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Local service club installs ice cream cone sculpture

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

(Photo contributed) Le Mars Rotary Club members with the ice cream cone sculpture the club sponsored in O'Toole Park on Central Avenue North in Le Mars, are, front row (from left) -- Steve Harrington, Becky Klohs, Bill Foley, Angela Kneip, Don Lake, Larry Petersen and Norm Barker. Back row -- Bruce Young, Bill Bomgaars, Peter Streit, John Schneider, the Rev. Jan Christensen, the Rev. John Battern, and Robert McClintock.
The Le Mars Rotary Club recently purchased and installed its Ice Cream Cone sculpture at O'Toole Park on Central Avenue North in Le Mars.

The local service club is proud to join with many others in supporting the local arts community by placing painted cone sculptures around the city, according to a press release.

The Rotary cone was painted by Le Mars artist Glenda Drennen, and features an image of the Rotary emblem as well as pictures depicting the many programs the service club is involved in. Those projects include Water for Life Honduras, Polio Plus, a worldwide effort to eradicate polio, and college scholarships for local high school students.

Also pictured on the cone is the "Pioneer Drug Store" from the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.

The Rotary Club generates most of its funds for projects by selling ice cream cones and root beer floats at the store during the fair.

O'Toole Park is named after Dr. L.C. O'Toole who was a long-time family practice physician and Rotary Club member in Le Mars.

He was very active on the local school boards, among his many civic involvements.

The Le Mars Rotary Club has also planted many of the trees in the park.

The current Le Mars Rotary Club president is Steve Harrington.

The club meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Bank lower level meeting room.

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