Ingjald Lodge 65 recently donated $250 to the Veterans Memorial Relocation Project Fund.
Ron Cotten, commission chairman, accepted the donation and thanked the Vikings for their support. Tim Miller, Vikings chief, said members counted the donation as an opportunity to honor all veterans for their service. He further said the Vikings deem it a privilege support such a project and hoped other fraternal and community groups will also support the memorial relocation project.
Bryan Nelson, head trustee, told lodge members the goal of donating half the cost of a Lucas 2 Compression Machine to the Maple Springs Fire Department has been met with a total donation of $7,793. The machine costs $15,000. Nelson thanked members who have contributed to the project through individual donations, bake sales and other fundraising projects. Vikings inner groups that participated included the Past Chiefs Club, House Committee, Boat Club, Temple Corp. and the Sportsmen.
From left are Steve Kosthorst, Ingjald Lodge 65 vice chief; Tim Miller, lodge chief; Ron Cotten, Veterans Memorial Relocation Commission chairman; and Bryan Nelson, head trustee.
The Vikings is a fraternal organization with emphasis on Scandanavian heritage. Social membership is open to those of non-Scandanavian heritage. For more information about either the regular Viking membership or the Viking social membership, call the Viking office at 487-9305.