From: Jim Eddy
Top Devil Dog
Hiawatha Valley Marines
What best describes Winona is a community of caring and involved citizens engaged via philanthropy and volunteerism via local business, nonprofits, and local government.
On Saturday, October 13, the Hiawatha Valley Marines experienced this generous giving and support in our effort to restore the Winona Bandshell basement as a potential place for local groups to meet. Thanks to the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation headed by Tim Penny, supplies were provided to seal and paint the basement. This support was then implemented via the Winona Community Foundation, the City of Winona’s fine Park Maintenance Department headed by Steve Jasnoch, and the St. Mary’s University hockey team coached by head coach Bill Moore and his fine assistants Ryan Egan and Alex North. Yes, seventeen (17) St. Mary’s University hockey players showed up to paint the bandshell basement. Wow!
Yes, we in Winona are most fortunate to see the level of cooperation evident in all community endeavors related to the common good of all.
The Hiawatha Valley Marines looks forward to your continued support via such programs as our annual Toys for Tots Drive that has already begun. Thank you so very much.