Pictured from the left Paul Arnoldi, Lowell Helget, Joe Stremcha, Floyd Rogotzke-Sons of the American Legion,Steve Helget, Dawn Buddensiek-Mayo Foundation,  Dale Knutson, Lori Milbrath- Roland Boettger Trust, Ramsey Beyer, Jodi Pieschel-The Pieschel Foundation, Dale Lindmeier, J.D. Davidson-American Legion, Judy Rubey, Ryan Breisch and Keith Kottke.

Groundbreaking ceromony held for new conncession stand

Community members plus City and School officials were all smiles as they broke ground on the new concession stand and restrooms at Riverside Park on Wednesday Oct. 23.

The new building was a collaboration between the city and school in a joint powers agreement. Each entity donated $25,000. to the project. The rest of the funds needed to build the project were donated by the community. 

“Ninety percent of the project’s costs was through donations,” said Joe Stremcha, City Manager, adding It’s nice to see community support.” 

The top five community donors to the project include; The American Legion, The Sons of the American Legion, The Pieschel Foundation, The Roland Boettger Trust and the Mayo Foundation. 

The project’s cost is about $501,000. and donations are still coming in for the project. 

The heavy lifting for the project began in 2017. Once completed there will be a plaza, with restrooms, including a family restroom and a concession stand. 

Work on the new building began on Oct. 17 and they anticipate that it will be completed in May.

“They’ll be hard at work this winter,” said Stremcha

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