagpole and flying the 20’X30’ flag was quite an undertaking. This was done by a collaborative effort starting with the Staples Rotary Club. The Rotary Club began a fundraising campaign in 2005 and continued into 2006. The flagpole was purchased and put in storage. Contributors to this effort were; Staples Rotary Club, Staples Host Lions Club, City of Staples, Staples Community Foundation, Todd Wadena Electric Coop, Knife River, and others.
Construction on the flagpole began on August 12th of 2009, just in time for the Annual Railroad Days Celebration. The big flag was displayed in the Railroad Days Parade and was taken to the Veterans Park and officially raised for the first time.
Construction continued with the installation of the lights for the flag. The posts for the lights were donated by Staples Precision MetalCraft. The lights for the flag were donated in part by the Todd Wadena Electric Coop’s “Roundup” program.