Throughout his career, Don Anderson cleared the ground for numerous recognizable structures in and around the Twin Cities. Recently, Local 49 officially recognized the Delano resident
for 45 years of service in the union.
“I loved working on a dozer because I could create things,” said
Anderson. “I got to use my brain and do something different almost
every day. For me, it beat working in a factory where you’re usually
doing the same thing over and over.”
Working on numerous housing developments and helping build Interstate
394, Anderson contributed to and watched with amazement the metro
area’s tremendous westward and northern expansions. He started in 1965
running a dozer for the City of Golden Valley. During his career,
Anderson also worked on projects at St. Cloud State University and
Blaine’s TPC Golf Course.
“I miss working a little,” he said, after being retired five years.
“But I love being retired.”
Like many of Local 49’s retirees, the union’s benefits and health care
package have helped Anderson enjoy his golden years.
“From suburban housing to skyscrapers, Operators like Anderson have
literally built our community,” said Glen Johnson, Local 49’s business
manager. “We owe these Operators great thanks for their dedication and
Angela Kalthoff Photography in Delano hosted its annual Duck Days event recently, which benefited the Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf. In lieu of a session fee, participants donated non-perishable food items for the food shelf. Children enjoyed posing with live baby ducks, and the food shelf received 335 pounds of food.
The Delano Lions annual NCAA basketball championship fundraising event will be Monday, April 5 at the Heritage Center across from the Delano City Hall. The game and the Minnesota Twins opened will both be shown on big screens. Doors will open at 7 p.m.; NCAA game at 8 p.m.; and Twins game at 9 p.m. Lion Vanderlinde’s famous pulled pork will be served, along with fun and fellowship. The cost is $20. Bring a food shelf donation and get a $5 refund at the door.
Organizers are seeking crafters and home-based businesses for the “Craftshow for a Cure” that will be in Delano Saturday, July 4 at Central Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If interested or for more information, call Holly Schrupp at (763) 972-2828.
Organizers are seeking vendors for the Rivertown Boutique in Delano that will be Saturday, April 10 at the Community Education Center in Delano from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If interested or for more information, call Holly Schrupp at (763) 972-2828.
The Delano 2010 Community Guidebook, published by Delano Herald Journal in cooperation with the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce, was inserted to local subscribers of the DHJ in this week’s edition of the newspaper. Additional copies are available at the DHJ office, and will also be available at the city hall, chamber of commerce office, and select newsstand locations around the area.