Capital Campaign Contributors

Capital Campaign

In 2011, the Stan and Lydia Bauman family donated money to build a home for the Merrill City Band in Normal Park. The beautiful gazebo has been used for concerts and many other events ever since. The band wants to give back to a very supportive community by taking the lead in a fund drive to develop the park for even more people to use.


A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all Wednesday night concert audience members who buy 50/50 raffle tickets.


The new facility was ready for use by all community members in 2018. It includes restrooms,  a concession stand, a warming house, and storage area. Additional trees, new walkways, benches, historic lighting, bike racks, landscaping, more picnic tables, and permanent trash bins are also on the list. In addition to the fund drive the band is spearheading, the Optimist Club is working to raise funds to put in a small ADA compliant playground and work will get underway in the summer of 2019.


The Capital Campaign’s goal is to raise $599,602, with about 58% of that going to park development. We’ve received contributions to date fromcorporations, community organizations and foundations, small businesses, and individuals. Donations have been in amounts from $5 up to $75,000, as well as many in-kind donations that help raise funds.

We thank everyone that has donated to this great project!

Corporate Donors

Church Mutual Insurance Company

River Valley Bank

Ace Hardware


Associated Bank

BMO Harris


Dairy Queen

Dave’s County Market

Drew’s Piggly Wiggly



KFC/Taco Bell

Kwik Trip

Lee’s Piggly Wiggly

Lincoln Community Bank

Marshfield Clinic Health System



Merrill Courier

Merrill Federal Savings and Loan Association

Merrill Foto News

Mitchell Metal Products

Park City Credit Union

Reindl Printing Inc.

Remington Oil Company, Inc.



Weinbrenner Shoe Company




Community Organizations and Foundations

Alumni of the Lincoln County Teachers College


Avenue Pool League
    In memory of Darlene “Chick” Caylor


Athens Lions Club

Bierman Family Foundation, Inc.

Church Mutual Christmas IS Committee

Citizens for Decency – Lincoln County

City of Merrill

Class of 1951

Corning Allstars
Hostvedt Foundation

Laureate Alpha Alpha

Merrill Area Community Foundation

Merrill Area Concert Association, Ltd.

Merrill Area Housing Authority

Merrill Chamber of Commerce

Merrill City Band

Merrill Fraternal Order of Eagles #584

Merrill Flower Basket Committee

Merrill Fraternal Order of Eagles #584 Auxiliary

Merrill Garden Club

Merrill Ice Draggers

Merrill Ice Reflections Figure Skating Club

Merrill Lions Club

Merrill Police Association
Parks and Recreation Department

Preceptor Alpha Beta

River Valley Bank Foundation

Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross

The Study Class

Thirsty Night Pirates

Tomahawk Lions Club

Wausau Community Theatre


Small Business Donors

Avenue Bar

Breaman Merrill Ford

Brickner’s Park City
Briq’s Softserve

Carl’s Liquor Store
Checkered Churn
China Inn
Chip’s Hamburgers

Chubb Federal Insurance Company

Clark’s Cup N Cone

Country Gals
Courtside Furniture

Dick’s Antique Music Repair


Eagles Club
Ed and Sharon’s

First Street Coffee Station
Friendship House

Geiss Meat Service

Gleason Bowling Center
Golden Harvest Market

Gold Medal Trailer Sales
Greg’s Gruett’s Appliance

Hall Drywalling

Hargraves Appliance Center

Heartland Cenex C-Store

Holiday West
Hugo’s Pizza
Humphrey’s Pub


Johnsons of Merrill
JX Technology Solutions

KB Body Shop
Kathy and Cal’s Club 64

Klug’s Country Gold
Kozy Korner
Ku’s Wokery

LeRoy’s Hair Care Center
Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes
Los Mezcales

Ma’s Place

Merrill Community Bank

Merrill Country Store
Merrill Courier

Merrill Foto News
Merrill  House of Music
Mike’s Barber Shop
Miller Home Furnishing
Murray and Associates, Inc.

Napa Auto Parts

One Way Collision Center

Park City Realty

Peterson Sand and Gravel
Pine Ridge Family Restaurant

RD Properties of Wisconsin

Riverside Athletic Club
Riverwood Educational Services

R.T.L. Electric

Salvo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

Sawmill Brewing Company

SGS Environmental Contracting
Silver Birch Supper Club
Skipper’s Restaurant
Social and Sick Benefit Society
Stacy Literski Photography

Sweeter Times

The Living Room

The Pizza Shop

3’s Company

Trophy Bar

Victory Lane

VIP Office Products & Radio Shack Store

Willie’s Tire Center
Wisconsin Building Supply

Wit’s End Day Spa

Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe

Z-Best Car Wash

Individual Donors

Ted and Jennifer Aarrestad

Jack and Helene Ader

Rod and Leah Akey

Judy Anderson



Lynn and Derek Archer

Tom and Mary Ball


Linda Becker
    In Memory of Fred Mumma


Linda Becker
    In Memory of Art (Bud) and Audrey Taylor


Linda Becker and Greg Eichelkraut

Judy Bondioli

June Bonke

Helen Brandt

Fred and Karen Bruckert

Delaney Campbell

Ninette Candler

Robert and Delores Casper

Ellen Cerney

Michael and Amber Chula Family

Ben Clark

Matthew Clark

Mike and Paula Clark

Class of 1951

Vince and Phynette Conrad

Peter and Lisa Dodson

Jeanne and Dennis Dorsey

Greg Eichelkraut

Marjorie English

David and Carol Finanger

Joe Finnegan

Jim and Jamie Finucan

Dan and Grace Frick

Michael and Rachel Geisler

Bud Gennrich

Angie Gonzalez

Shawna Greunke

Tom Gundry

Larry Hampel

Jeff and Darlene Hanig

Sharon Harvey

Joe and Jennifer Heitz

Lynn Henrich

Jon Hughes Family

Bailey Iwen

Cindy Jensen

Kent and Sue Johnson

Judy Kafka

Audrey Kavanagh

Paul and Christina Kienitz

Lee Knispel

Richard and Cindy Knospe

Cindy Koehler and Family

Kay Kort

James and Kathleen Krause

Jon and Joan Krohn

Dick and Becky Lokemoen

Ruth Marx

Marzalez Family

Theresa Matz


Merrill City Band Members
      In Memory of Dorothy Gennrich


Merrill City Band Members
      In Memory of Mark Hagedorn


Merrill City Band Members
      In Memory of Fred Mumma


Merrill City Band Members
      In Memory of Herr Storm


Merrill City Band Members
      In Memory of Art (Bud) and Audrey Taylor


Pat and Dorothy Miner

Jeff and Carla Moore

Ginnie Mootz

Lynn Muhvich

Michael and Margaret Mumma

Janice Nelson

Dieter and Pam Nickel

Michael Nicklaus

Craig and Jeannie Nienow

Ron and Kay Nicklaus

Steven Nicklaus

Todd and Camille Nicklaus

Ali Oleson

Rich and Elayne Ollmann

Josh Olson

Mel Omernick

Dale Osterbrink

Mike and Helen Ourada

Sharon Peterson

Pat and Lisa Phalen

Sarah Pisca

Jolene Plautz

Barb Plonsky-Koehler

Dan and Meredith Prebeg


Mary Premeau
    In Memory of James J. Hewitt


Phyllis Presl

Paul Proulx

Don and Karen Radloff

Jack and Cindy Radloff

Jim and Patty Roets

Thomas Ravn

Trisha Ravn

Mike and Margie Saeger

Chris and Michelle Salter Family

Martha Sandholm

Roseanne Schleif

Tim Schleif

Jon Schmieden

Jeff and Karen Schram

Scott Schult


Verna Schwartz
    In memory of Raymond Schwartz


Bruce and Sandy Seefeld


Sandra Seefeld

Jon and Michelle Smith



Kathleen Swope


Noelle and Charles Stine

Monica Talbot


Georgie and Mark Taylor
    In memory of Art (Bud) Taylor

Debbie Tidwell

Jay and Maxine Tlusty


Jay and Maxine Tlusty
    In memory of Dorothy G. Gennrich

Kathy Unertl

Bob and Judy Weaver

Hershel Webb

Carol and Bill Weber

Charise Weiger

Carol J. Werni

Anne and Jerry Wick

Elli Wilk

Ann Young

Pat and Kathy Zimmerman

Tim and Brenda Zimmerman

Carol Zoellner