Donation to the Manawa Area Veterans Freedom Park

A very generous donation was made to the Manawa Area Veterans Freedom Park by the Shiocton Shadows on the Wolf.
Manawa had raised $270,000 to date and built a Veterans Memorial along with a family park. Shadows on the Wolf (based in Shiocton) built and donated a handicap accessible fishing dock.
Committee chairperson, John Smith, gave a presentation to Shadows on the Wolf about Manawa’s memorial and park plans. Shadows on the Wolf decided because of their need for a fishing dock and because they had three fishing docks already built, it would make a fitting donation. The pier was delivered about six months ago, but some custom work had to be done in order to install the pier. The custom work was done by Crosscut Solutions, owned and operated by Joe and Amy Starr who are also Manawa Area Veterans Freedom Park committee members.
Manawa started this memorial/park a little over two years ago and had raised $270,000 to date.
Manawa has completed the memorial portion of the project, a shelter house is built and now will finish up with the park, which needs playground equipment and a splash pad.
Without the benevolence of area businesses either monetarily or in-kind donations, they would not be this far into the project. Organizations such as Shadows on the Wolf have made it possible for this memorial to our veterans and the “family” side of our park be one step closer to completion.
The pier is handicap accessible and is ready to be used.
The men that were either part of the Shadows on the Wolf, who donated the pier, or were part of the installation of the pier. From left to right: Bob Voelz, Vice President, Shadows on the Wolf; Kevin Conradt, President, Shadows on the Wolf; Joe Starr, Wayne Van Straten, Field Project Director, Shadows on the Wolf, John Smith, Ron Roberts, Dave Kuehl, Herold Peper, Derry Abraham, Kevin Schmude and Remington Hock. Below: the finished handicap accessible fishing dock.
– Submitted photos

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