154 people participated in the 35th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot on Monday, November 6. This parent-child free throw contest was held in the high school gym. There were 10 age categories (combined ages of parent and child) and a turkey was awarded to the top scoring team in each category. Turkeys were provided by Quillin’s and other prizes by Bruening Rock Products, Deco Products, Hovden Oil, Rockweiler Appliance & TV, and T-Bocks Sports Bar & Grill. Turkey and drawing winners should pick up their certificate or prize at the Park-Rec. Office by Thursday, November 9, as the Park-Rec. Office is closed on Friday.
Turkey Winners: 38 & under Megan & Eli Lyon, 39-41 Alex & Bennett Smith, 42-44 Eric & Kaylie Szymanski, 45-47 Mike & Oliver Bollinger, 48-50 Jeff & Gavin Luzum, 51-53 Tadd & Bennett Schutte, 54-56 Sarah & Gavin Groux, 57-59 Kathy & Ryan Oftedahl, 60-62 Mike & Ben Bockman, 63 & up Larry & Elliot Berland
Prize Drawing Winners: Lynnette & Blake Borsheim, Gregg & Kyle Pattison, Sarah & Will Larson, Bryan & Peyton Webb, Jackson & John Pipho, Dave & Dawson Irons, Lori & Carter Rissman, Troy & Hawkins Anderson, Amanda & Payge Webb, Mark & Michael Bean, Samantha & Parker Friederick, Cindy & Garrett See, Nora & Keith Lesmeister, Dawn Watson & Carter Bateman, Ayers & Melissa Awad, Brian & Grady Huinker
A free activity . . . just show up! In this fun family event, a parent and child team up, combine their ages to determine their competition bracket, and each shoot 10 free throws in an attempt to win a certificate for a free turkey. In addition, all teams are eligible for a prize drawing. The “shoot” will be held in the DHS Main Gym on Monday, November 6, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Winning teams will be posted on the Park-Rec. website and Facebook on Wednesday, November 8. This free event is sponsored by Quillin’s Food Center, Bruening Rock Products, Deco Products, Hovden Oil, Rockweiler Appliance & TV, and T-Bocks Sports Bar & Grill.
Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah will close for the season on Sunday, October 29. The last night of camping will be Saturday, October 28. All campers and tents will need to be removed from the campground by regular check out time on Sunday, October 29. Thank you for a wonderful camping season, we hope you will visit us again next spring.
The new Dog Park will be located on a 2-acre plot of land behind the Decorah Walmart. Donations are being collected for this new park and will be matched dollar-for-dollar if received by Thursday, October 26. The Phase 1 Goal of $30,000 is within reach as contributions and matching dollars currently total $22,000. Upon reaching the $30,000 goal, work can begin on Phase 1 of this project which includes seeding, fencing and signage. This project was initiated by community members. Charitable donations can be sent to: Decorah Parks and Recreation Dog Park, 400 Claiborne Drive, Decorah, IA 52101. All checks must be made out to: Decorah Parks & Rec Dog Park.
Join us for a fun, free, open house event for the whole family in the parking lot behind the Fire Department on Saturday, October 7, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Kids will have the opportunity to explore their favorite vehicles including police, fire and emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and city maintenance vehicles. This event is hosted with the Fire Department in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, and includes a free hot dog lunch. For more information, contact the Decorah Parks and Recreation Office at (563) 382-4158.
The Decorah Parks and Recreation Board has established a new permanent endowment fund with the Winneshiek County Community Foundation (WCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), to support the future of the Decorah Park System. The purpose of the endowment fund is to help maintain and enhance Decorah’s many parks and trails, its recreational facilities, the campground and swimming pool. The Parks and Recreation Board established the fund with an initial $10,000 investment.