St. Martin Park makes progress

St. Martin Heritage Park in the town of Charlestown marked its fifth anniversary in 2011.

Goals reached this past year include replacing the chapel railing with an oak one, the installation of the Historical Marker parking lot, planting more trees, adding various improvements, and additions to the Social Hall and Chapel Museum. Plus, for the comfort of guests—and an improved bottom line—park officials installed geothermal heating and cooling in the Social Hall, including a heated kitchen floor.

In 2012 they plan to begin the grand stone stairway from the Social Hall, to the Celebration Gazebo, to the Chapel and Museum. They also will continue to support the community through Join Hands Day and the Adopt a Highway program. Volunteers are more than welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join in these

upcoming events:

Benefit Brat Fry—April 1, 11 a. m. to

6 p. m.; contact 898-1977 for more information

Annual Golf Benefit at Hickory Hills—Aug. 11; contact 898-1977 for more information

Sips & Slurps Wine & Beer Tasting— Nov. 3. Contact 898-1977 for more information.

Christmas in the Chapel with Red Star Express—Dec. 1

The park’s 2012 governing board is comprised of Roger Woelfel (president), Joe Heimann, Deb Mueller, Don Pfister, Karen Shymanski, Luke Geiser and Dori Schmitz. They said they wish to thank the community for their past support and look forward to a bright future together.

All donations go to St. Martin Heritage Park, Charlestown, Inc., a 501c (3) organization under the IRS. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

The park is located at N3298 CTH T,

just south of Hayton between Chilton and New Holstein.

The Heritage Chapel & Museum, Social Hall and Celebration Gazebo all offer a unique setting for family, community or corporate events, including elegantly formal to simply informal weddings. Both the Chapel and Hall are handicap accessible and air-conditioned.

On Nov. 13, 2005 the doors of St. Martin Catholic Church were closed to Catholic worship. In 2006 a small group formed a non-profit organization in order to purchase the property from the Green Bay Diocese and save its 140 years of heritage. The property was deeded to St. Martin Heritage Park-Charlestown, Inc. on Dec. 28, 2006. The plan to make the park self-sufficient continues to grow strong.

For more information or a showing of the property call 849-9592, or check out the Web site www.StMartinHeritagePark.org.