City of Ely receives $10,000 for an All-Veterans Memorial
On Monday, August 8, 2022, Aureon and South Slope Cooperative Communications provided a total of $10,000 to the American Legion St. Quentin Post 555. The American Legion plans to build an All-Veterans Memorial in downtown Ely for the city’s revitalization project. Eldy Miller, the mayor of Ely says, “Ely is one of the few small towns doubling its size.” The Memorial will be another attraction to bring people into the town.
Using Aureon’s and The Iowa Area Development Group’s Ripple Effect program to help provide economic development programs to rural Iowans, the Ely American Legion was awarded $5,000 from South Slope Cooperative Communications and $5,000 from Aureon to assist in engineering and building the Veterans Memorial Monument. Rob Smith, a member of the St. Quentin Post 555 American Legion says, “We want to support all communities that we serve. This project is a way we can honor all the Veterans in Ely.”
Photo caption: l-r Bre Horstman (South Slope, Business Development Manager), Eric Benson (Aureon, Account Manager-ITC), Ethan Pitt (Ripple Effect Program Director), Rob Smith (American Legion), Jeff Johnson (Post Commander, American Legion), Eldy Miller (Mayor of Ely), Adam Thompson (City Administrator), and Callie Stulz-O’Brien (Director of Parks and Recreation).