It’s back and better than ever – the DELANO JAYCEES, in partnership with Delano High School National Honor Society, Youth As Resources,Troy Farniok Construction, and Jerome and Marie Andres, will be hosting a HAUNTED WAREHOUSE Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30, and 31 from 6-10 p.m. each night at the old True Value Hardware store location at 129 Bridge Avenue in Delano. Admission is $7 per person/$5 with foodshelf item. Discounted group rates available for church and youth groups. ALL proceeds to benefit the Delano community through the work of the Delano Jaycees!
More details here: http://www.delanojaycees.com/ Come one, come all if you dare!!
Come and join us for the Waggin’ Tails Walk for the Animals Saturday October 9th at Delano Central Park, near the Grandstand. The walk will be along the beautiful new trails of Delano Parks, and your 4-legged friends are invited to join us. The walk will begin at 10:30, and registration will begin at 9:30. Finish the walk back in the park, just in time for the Harvest Fest chili cook-off and medallion hunt. Entry fee is $10 per person. All proceed from this event will be donated to the Wright County Humane society. Please email the director at email@example.com or call 952-484-7981 for more information, registration, or donations. This event is also a service project for a Delano High School National Honor Society student.
Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial
playground manufacturer, will host a grand opening of its newest playground at Barb King Inspiration
Park on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The event will be held at the newly renamed park at the corner of County
Road 30 and Meadowlark Drive in Delano, and will commemorate Barb King, the cofounder of
Landscape Structures who passed away in March 2008 after a seven-month battle with cancer.
Barb cofounded Landscape Structures with her husband, Steve King, in 1971. Since that time, the
pair has introduced many innovations including continuous play, fitness-focused playground products and
environmentally friendly manufacturing processes that have changed the playground industry. For nearly
40 years, Barb worked to fulfill the company’s mission of enhancing the lives of children through play
while honoring the environment.
Because of Barb’s passion for children and nature, she created the Säjai® Foundation, a national
nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and futures for children and families. The Säjai
Foundation continues Barb’s legacy by teaching children and families how to lead healthier and more
Many people remember Barb for her dedication to health, the environment and kids, and the
playground at Barb King Inspiration Park will exemplify all of those attributes. “When designing the
playground, we chose the materials based on their recycled content and recyclability,” explained Steve
King, chairman at Landscape Structures. The materials including the steel posts and aluminum
components contain 50 to 80 percent recycled material.
The look of the playground design is totally unique. “While I was planning the design, I wanted it
to truly be a testament to Barb,” said Steve. “The unique lines and colors, along with the materials, really
accomplish that. The colors have an industrial look and feel to them. Barb always liked things that had a
more industrial style to them. The most unique aspect of the design is the roofs.”
In addition to the one-of-a-kind playground, a concrete plaza was designed to fit between two
play areas—one for 5- to 12-year-olds and the other for ages 2 to 5. On this plaza is a kiosk that provides
visitors with more information about Barb as well as the surrounding landscape. There will also be
HealthBeat™ fitness equipment so that adults can exercise while supervising their children on the play
On Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, Landscape Structures invites children and their
families to Barb King Inspiration Park. Not only will they get to play on the one-of-a-kind playground
equipment, but they will also have an opportunity to learn more about the woman for which the park is
named. In addition, there will be entertainment for the whole family including face painting, balloon
animals and performances by the Teddy Bear Band. Refreshments from Apple Jacks Orchard will be
served. Following the grand opening of the playground, attendees can take part in Delano’s Fall Harvest
Festival from noon to 3 p.m. at Central Park.
Since 1971, Landscape Structures Inc. has been the leading commercial playground equipment
manufacturer in the world. Our employee-owned company is committed to making the world a better
place with active children thriving in leading communities year after year, generation after generation. We
encourage outdoor play that develops healthy kids and a sustainable world by creating innovative
products that are environmentally responsible. Our mission from day one has been to enhance children’s
lives by fostering and creating inspiring play experiences while honoring the environment.
Cast an informed vote! The Delano Chamber is hosting Candidate Forums
October 12th at Delano City Hall
7:00 pm: Delano City Council Candidates
8:15 pm: Delano School Board Candidates
October 14th at Delano City Hall
7:00pm: Delano Mayor Candidates
8:00pm: District 19B House of Representative Candidates
District 19 Senate Candidates
DELANO, MN – National Unplugged Week will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 24, with several events in Delano and surrouding communities. Organizers hope the week’s activities will encourage families to have fun, without “plugging in.”
DELANO, MN – The American Red Cross will be having a blood drive in the gym at Mt. Olive School in Delano from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Angie at (763) 972-2383, Mary at (763) 972-6270, or go to redcrossblood.org.
Delano Sports Center, Inc. will host a fall blood drive Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes, with two donors per time slot. To sign up, go to: http://allstarclub.mbc.org/mobilesch/sc.php and enter “3758” in the sponsor code search box to get started, or call the store at (763) 972-2677.