New this year! Memorial Fireworks Show!
Last summer a young Meadowlands volunteer firefighter, Joe Brownell, was killed in a tragic ATV accident. The fire department made a donation to the family, who returned it and asked that something be done in Joe’s memory. Joe liked fireworks and the fire department hatched the idea of honoring him with a fireworks show.
Enter the Central St. Louis County (Meadowlands) Fair.
Over the last few years the fair board has talked about the possiblity of adding fireworks to fair, but didn’t have the budget or the motivation to really get the ball rolling. When the fire department suggested a memorial show, with an initial donation in honor of Joe, we knew we had to make it happen.
We also thought that other local families would contribute to memorialize or honor their loved ones, and we were right. With in 6 weeks we had raised enough to cover the cost of a small show. We are show appreciative of all those that have donated to honor a loved one or just because they are excited for the addition of fireworks at the fair.
There will be an banner at the fair listing the names of those being remembered/honored.
We’ve also included them here:
|In Memory of:||By:|
|Joe Brownell||Greg Brownell|
|Joe Brownell||The Faricy Family|
|Fred Karasek||Phyllis Karasek|
|Louise (Racek) Ahlstrom||Diana Buck|
|Tom Meade||Kim & Dave Baumann|
|Joe Brownell||Chuck Maly|
|Joe Brownell||Becky & Dick Maly|
|Gene & Gloria Beckstrom||Bryce Beckstrom|
|Skip Bishop||Ann Bishop|
|Robert Elmore||Elizabeth Elmore Olson|
|Al Fosness||David Fosness|
|Aileen Makela||Jay Stevens|
|Helen Morse||Jay Stevens|
|Joe Brownell||Beth & Scott Maly|
|JR "Dick" Johnson||Marjorie Johnson|
|Warren Johnson||Bernice Johnson|
|Joe Brownell||Joanne Brownell|
|Joe Brownell||Jesse Baker|
|Helen Morse||Jo Anne McMillian|
|Simon Johanek||Jo Anne McMillian|
|Mark "Nuz" Gaul||Marty Larsen|
|Marti Larsen||Marty Larsen|
|Kevin Hunt||Marty Larsen|
|Bob & Mable Linder||Audrey Randall|
|Frank & Reeda Valla||Gerald & Vicki Ridge|
|Joe & Hilda Simunovich||Marina McManus|
|Rose & Phil Ringhofer||Val Tracy|
|Friends, family, angels we have had the pleasure of knowing in our lives.||Duane & Rigo Valdez|
|In Honor Of:||By:|
|Past Meadowlands Volunteer Firefighters||Meadowlands Fire Department|
Thank you others who donated as well:
Gerald & Vickie Wick
Don Ridge & Family