Saturday, September 19, 2020

Blyton Park

Members of the Sparta Rotary Club unveil the WWII Memorial in Blyton Park Saturday. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:50am
It took a little longer than planned, but last Saturday, members of the Sparta Rotary Club finally saw its vision of a WWII Memorial in Blyton Park come to fruition. The monument, consisting of three marble stones with 598 names of Sparta area WWII veterans permanently etched into their surface,...
Pictured are workers getting ready to install the monument last week. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:02am
The WWll monument dedication in Blyton Veterans Memorial Park in Sparta is slated for Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. The event culminates the Sparta Rotary Clubs year-long project, which will be celebrated with a short program and unveiling of the monument. The event will be held rain or shine. The...
From left, mother and daughter Lisa Fisher and Nelly Sprawls. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:33am
Before he died, children’s television host Fred Rogers recalled in an interview how when he was a child his mother told him to “look for the helpers” when he was trying to deal with scary news. She could have been referring to Sparta’s Nelly Sprawls, who at almost 15-years old, is doing what she...
Volunteers work on a concrete pad that’s part of the new World War II Memorial that being placed in Sparta’s Blyton Park. The Sparta Rotary Club project will be engraved with the names of nearly area 700 World War II veterans. The project will be completed shortly and a June 20 dedication ceremony is planned. From left – volunteers Bill Wissestad, Karson Knoll, Tony Polkoski, Todd Fahning and Kent Miller. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:13am
With most area Memorial Day activities cancelled over the weekend, the Sparta Rotary Club opted to postpone a dedication ceremony for its new Blyton Park World War II Memorial until later next month. Sparta Rotary member Toni Wissestad, who helped organize the volunteer effort with fellow Rotarian...
Sparta Rotary Club member Toni Polkoski (right) and Sparta High School volunteer Karson Knoll (left) work on the footings of a new World War II memorial that is being erected in Sparta’s Blyton Memorial Park. The monument, which is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, will be engraved with the names of more than 600 area World War II veterans. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:40am
A new World War II memorial in Sparta’s Blyton Park is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, The Sparta Rotary Club project, spearheaded by Rotarian Tony Polkoski, is moving along nicely thanks in part to some nice spring weather. Polkoski and Sparta High School student volunteer Karson Knoll...
U.S. Silica Representative Chelsea Parker presents Rotary President Andy Kuen with the check. Contributed photos
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:22am
The Sparta Rotary Club held a groundbreaking on July 16th for the WWll Monument to be placed in Blyton Park. US Silica presented the group with a check for $2,000. The event drew a nice crowd of members and local officials. The monument is set to be unveiled next Memorial Day. Additional names may...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:53am
One year after installing sidewalks in Blyton Park, the Sparta Rotary Club is looking to enhance the one-block public green space off East Montgomery Street with a new monument. The club is beginning fundraising efforts for a six-foot tall, four-foot wide WWII memorial made of black granite....

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