Dunbar veterans picnic Aug. 11
By LISA M. REED
DUNBAR, Wis. – Dunbar’s Third Annual Community Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Dunbar Veterans Park.
The Dunbar Veterans Park Committee is planning the picnic.
The Veterans Tribute Trailer will be at the picnic with an opening ceremony by the Red Coats at 11:30 a.m.
This year’s menu includes pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, and a pie table with ice cream.
Beverages, including beer, will also be available for purchase.
Raffles will be held all day.
T-shirts will also be for sale.
Larry White of Dunbar will provide hay wagon rides.
Because of the lack of parking, Dun-Good Riders will be running a shuttle wagon ride every 15 minutes from the Dun-Good/Dunbar Sportsmans Club Park and Ride, located off Airport Road. There will also be handicap parking at the park.
Kids games, including a bounce house and dunk tank, are part of the day’s activities.
A horseshoe tournament will also be held.
A band will play from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A paddle wheel will run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bingo will be played from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Prize drawings will be at 6 p.m. First place is a homemade quilt-made by a veteran, second place is a grill with grill tools and third place is an Adirondack chair and gas cards.
“Come enjoy a day of relaxation and fun with us,” committee members said.
The committee is in need of donations for raffle prizes.
Anyone willing to donate items can call Diana Schultz at (715) 324-5737 to make arrangements for someone from the committee to pick them up.
Located at the corner of County O and Highway 8 in Dunbar, Wis., the park’s purpose is to honor all military veterans past and present.
Veteran’s and their families can also purchase a brick that will be custom inscribed and placed at the memorial.
The park is dedicated to the late Swede Monsen, who served for 27 years and flew cargo planes in Vietnam.
Many town residents helped build the park that includes a pavilion, child’s play area, an information booth, a pump station, a memorial stone that was found on Rock Road in Dunbar, and two permanent grills.
A community picnic is held once a year in August to raise funds for the upkeep of the park, annual scholarships for Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Armstrong Creek Schools, frequent donations to the Iron Mountain Veterans Administration for veterans needs/activities, and to help support other veteran groups needs.