July 2014 - Storm Lake United
Wood, Wine, and Blues
Coffees, Ribbon Cuttings,
and Ground Breaking
Facts and Figures
“Our Treasured Freedom” was the theme of this years 36th Star Spangled Spectacular!
Chamber News Wood, Wine, and Blues
Wood, Wine, and Blues will take place August 15-17 at Sunrise and Awaysis Park. This event includes a three day
chainsaw carving contest with five professional chainsaw carvers. Curtis Ingvoldstad of Minnesota and Dave Parsons of
Wisconsin are returning to Storm Lake, and Tom Zimmer of Oklahoma, Jesse Beeson of Tennessee, and Josh Holland of
Iowa will be new to the contest.
Nine Wineries will be at Awaysis Park (Great Lawn) with samples of their wines and bottles of wine will be available for
purchase. Three Breweries will be providing samples of their beers. Various crafters and artists will have displays on
the Great Lawn with Aloette, Scentsy, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple and Usborne Books and More are just a few of the
vendors who are participating.
Saturday night there will be a free concert on the Great Lawn featuring the Rude Band. Guests are encouraged to bring
their own beverages, snacks, lawn chairs, and whatever else they need to enjoy the concert! Don’t miss out on this fun
Star Spangled Spectacular !
The Bosom Buddies riding for the cure!!
Who knew eggs could be so cute!
The Star Spangled Spectacular was a smashing success! The Big Parade featured 125
entries with a record attendance. Fun filled events such as the kiddie parade, cardboard boat races, classic car show, and the live music in the park were enjoyed by all.
A wonderful fireworks display over the lakes wrapped up a fantastic celebration of
“Our Treasured Freedom”!
Parade of Nations
Out and About
United Coffees Tyson Fresh Meats (July 9th)
Ribbon Cutting at the
New Storm Lake Bowl
Ribbon Cuttings New Storm Lake Bowl (July 2nd)
Pizza Ranch (July 14th))
BVRMC Ground Breaking Ceremony
Pizza Ranch Ribbon Cutting
BVRMC (July 23rd)
Fareway (pictured right)
Storm Lake Marina
King’s Pointe Waterpark
This month’s membership spotlight features the Pizza Ranch. The restaurant is located at 517 West Milwaukee Avenue with Missy McCormick as the General Manager and Drew Dillon as the Assistant General Manager. Their menu features starting appetizers, pizza, chicken, and desserts, and gluten-free options. The restaurant features a drive-thru and delivery within a seven minute area. The owners are Andy and Rusty
Kosky, Becka Coon, Tim Radke, Leonard Rettinger, Jim, John and Bob Bauer.
This Pizza Ranch is one of their larger restaurants with seating for two hundred. The dining area seats 134
and the community room seats 66. This community room will be available to reserve after September 1st
for family gatherings, birthday parties, Christmas parties, etc. with no charge. Also, beginning in September,
they will be offering a catering service. Missy commented that they are also testing for an “All Day Buffet” on
Saturdays and Sundays! Their usual hours for the buffet are 11:00 – 1:30 and 5:00 - 8:00. The restaurant is
open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Here are some interesting figures - the first day they served 935 buffets and made 443 pizza’s. During the
first week of opening, they served 7,021 buffets and made 2,646 pizza’s! Missy commented that this is an
awesome asset to the Storm Lake area. We would agree!
The Pizza Ranch opened on July 14th with a Ribbon Cutting at 9:00 a.m.
Drew Dillon, Miss McCormick, Jim Vanscoyk and Curtis Galvin
2014 Facts and Figures to date from Storm Lake United
Answered 812 phone requests
Helped 187 walk-ins
Gave 302 business referrals
Held 17 United Coffee
Held 11 Ribbon Cutting
Held 6 Business After Hours
Held 1 Ground Breaking
Mark Your Calendars
August 7 - Taste of Storm Lake sponsored by Santa’s Castle
August 14 - Taste of Storm Lake sponsored by BV County Historical Society
August 15-17 - Wood, Wine, and Blues (Sunrise and Awaysis Parks)
August 21 - Taste of Storm Lake sponsored by Witter Gallery
August 28 - Taste of Storm Lake sponsored by SLHS Music Beach Party
Check out www.visitstormlake.com and click on our community calendar
to stay updated with the latest in Storm Lake United Events!
To Schedule a United Coffee, Business After Hours, or Ribbon Cutting contact our
Membership Development Specialist, Angelique Anderson at
712.732.3780 or email at [email protected]