Eileen Bentzen and Roger Johnson speak about the history and plans for the park. Construction is underway and we hope to open in June!
Volunteering their time and equipment, these men spent the day on December 19 finishing up clearing debris and burning the huge pile on the future site of the ATP Veterans Park just west of Iron River. Jules Wilcox was using his back hoe to create the piles that Dennis Glass, of Dennis Glass Construction, was moving to place on the burn pile. Kurt Tibbals of Pine Ridge Land Surveying completed the staking to finalize where the memorial will be built, plus the building and the well, etc. A lot of work was accomplished and the Across The Pond Veterans Park is very appreciative! We can’t build this park without our dedicated volunteers!
Photos: Dennis Glass moving debris.
Jule Wilcox on his backhoe
Pine Ridge Land Surveying employee Kurt Tibbals with the survey plans.
Diane Berweger of the Bayfield Electric Cooperative is shown handing a donation check of $1,000.00 to Ray Kangas, Chairman of Across The Pond Veterans Park. Also presented to the Park was a matching check from COBANK, ACE on behalf of the Cooperative. These donations to the Park are what will add up to complete a memorial park we can all be proud of – thank you!
It’s Official! The Across The Pond Veterans Park Groundbreaking Ceremony took place May 19, 2018 – construction of the Memorial will begin soon! Wonderful day, wonderful attendance – we are so proud!
Photo shows the following, L t R:
Geri Dressen, IR Chamber of Commerce
Representative Beth Meyers, Assembly District 74, Bayfield
Senator Janet Bewley, District 25, Ashland
Janet Clark, representative from Senator Ron Johnson’s office, the Western District of Wisconsin
Jim Miller, Sean Duffy’s staff member
Ray Kangas, Chairman, Across the Pond Veterans Park
Our welcoming sign!
Our Board Members!
Gary Frostman, Jane Snilsberg, Rich Wiitala, Ray Kangas, Kevin Johnson, Eileen Bentzen, Larry Frostman, Roger Johnson.
This is a rendering of what the Memorial will look like when it is finished. Pavers will be available to purchase to be used to commemorate names and services.