A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Aug. 18, 1989

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Aug. 18, 1989

Millstream Park project entails running water baths

by Janelle Von Pinnon, publisher

news@thenewsleaders.com

The St. Joseph Lions and Lioness clubs recently began a project to improve Millstream Park. They have begun constructing a 20-foot by 32-foot building, which will be blocked like the existing building, to house flush toilets and a large storage area.

“The need was there,” said George Molus, project chairman. “The park has outdoor facilities now, but we felt there was a need for running water with the amount of people using the park on weekends and meeting nights. The facility is handicapped accessible, too.”

Through available charitable gambling funds and annual fundraisers, the Lions and Lioness clubs will pay for the estimated $15,000 project.

The outer building shell, located 10 feet northwest of the existing shelter, will be erected by Sept. 1. Plans to complete the entire project have been broken down into steps so as to be finished by the spring of 1990 “with the opening of outdoor activities when people will be wanting to use the park,” Molus said.

The 20-foot by 24-foot storage area will harbor the Lions and Lioness records, parade float equipment, movie projectors and gambling winner tickets (which must be kept for two years), and will also be used as a project work area.

“At this time, some of the Lions property is in local businesses and private homes, garages and attics,” Molus said. “Right now, someone may know where everything is, but pretty soon somebody will forget where this is or where that is. Pretty soon you forget what you own. This storage place will consolidate everything into one area.”

Upon completion of this project, the Lions would like to build a picnic/park shelter for the township residents, as more than 90 percent of Lion members are township residents.

Proceeds from all Lions and Lioness fundraisers are used for community betterment.

photo by Janelle Von Pinnon Project chairman George Molus, from the St. Joseph Lions Club, stands on the site of the new building in Millstream Park, which will house running water bathrooms and a large storage area.

photo by Janelle Von Pinnon
Project chairman George Molus, from the St. Joseph Lions Club, stands on the site of the new building in Millstream Park, which will house running water bathrooms and a large storage area.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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