9/12/2022 11:29:00 AM VFW grateful for donation from SACF
The Stewartville Area Community Foundation, an organization that raises funds to enhance the local community, presented an oversized, ceremonial check to the Stewartville VFW on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31. The VFW will use the funds to build the new Veterans Memorial Park near the city’s south entrance. The Stewartville Area Community Foundation raised the funds by hosting its third Toast and Taste event at the Rochester International Event Center last March. From left are Dan Root of the Stewartville Area Community Foundation, Ed Krusemark, VFW adjutant; Roger Peterson, VFW past commander, Roger Barsness, VFW quartermaster, along with Al Chihak and Kayla Beyer of the Foundation.
With an octagon picnic shelter and a nearby restroom finished, members of the Stewartville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8980 are close to completing the new Veterans Memorial Park near the city's south entrance. Gathered at the site of the Memorial Park on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, VFW leaders accepted an oversized $20,000 ceremonial check from the Stewartville Area Community Foundation, an organization that raises funds to enhance the local community. VFW officials included Roger Peterson, past commander; Roger Barsness, quartermaster; and Ed Krusemark, adjutant, who gratefully accepted the donation from Foundation members Dan Root, Al Chihak, Kayla Beyer and Cheryl Roeder. Barsness thanked the Community Foundation for the funds... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Sept. 13 Stewartville STAR.