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Spooner's Railroad Park is an incredible asset to the City of Spooner. We hope that you'll join us and donate to the project to see it come to fruition. It will take years of hard work, but in the long run, it will be beyond worth the work. We hope that this becomes a place for community members and visitors to spend time and appreciate the rich railroad history of our area.

Our tax ID # is:  86-2632575

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Yard Master ($5000+)

  • Thompson Family
  • George A. & Pam McLellan Petry III
  • Spooner Business Improvement District
  • Class of 1966-Elkhorn Trailhead LLC
  • Spooner/Trego Lions Club
  • Stresau Laboratory, Inc.
  • Joe & Judy Powers Family & Families of Beniamino Lombard, Isaac M. Lager, Herbert J. Powers, Richard E. Powers
  • Spooner Health
  • Gary & Judy Cuskey
  • LP Building Solutions

Conductor ($1000-$4999)

  • George J. Petry, Jr.
  • Terri Reiter & Fred Kosmach
  • Staves Family
  • Patricia J Swan in memory and honor of Paul "Edward" Wetzel
  • Schmitz's Economart
  • Scott & Jenny Corbin
  • Johnson Financial Group
  • Drew and Laura Lake
  • Katherine Berndt
  • Gene M. Thompson Trust
  • Top of WI Properties
  • AARP Wisconsin “Small Dollar, Big Impact” Grant
  • Jerry & Debbie Thompson, Benson-Thompson, Inc. in memory of Dick Gilberg: Roadmaster
  • Jan Masterjohn in memory of: Ralph Masterjohn, Joe Masterjohn, The Nick Masterjohn Family, and David Masterjohn
  • Delores Donovan: Thomas F. Donovan, Mayor of Spooner, WI 1972-1980
  • The Churchill Family
  • JoAnn Perro
  • Spooner Liquor Store-Margie Costello
  • Perlick Distillery, LLC

Engineer ($250-$999)

  • David Aardappel
  • George & Dorothy Dumontier
  • Robert & Wendy Elliott
  • George L. Petry, Sr.
  • Terri Lynn Sabby
  • Gene Wisner
  • The Menkol Family
  • Spooner Funeral Home
  • Pat Kytola
  • Connie Salquist Memorial in Memory of Del Salquist
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars Grant Fund: Terri Reiter & Fred Kosmach
  • Anonymous Donation
  • United Way Committee, Nexen Group, Inc.
  • Tim Reedy and Family
  • Connie Salquist In Memory of Del Salquist
  • Shell Lake State Bank
  • Lynne Bishop and Bill Ficken
  • Sacco Group-Vic Sacco-Edina Realty
  • Perlick Distillery, LLC
  • Northwest Wisconsin Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited
  • Anonymous Local Business Donation
  • CCF Bank
  • Christopher R. Barke
  • Ed and Akemi Fischer
  • Brad Patchin
  • JoAnn Jordan in Memory of Matt & Evelyn Reiter
  • Vicki Shaffer: Edward Jones Investments
  • Jack Pine Savage Days
  • Round Man Brewing Company
  • The Dock Coffee
  • Don and Nancy Shaner
  • Lakes & Trails Marine & Small Engine In Memory of Dave Freeman & Del Salquist
  • Spooner Garden Club
  • Larry & Diane Neste
  • Brede Family
  • Barron Electric Cooperative
  • Gaye & Sarah Stariha In Memory of Jerry Stariha

Gandy Dancer (<$250)

  • Ernest R. Moll, Jr. & Lois B. Moll
  • Mr. James Lindberg
  • Martin Fair
  • Chuck Okonek & Beverly Stencel in memory & honor of Del Salquist
  • Amy Costello in memory of Del Salquist
  • Joseph & Marianna Menko-2019 & 2020
  • Anonymous In Memory of Uncle Del
  • Charles & Peggy Ann Busch in memory of Del Salquist
  • Gary and Terri Steinke in memory of Del Salquist
  • The Chocolate Studio/Tamara Andrews-Herskovic and Family
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars Grant Fund: Terri Reiter & Fred Kosmach
  • Chris Bruce
  • Bruce and Kathleen Laird
  • Michael T. & Mary Jo Mishou

In-Kind Donations

  • Michael & Mabi Plisky; 1000 Model Railroader magazines
  • Ken Staves, Brad Patchin, Del Salquist; hours of time, resources, and construction on the Spooner Scale: Del Salquist Memorial Weigh Station; picnic table restoration; built the railway barrior between parking lot and Pavilion
  • Railroad Memories Museum, Tim Belter; Del Salquist memorial sign
  • Del Salquist; posts for Roundhouse Historic sign
  • Greg Vreeland; picnic tables and many railroad ties and rail products for the Park 
  • AJ Salquist; Del's railroad ties to the Park for use in landscaping
  • Julie Hustvet in honor & memory of Kenneth Hustvet
  • Fred Kosmach & Ken Staves for resources and hours spent on staining the pavilion, especially Ken!
  • The City crew under David Olson; various projects at the Park
  • Terri Reiter and Fred Kosmach; grass seed, stain
  • Terri Reiter; project managment in planning and the construction of the pavilion and benches
  • Mike Macone; paid for basalt on ATV Access 
  • Lee Nelson; volunteered his and his employee's labor and time to install volleyball courts
  • Allen Jones-Traditional Artisans; donated additional work items completed at no cost to FORRP
  • Terri Reiter and Fred Kosmach; 2 loads of washed sand
  • Northland Paint Supply: deep discount on paint and stain for the Roundhouse
  • Army National Guard Staff Sgt. David Daley troops from Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) cleared/cleaned the historic turntable pit of debris, trash, brush and trees
  • Wisconsin Lumberjacks painted/stained and refreshed the historic roundhouse
  • Jon Alesch: lunch for the Lumberjack volunteers

Yard Master ($5000+)

  • Thompson Family
  • George A. & Pam McLellan Petry III
  • Spooner Business Improvement District
  • Class of 1966-Elkhorn Trailhead LLC
  • Spooner/Trego Lions Club
  • Stresau Laboratory, Inc.
  • Joe & Judy Powers Family & Families of Beniamino Lombard, Isaac M. Lager, Herbert J. Powers, Richard E. Powers
  • Spooner Health
  • Gary & Judy Cuskey
  • LP Building Solutions

Conductor ($1000-$4999)

  • George J. Petry, Jr.
  • Terri Reiter & Fred Kosmach
  • Staves Family
  • Patricia J Swan in memory and honor of Paul "Edward" Wetzel
  • Schmitz's Economart
  • Scott & Jenny Corbin
  • Johnson Financial Group
  • Drew and Laura Lake
  • Katherine Berndt
  • Gene M. Thompson Trust
  • Top of Wisconsin Properties
  • Joe & Judy Powers Family
  • AARP Wisconsin “Small Dollar, Big Impact” Grant
  • Jerry & Debbie Thompson, Benson-Thompson, Inc. in memory of Dick Gilberg, "Roadmaster"
  • Jan Masterjohn in memory of: Ralph Masterjohn, Joe Masterjohn, The Nick Masterjohn Family, and David Masterjohn
  • Delores Donovan: Thomas F. Donovan, Mayor of Spooner, WI 1972-1980
  • The Churchill Family
  • JoAnn Perro
  • Spooner Liquor Store-Margie Costello
  • Perlick Distillery, LLC

Engineer ($250-$999)

  • David Aardappel
  • George & Dorothy Dumontier
  • Robert & Wendy Elliott
  • George L. Petry, Sr.
  • Terri Lynn Sabby
  • Gene Wisner
  • The Menkol Family
  • Spooner Funeral Home
  • Pat Kytola
  • Connie Salquist "Memorial in Memory of Del Salquist"
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars Grant Fund: Terri Reiter & Fred Kosmach
  • Anonymous Donation
  • United Way Committee, Nexen Group, Inc.
  • Tim Reedy and Family
  • Connie Salquist in memory of Del Salquist
  • Shell Lake State Bank
  • Lynne Bishop and Bill Ficken
  • Sacco Group-Vic Sacco-Edina Realty
  • Perlick Distillery, LLC
  • Northwest Wisconsin Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited
  • Anonymous Local Business Donation
  • CCF Bank
  • Christopher R. Barke
  • Ed and Akemi Fischer
  • Brad Patchin
  • JoAnn Jordan in Memory of Matt & Evelyn Reiter
  • Vicki Shaffer: Edward Jones Investments
  • Jack Pine Savage Days
  • Round Man Brewing Company
  • The Dock Coffee
  • Don and Nancy Shaner
  • Lakes & Trails Marine & Small Engine In Memory of Dave Freeman & Del Salquist
  • Spooner Garden Club
  • Larry & Diane Neste
  • Brede Family
  • Barron Electric Cooperative
  • Gaye & Sarah Stariha In Memory of Jerry Stariha

Gandy Dancer (<$250)

  • Ernest R. Moll, Jr. & Lois B. Moll
  • Mr. James Lindberg
  • Martin Fair
  • Chuck Okonek & Beverly Stencel in memory & honor of Del Salquist
  • Amy Costello in memory of Del Salquist
  • Joseph & Marianna Menkol
  • Anonymous In Memory of Uncle Del
  • Charles & Peggy Ann Busch in memory of Del Salquist
  • Gary and Terri Steinke in memory of Del Salquist
  • The Chocolate Studio/Tamara Andrews-Herskovic and Family
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars Grant Fund: Terri Reiter & Fred Kosmach
  • Chris Bruce
  • Bruce and Kathleen Laird
  • Michael T. & Mary Jo Mishou

In-Kind Donations

  • Michael & Mabi Plisky; 1000 Model Railroader magazines
  • Ken Staves, Brad Patchin, Del Salquist; hours of time, resources, and construction on the Spooner Scale: Del Salquist Memorial Weigh Station; picnic table restoration; built the railway barrior between parking lot and Pavilion 
  • Railroad Memories Museum, Tim Belter; Del Salquist memorial sign
  • Del Salquist; posts for Roundhouse Historic sign
  • Greg Vreeland; picnic tables and many railroad ties and products for the Park 
  • AJ Salquist; Del's railroad ties to the Park for use in landscaping
  • Julie Hustvet in honor & memory of Kenneth Hustvet
  • Fred Kosmach & Ken Staves for resources and hours spent on staining the pavilion, especially Ken!
  • The City crew under David Olson, for all their work on various projects at the Park
  • Terri Reiter and Fred Kosmach grass seed, stain
  • Terri Reiter; project managment in planning and the construction of the pavilion and benches
  • Mike Macone; paid for basalt on ATV Access
  • Lee Nelson; volunteered his and his employee's labor and time to install volleyball courts
  • Allen Jones-Traditional Artisans; donated additional work items completed at no cost to FORRP
  • Terri Reiter and Fred Kosmach; 2 loads of washed sand
  • Northland Paint Supply: deep discount on paint and stain for the Roundhouse
  • Army National Guard Staff Sgt. David Daley troops from Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) cleared/cleaned the historic turntable pit of debris, trash, brush
  • Wisconsin Lumberjacks painted/stained and refreshed the historic roundhouse
  • Jon Alesch: lunch for the Lumberjack volunteers