Town Talk: Days of Play!

The Summer Day of Play (DOP) is just around the corner. This year, it is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 6 p.m. in German Park. We pack the park full of activities, music and fun from 6 p.m. until dusk, followed by a family movie to be shown at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Because of the wonderful support received from local businesses and service organizations, all of our Days of Play are FREE!!! Please attend as many of these events as you are able and take advantage of the family fun!

The Day of Play is a National, annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play; especially outdoors. The New Ulm Area Days of Play (DOP) has evolved from a single-day event into several large-scale, community events throughout the year, all designed to celebrate a variety of fun and active play experiences for all ages — children through adults. The goal is to cultivate a playful spirit in a festive atmosphere. DOP reaches 1000’s of attendees.

What makes these events unique and special? We have partnered with many of our businesses and service organizations within the New Ulm Community, which support these events by providing funding needed to offer these events FREE of charge. These businesses and service organizations are committed to the health and wellness of the New Ulm Community. We like to have fun and it shows through the phenomenal support we receive from them. This year we raised $13,033 from the businesses and organizations listed below. Please THANK and SUPPORT them! We truly hope these businesses will continue their support of these events. If you or your business or service organization is interested in supporting the Days of Play, please contact Cheryl Kormann, Assistant Director at 507-359-8344.

The fundraising campaign for the 2020 Days of Play happens January through March. We contact many businesses and service organization to ask for support of DOP. If you are called by us and asked to support the DOP events, we hope you say yes! If you, for some reason are not contacted, please consider jumping on board to keep the fun going! Together, we can do so much to get our community’s children active and healthy!

Gold Level Sponsors

Alliance Bank, Bolton & Menk, Dittrich Specialties, Klassen Plumbing & Mechanical, Gag Sheet Metal/ Schanus Plumbing, MR Paving, McDonald’s, Mike’s Collision, MN Valley Testing Labs, New Ulm Medical Center/Allina, Optimist Club, Physician’s Group of New Ulm, Weelborg Chevrolet

Silver Level Sponsors

South Point Financial Credit Union, Archery Trade Association, Heymann Construction, Bank Midwest, Laraway Roofing, Nuvera, Citizens Bank, Kwik Trip, State Farm/Bob Webb Agency, Thrivent Financial, NU Area Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Level Sponsors

All Stor, Inc. Public Storage, Maday Motors, D&A Truck Line, New Ulm Area Jaycees, Fastenal, Jensen Motors, Kiwanis, S&S Motors, Sertoma Club, New Ulm Real Estate, Kim Hanson, REALTOR ®, Nierengarten & Hippert LTD Attorneys at Law, Neubauer Family Chiropractic, New Ulm Chiropractic, Puhlmann Lumber & Design, Hoffman Construction Co., Inc., American Family Insurance – Brian McCabe Agency

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