Centennial Flag and Bandstand

Editor Sue

Where does the time go!  It was back on July 27th, 2015, that the City of Victoria’s Centennial Flag was unfurled and deployed in front of the new Victoria City Hall on Stieger Lake Lane.  That’s Mayor Tom O’Connor on the left and Randy Miller, President of the Victoria Business Association, on the right.

Those on hand for the unveiling included (l-r):  Councilmember Lani Basa, Mayor O’Connor, City Manager Laurie Hokkanen, Councilmember Jim Crowley, Councilmember Tom Strigel, Randy Miller.

The Centennial Flag now hangs with the City Flag and the USA Flag.

Ben Landhauser, Community Development Director, poses next to the Centennial Safe, where artifacts will be placed and not seen again for 100 years.

It was on August 10th that Tom Vogt was sworn in as a member of the Victoria City Council, appointed after the resignation of former Councilmember Joe Pavelko.

This is the Victoria Bandstand project as it appeared on September 6th. 

On October 2nd the roofline took shape against Stieger Lake.

The Charlson Thun Bandstand, named for those who paid for its construction, should be available for use next spring.

The Bandstand is located next to The Social Ice Cream Shop where Abby Bjorlin sings for tips.

Dr. Jim Bauck, Superintendent of Eastern Carver County Schools, gave a presentation at the Victoria City Council meeting on September 14, giving information regarding the upcoming November school referendum.  A large group of supporters were also in attendance.

Linda McNulty of Victoria was honored at the Minnesota State Fair as the runner up for Outstanding Minnesota Senior Citizen.  She had previously been recognized as Carver County’s Outstanding Senior.

She received praise and recognition at the September 14th Victoria city council meeting.