Star Spangled Spectacular Donors Recognized

Hundreds of donors helped cover the costs for this year’s Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake.

Fundraising co-chairs Josh Newhouse and Matt Brostad set a goal of 38-thousand dollars, and they ended up raising over 39-thousand as of July 4th, breaking the previous record set in 2021. 325 benefactors provided cash and in-kind donations for the July 3rd and 4th event. The list of all the donors can be found below.

Fareway’s “Round Up For Fireworks” fundraiser, which gave customers the opportunity to round up to the nearest dollar at the register to go toward the Spectacular’s fireworks show, raised more than $1,540.

Commodores Brandon Frank and Jeff Bowles (pictured above) led the planning for the 2022 Star Spangled Spectacular. This year’s Co-Commodores Jared and Ty Eggers will lead the 2023 event.

(Pictured above…Matt Brostad accepting a check from Jason Williams (R), Fareway Store Manager)

Donors and categories through July 4, 2022 include:

Liberty Bell Ringers ($350 and up): Central Bank, Citizens 1st National Bank, Dairy Queen, Edwards Storm Lake, Energy Transport, Fareway Stores-Round Up For Fireworks, Felton Concrete/Todd and Jennifer Felton, Hunzelman, Putzier & Company, Jim Spooner and Judy Quick, John and Lindsay Armstrong, King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, Larson Oil & Distributing Company, Micki Godbersen, Nutra Tech, Inc., Orren Knoffloch, Redenbaugh and Mohr Law Office, Rotary Club of Storm Lake, Security Trust & Savings Bank, Stickers and Posters, Storm Lake Honda, Storm Lake United, Tyson Foods, Tyson Foods-Turkey Operations, Zone Entertainment/Brandon Frank and Jeff Bowles.

Patriots ($150-$349): A & A Automotive, Aaron and Kelsey Clausen, Alan and Dawn Bowles, Alliant Energy, Bill and Lana Crilly, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Buena Vista University, Casey’s General Stores, China House Restaurant, City of Lakeside, Dan and Ronda Bacon, Dave and Barbara Dvergsten, Dr. Jason and Brooke Huisenga, Dr. Kyle and Ashlee Glienke, Dr. Lisa R. Lindeman, DDS, Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, Gene and Gloria Lyster, Gennatos Family Dentistry, Grand Central Coffee Station, Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., Holzhauer Ford Lincoln, Hugh Perry, James and Jolene Hultgren, Jason and Erika Dierking, Jim and Dorothy Lane, Josh and Laura Newhouse, Kimberly Aronson, Loew’s Carpet One Floor & Home, Loren Movall, Mark Smith and Ellen Smith, Matt and Katie Brostad, Paxton Family Trust, RAD Charitable Trust- Ron and Jewell Dierwechter, Rich Merten, in Memory of Liz Merten, Rick and Carol Peterson, Russ and Gladys Eddie, State Farm- Stacey Eddie, Steve and Becky Stille, Steve and Diane Hamilton, Storm Lake Hy Noon Kiwanis, Ted Brown, The Villager Family Restaurant, United Bank of Iowa, Vision Care Associates, Willi, Marcia, Conrad and Nicole Epting, Anonymous.

Skyrockets ($100-$149): A Bowles Investment Group LLC, Al and Kathi Buckingham, Al and Michelle Patten, Andy and Tara Kosky, Automotive Service Center, Ben and Sarah Dvergsten, Beverly Glienke, Bill and Joan Kruse, Bill and Terry Mason, Bruce and Linda Baier, C&B Operations, Carl and Cyndi Turner, Century 21 The Professional Group, Clyde and Marcia Krause, Craig and Nancy Fratzke, Dan Anderson, David and Marla Nees, Dean and Josie Ellingson, Dennis and Diane Julius, Dr. A. A. and Norma Stepan, Dr. Sabrina Martinez, Drew and Katie Schwint, Efficient Construction, Elements by K. Sorbe, Eloise Prichard, Farm Credit Services of America, Garrett and Kelsey Feddersen, Gary and Cheryl Petersen, Gary and Patricia Armstrong, Howard Hatlelid, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Jason and Lisa Shepherd, Jay and Sharon Butterfield, Jim and Terry Foell, JoAnn Westphal, John and Joan Canty, Larry and Linda Hecht, Margaret Martinez, Marlene Massop, Marlin and Sherry Lode/Randy and Pat Merrill-In Memory of Don and Lois Biggins, Mary Beth Andrews and Mick Polich, Mary Jo Olthoff, Matt and Ana Phillips, Members Mutual Insurance Association, Merrill Manufacturing Company, Michael and Roxanna Pertzborn, Mike and Andrea Frantz, Mike and Kim Kelly, Mike and Lori Porsch, Mike and Megan Sullivan, Mike and Pam Rust, Mike Wilson, Mishelle Lalone, Nat and Margo Kitzrow, Nick and Tanya Landgraf, Paul and Mary Ann Bengtson, Paul and Nina Havens, Paul and Stef Merten, Paxton’s Jewelry, Peter and Julie Steinfeld, Plaza Mexico Mexican Restaurant, Randy and Donna Sennert, Reding’s Gravel and Excavating Co., Inc., Rich and Jene Robinson, Rick and Kim Martin and Family, Rob and Michelle Smith, Robert and Ranae Knapton, Roger and Judy Anderson, Roger and Julie Egland, Scott and Joni Wulfekuhler, Sports Rehab & Professional Therapy, Steve and Terry Brashears, Steve Tate, Storm Lake Times Pilot, Sugar Bowl Gift Shop, SunChaser Elite-Bill and Pat Fitzpatrick, Tim and Di Daniels, Tim Smith, Tom and Sharon Daniels, Tom and Sue Smith, Unity Point Buena Vista Clinic, Unity Point Family Health Center.

Firecrackers ($50 to $99): Ace Hardware, Ali and Austin Langel, Anonymous, Arvid and Coleen Baughman, Audrey Gutz, Benchmark Woodworks, Inc., Bob and Katie Bauer, Bob and Patty Payer and Family, Bonnie Phillips, Brad and Diane Jones, Brandon and Sarah Johnson, Brian and Betsy Lenzmeier, Bruce and Ann Storm, Bruce and Helen Vander Kooi, Buena Vista Abstract & Title Company, Butch and Nancy Sadusky, Charlene Quirin, Cherry Corner Insurance Agency- Susan Fitzpatrick, Citizens Community Credit Union, Clair and Carol Thompson, Colburn & Elk, Cory and Alicia Gatzemeyer, Craig and Beth Lamoureux, Dale and Kim Carver, Dan Connell Law Office, Daniel and Rebecca Tompkins, Dave & Audrey Peterson, Dave and Connie Skibsted, David and Kari Jansen, Donna McPherren, Doug Vilas, Duane and Gwynn Gerlach, Ed and Barb Anderson, Family 1st Dental – Dr. Eric Jones, Foell Seed LLC, Frank and Cynthia Demers, Frank and Nancy Alderton, Gary and Karen Rosene, Gilbert and Sally Wilkens, Harry and Lynn Schaller, Hoffman Flower & Candle Shop, Jane Meyer, Jeff and Jane Kestel, Jeff and Jordan Jorgensen, Jeff and LaDonna Brummer, Jeff Stark, Jerry and Barb Seiler, Jim and Barb Jorgensen, Joan Kurtz, Joan Nilles, Juli Kwikkel, Karen Johannesen, Keith and Debbie Hultgren, Kevin and Cindy Cone, Kevin and Julie McKinney, LaVerne Grigsby, Leo’s Kitchens, Lighthouse Inn, Lloyd Bumann, Lynn Pranschke, Marcus Lumber, Mark and Christine Young, Mr. Douglas Hansen, Murray & Murray P.L.C., Nancy Sliefert, Nelson’s Premix and Vet Supply, North Lake Truck Repair, Pat Cowan, Patrick and Julia Mooney, Paul and Eileen Howie, Phil and Margaret Redenbaugh, Rick and Donna Phillips, Roger and Mary Timko, Rosene, Pickhinke, Peters & Co. P.C., Roy and Michelle Grant, Russ and Amy Chrischilles, Russ and Tracee Dierenfield, Ryan and Leslie Mohr, Seiler Plumbing & Heating, Sliefert Funeral Home, South Storage Condominiums, Stan and Stephanie Quick, Stan Bochtler, Stanton Electric, Steve and Jane Culbertson, Steven Larsen, Stuart and Lori Gamber, The Touch Above Hair Design, Thompson & Associates, Tim and Erin Smith, Total Concept Salon, Vista Paint, Wiese Plumbing & Heating.

Sparklers (up to $49): Al and Dianne White, Al and Rhonda Slight, Anonymous, Barb Jackson, Barbara Aiona, Barbara Movall, Ben and Judy Malcom, Beth Dawson, Betty Chindlund, Betty Richardson, Bob and Susan Thompson, Brad and Jorja Gibbins, Brad and Maureen Strader. Brent and Debra Hendriks, Bryan and Leann Baumhover, Buzz and Jean Paterson, Cheryl Lustgraaf, Clara Marie Porsch, Clark and Nancy Gordon, Connie Salas, Dan and Cris Hegarty, Dan and Julie Sievers, Dave and Deb Merten, Dave Anderson, Delores Sievers, Don and Rosie Reiling, Donald and Carol Northrup, Donna and Tom Burback, Donny and Jan Nolte, Dorothy Franzmeier, Dr. James Eliason, Duane and Donna Queen, Ed and Mary Kay Larsen, Evan and Karianne Franzmeier, James and Fern Bjorklund, Jan Utter, Janet Halder, Jerry and Sandy Hurd, Jim and Sally Anderson, John and Kyle Cejka, John and Roxie Brostad, Kathleen Schmitt, Khamlo and Houng Khounlo, Lary and Patricia Gunville, Lottie Nelson, Marilyn Demers, Mark and Rita Fitzgerald, Marlene Morrow, Marty and Emily Gallagher, Mary Estelle Cole, Mary Hartman, Mary Lanphere, Michael and Claudia Pertzborn, Mike and Barb Wells, Mike and Feryle Berkland, Mike Brostad, Pat and Carol Lenhart, Pat Richard, Patricia Davidson, Paul and Martha Murray, Phil and Pegg Havens, Phyllis Caradine, Rich and Cheryl Lange, Rick and Maxine Lampe, Rita Smith, Rod and Charlene Plagman, Rod and Linda Dierking, Roger and Kathy Pomrenke, Roger and Myrna Lorenzen, Shannon and Michele Kelly, Shirley Strait, Steve and Therese Becker, Storm Lake I.O.O.F. Lodge #221, Susan and Troy Briggs, Terry Davenport, Thomas Prchal, Todd and Barb Lange, Velma Peterson, Virginia Carlson.

The Committee is as follows:

· Commodores- Brandon Frank and Jeff Bowles

· Co-Commodores- Jared and Ty Eggers

· Breanna Horsey

· Chris Cole

· Di Daniels

· Holly Schipper/Liz Smith

· Jason Hoffman

· Jennifer Hecht

· Josh Newhouse/Matt Brostad

· Kelsey Clausen

· Keri Schuelke

· Maggie Martinez/Cindy Barahona-Roth

· Orren Knoffloch

· Robert Knapton

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