Friday, June 26, 2020

Home Grown Nutrition Shop Brandon MN

Bradley Challes invites you to come in and visit his 

Heralife Nutrition Shop.

Chippewa Park Development Meeting July 14

Mark your calendars for this important meeting about the future development of Chippewa Park

July 14 from 4 - 7 PM
at the Chippewa Park Shelter
9461 County Rd 108 NW
Brandon Mn 56315

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Remembering Flag Day June 14, 1987 at Chippewa Park

Thirty-three years ago on June 14th was the big Chippewa Park Fun Festival.  The event was held to raise money to purchase the land from Delores and Hillard Nelson.  Douglas County Park Dept became the new owners.  They have done a wonderful job taking care of the park since then.  Every year there are new improvements with more still to come. The Brandon History Center has more information on this subject.   

June 14, 1987

Fergus Falls American Legion Post Flag Group opened the program.

Pat Shea and Bud Greenquist assisted Commander Kelly Ferber to raise the American Flag.

Many horse drawn wagons gave rides throughout the entire park. 

BBQ Food Stand with Jeanine McFarlane, Sharon Johannes, 

Jan Schiele and Brooke Baker

Bingo Games run by the Evansville Senior  Citizen Group

Al  Leifort and the Blue Grass Band

Brandon Fire Department added fun for the kids. 

Brandon High School Pop Choir

Names supplied by Tara Bitzan...Left to right...person in back you can't see I am sure is Chris Thoennes, Michelle Anderson, Laurie Bitzan, Jenna Byrne, Jim Korkowski, Chad Silbernick, Paul Thoennes, Pat Stroh, Kurt Brethorst, Neil Doose, Jeff Kuhn, Tara Johnson, Naomi Lund, Katie Becker, Darcy Black

Horse drawn buckboard rides

Chris Korkowski and Elin Pederson accepting donations for 

purchasing the park land.

Church Food Stand with Yvonne Brede and Joan Fjoslien

Clowning Around !  Curtis Larson

Many clowns to keep everyone smiling 

Brandon Community Choir

Delores and Hillard were special guests of the day. Dennis Korkowski and Skip Brethorst are presenting them with flowers. 

Harriet Sharp is giving a Dog Obedience demonstration.

Don Bitzan and the Blue Knights

Evansville Community Band

 The Face Painter was busy all day.

Brandon Girl Scouts painted signs and garbage cans for Chippewa Park.

Nell Anderson and Bud Greenquist  running the Heritage Display.

Historical Slide Show

Horse drawn rides given over the entire park including across the creek. 

Sheriff Art Eisner with his first prisoner, his daughter Barb.

Dennis and Chris Korkowski in Jail.

Jim Arvidson from Parkers Prairie with one of his Llamas

More of Jim Arvidson's Llamas

Bob Schultz and Les Hermanson at the Lions Lunch Stand.

Lake Region Threshermen from Dalton MN

Shuttles brought people from Brandon and the hay field was used for parking to 
accommodate all of the people.

4-H Petting Zoo

4-H Petting Zoo

Ruth and Dean Plaster at the Popcorn Stand.  Roy Strom is in the background. 

Ray's Rhythum Old Time Music

Brandon Grade School Skit

Brandon Grade School Skit

Brandon Grade School Skit

Brandon Grade School Skit

Round Square -- square dancers

Steam Driven Threshing Machine

Sweet Adelines

Tootin' Gramps

Vikingland Chordsman

Vintage Car Display

People watching Water Skiing Show

West Central MN Muzzle Loaders

West Central MN Muzzle Loaders

West Central MN Muzzle Loaders

West Central MN Muzzle Loaders

At dusk a hot air balloon was prepared for a flight.

Perfect ending for a perfect day.