By Vicki Wiebenga Morrison

Big thank you from Harvest Hammer group

The Harvest Hammer celebrated its 25th anniversary with more than 500 participants. The Morrison Rotary Club would like to thank City Hall for helping with registration, Community State Bank for allowing the use of its facility for organizational meetings and preparation and the Morrison Unit 6 School District for the use of the school property.

Special thanks to Don Beswick, race day announcer; Sterling-Rock Falls Amateur Radio Society, which provided radio communications; Cottonwood 4-H Club for the water stop; city, county and state police for traffic control; Lions Club, Morrison High School Key Club, MIT students, Mount Carroll Rotarians, Morrison Rotarian spouses, and all the Morrison teachers and community volunteers.

Finally, we thank the generous sponsors who provided the financial support necessary.

Gold sponsors: Dairy Queen Grill and Chill; Ashford University; Morrison Community Hospital; Frontier Communications; CGH Morrison Health and Vision Center; Exelon Generation; Sterling Chevrolet; Waste Management; Wells Fargo Bank; Community State Bank; Prairie Advocate; Whiteside News Sentinel; and Mead’s Bike Shop.

Silver sponsors: Coplan Buckwalter, PC; Central Bank; Ludens, Potter and Melton; Ward, Murray, Pace and Johnson; Pete Harkness Auto Group; Trish Joyce, attorney at law, PC; Woodlawn Arts Academy; Farmers National Bank; Schuler Motors Inc.; CLIMCO; THE National Bank; 1st Farm Credit; H.B. Wilkinson Title Co.; and Morrison True Value Hardware.

Bronze sponsors: Advantage One Credit Union; Law Office of William R. Shirk, PC; Brinkman Building Center; B-Fit; Prairie Ridge Golf Course; Happy Joe’s; RC Smith Transportation; and Northwestern Title, Inc.

In kind (donated product or services): Sullivan’s Foods; HPV Vending; Hardee’s; McDonald’s; HyVee; Nelson, Kilgus, Richey, Huffman and Buckwalter-Schurman; and Robin Green.

Note to readers – Vicki Wiebenga is a member of the Morrison Rotary Club and the Harvest Hammer Committee.

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