Community Center Funding

Community Center Funding, Donations and Recognitions

220 Milkyway St. South

Architects: Beutow II
Contractor:  Alliance Building Corp.

Funding for the 6,000 square foot $1,350,000 facility was provided by a $600,000 MN DEED grant, $450,000 in USDA Rural Development low interest loans, $70,000 in local contributions and the balance from city funds including insurance proceeds and sale of the old liquor store.

The Building Committee consited of community members interested in providing for a better future for our community.  They are as follows:  Terry Anderson, Tom Rennecke, Jennifer Studemann, Beth Cronk, Trisha Kruse, Joyce Karrigan, Chuck Lietzau, Mike McRobers, Emily Schmeling, Jeane Hesser and John Douville.

Thank you to State Representative Urdahl for supporting and obtaining the $600,000 grant towards a new City Hall/Library/Community Center in Cosmos. Your hard work and dedication to the area you serve is greatly appreciated!

We would like to recognize and thank the following businesses and individuals for their direct contributions to the new facility totalling over $71,000.

Community Center Open HousePlatinum Star ($30,000)
Cosmos Industries

Gold Star ($5,000 - $10,000)
Cosmos Lions
Don Hartung

Silver Star ($2,500 - $5,000)
Douglas and Karen Adams
Duane and Grace Kamrath Benefit
Peace Lutheran in Memory of George and Dorothy Kaddatz

Bronze Star ($1,000 - $2,500)
Cosmos Community Club
Cosmos Fire & Ambulance
Casey's General Store
Community Play
West Central Sanitation
Adam Wind Holdings
Falcon Industries
Ester Blum
Ernest & Evelyn Schmeling Family
Von Loh family in memory of William Von Loh
Terry Anderson
John Douville

Nickel Star ($500 - $1,000)
Cosmos Space Festival
Douglas & Karen Adams
Girl Scout Troop #3621

Copper Star ($100 - $500)
Moonshine Pub
Insurance by Strehlow
Tom & Betsy Rennecke
Peace Lutheran - Spacefest
Schwan's Home Service
Leo & Gladys Macik
Jim & Marian Dvorak
Andrea Anderson
Taren Anderson
Jeremy Anderson
John & Jody Fruetel
Cory & Jennifer Studemann
Emily Schmeling
Corvuso Meats