The Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W. POW/MIA Honor Guard joined the Eden Valley Legion and Auxiliary, Legion Firing Squad, Eden Valley Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Eden Valley-Watkins high school band in celebrating Memorial Day May 27. Eden Valley native Lt. Col. Steven Thielen was the special speaker for the ceremony, and Rev. Bryan Hopfensperger gave the invocation and benediction. Our online Photo Gallery contains many more photos from all four Memorial Day services that we covered. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
Fr. Tom Olson celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on May 20. There was a celebration held at the Church of St. Anne Sunday, May 19, with members of both his parishes, St. Nicholas and Church of St. Anne, helping. The anniversary celebration was held following the 10 a.m. mass. Helping Fr. Tom with the service were the Knights of Columbus and classmate and fellow priest Fr. Tom.
Father Tom with Father Tom celebrating mass at the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood May 20. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
“How Does Your Garden Grow?” Ask the Master gardener, Sue Johnson of Buffalo at a brunch held just for you at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13,
The Cokato Museum & Historical Society will host its annual Memorial Day Open House from 9 a.m. to Noon Monday, May 27. Stop by the museum for refreshments before, during, and after the Cokato Legion and Auxiliary parade and program.
This will be the final day for our current display, Cokato Is Open For Business. Visitors can also see some of the many changes we have been making to our exhibit gallery as we work to update those areas.
For more information please contact the museum (320) 286-2427, or e-mail, cokato
The Cokato Museum is a cooperative effort of the City of Cokato and the Cokato Historical Society.
Assemble for the parade at the west side of the American Legion building at 10:30 (Legion Firing Squad members, all other Legion members, at 10:30 at the Legion Post) The parade will consist of the Colors with the Guard, all veterans and members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary, POW/MIA Honor Guard, Eden Valley Girl Scouts, Eden Valley Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts.
The parade will begin on Stearns Avenue, west to State Street, and south to the Legion Park.