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Cut Ribbon"A formal ribbon cutting ceremony took place Saturday, Sept.14 at Coleman Tower Park, located across from Pelkin's Piggly Wiggly in the Village of Coleman to open the playground with all new equipment. Village officials along with family members and representatives were present at the ceremony. Ellen LaMarche, had the honor of officially cutting the ribbon and opening the park. Pictured front row left to right; Chad Mursau, Dennis Gross, Tim Gould, Kat Meissner, Ellen LaMarche, Glenn Woulf and Katie Torres. Back Row; Thad Majkowski, Jodi Karas, Jeff Gosa and Paul Kust.
Ellen LaMarche, Cuts Ribbon At New Coleman Tower Park
Issue Date: September 19, 2019
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Coleman Tower Park, Saturday, Sept. 14 to celebrate the new renovations and playground equipment. The $80,000, "Discover Through Play" project was made possible due to a large donation from Ellen (Chase) LaMarche of Neenah, in honor of her parents, Donald and Margaret Chase, longtime Coleman residents.
The project was started in June of this year and completed in early September. Ellen LaMarche, was a former teacher in the Seymour School District for many years and a 1960 graduate of Coleman High School. LaMarche said she wanted to give something back to the community that was educational to children because of her background in education and so the Discover Through Play project became a reality.
Others who assisted in the completion of the project included; Paul Kust of Kust Sand and Gravel, who hauled the landscaping stone; Cedar Corp, with a monetary donation; Rod Marquardt donated the Coleman Tower Park-Thank you sign and the Town of Pound with excavation help. Pelkin's Piggly Wiggly donated snacks and refreshments which were enjoyed after the ceremony. The new playground consists of slides, swings and other forms of play equipment. Along with the equipment, a bench swing was donated by Kat (Zeimer) Meissner in memory of her late daughter.
Supervisor Tim Gould, spoke briefly before the actual ribbon cutting and thanked everyone for attending as well as thanking everyone who had a part in the project. Village President Glenn Woulf, in his remarks said without people like this in our village the project would not be possible.