The Civic & Commerce group of Richmond made two special awards in the community for the year 2007. In this story, President Anita Reichert introduces our award winner in the area of community service and talks about why they were chosen. You'll meet Tucker and Patti Plantenberg, recipients of the 2007 Richmond Civic and Commerce Community Service Award.
Tucker & Patti Plantenberg own Plantenberg's Food Pride Grocery and Plantenberg's Meats in Richmond. Tucker is the 4th generation in the Plantenberg sausage making family. His great grandfather began making specialty meats back in 1910. Tucker and Patti purchased the grocery story and meat processing plant from Tucker's parents in 1997.
Tucker credits "the gang" at Plantenberg's (their employees) for their long-standing tradition of friendly service and high quality grocery and specialty meats. Tucker and Patti are both very active in the Richmond Civic & Commerce, the Richmond Fire Department, the Richmond River Lakes Days festival, special community projects and their local church.
*********************************** This story was sponsored by the Richmond Civic & Commerce Association promoting business and enhancing the well being of our community. Richmond Civic & Commerce Website
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On July 27, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the ROCORI Build project will be hosting a Minnesota craft beer and wine tasting event at the Side Bar & Grill located on Red River Avenue, Cold Spring, MN.
All proceeds will benefit the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity ROCORI Build project.
Saturday, June 9th, 2012 Cozy Corners Campground Richmond, Minnesota USA
http://www.heartofmnfish.com Here's live video coverage of this year's Heart of Minnesota Fishing Tournament held in Richmond, Minnesota and sponsored by the Richmond Civic and Commerce organization. This was the 29th catch and release tournament that features thousands of dollars in prizes. The weigh-in station and the evening banquet were held at Cozy Corners Campground located on Long Lake, a part of the famous Horseshoe Chain of Lakes that span between Richmond and Cold Spring on the Sauk River. http://www.cozycornerscampground.com/
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 9:45 AM Cold Spring Baseball Field Cold Spring, Minnesota USA
The awards ceremony will take place after the 1K Kids Fun Run at approximately 11:30 am. There will be activities for the kids and refreshments for everyone.
9:45 am - Opening Ceremonies The opening cermony will consist of
welcoming all runners, spectators and volunteers
brief description of the activities and times
Move 5K participants to the starting line
10:00 am - 5K Race Start
11:00 am - 1K Race Start
11:30 am - Awards Ceremony
Move participants, spectators and volunteers to the stands
Give awards for the 5K and 1K events
11:45 am - Closing Ceremony
A special closing ceremony is planned involving all veterans, active duty military, Reservists and National Guard members.
Please join us!!
Old Glory Run coverage from May 16, 2009
As part of DigElog ROCORI’s extended coverage of the 2nd annual Old Glory Run, we had a chance to catch up with John Swanson, one of the inspirations for the Old Glory Run. Swanson, a 10-year military veteran lost his leg in combat. Humble by nature, he often tries to avoid the spotlight but at the same time understands the importance of sharing his story. Like so many other veterans, he appreciates the efforts of people like Curt and Pam Karls that go the extra mile to help reintegrate returning soldiers back into society.
In this story, Swanson discusses how life has changed for him since the last time we saw him. He also shares how the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) has helped with his medical issues over the past year. For those that are not familiar with the Old Glory Run, all proceeds from the event are donated to the Minnesota Chapter of the D.A.V. This is a must see story, and as the 4th of July approaches it is a great reminder of the sacrifices that others make for our freedom.