6/22/2020 11:33:00 AM Anonymous donor provides for Vets Memorial
John Jordan of Griffin Construction of Chatfield, left, talks with Roger Winch of the Stewartville Veterans of Foreign Wars at the site of the planned VFW Veterans Memorial near the south entrance to the city on Wednesday afternoon, June 17. Jordan began grading the site last week. An anonymous donor has offered a matching, dollar-for-dollar donation of up to $50,000 through the end of 2020 to help pay for the new Memorial.
Although fundraising has been delayed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), an anonymous donor has offered a matching, dollar-for-dollar donation of up to $50,000 through the end of 2020 to help pay for the new Veterans Memorial near Stewartville's south entrance. Heather Holmes of Community & Economic Development Associates (CEDA) of Chatfield, who works with the city's Economic Development Authority to assist current businesses and attract more companies to Stewartville, shared that news with the EDA at its regular monthly meeting last week. "Every dollar we raise from here (until the end of 2020) will be matched, which is pretty exciting," said Holmes, a veteran who is helping the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) chapter raise funds for the project. Holmes told the EDA that as of last week, the VFW, with assistance from the Stewartville American Legion Post 164, has raised... For more on this story pick up your copy of the June 23 Stewartville STAR.