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Hawkeye Point tribute to veterans, patriotic concert planned June 18

Event also includes pancake meal served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The corn crib at Hawkeye Point is a museum of the county's rich agricultural history.
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SIBLEY, Iowa — The public is invited to an “old-fashioned” pancake breakfast and patriotic musical concert at Hawkeye Point at 11 a.m. June 18. The Hawkeye Point Foundation will serve pancakes, sausages and a drink at the high point from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local resident and Sibley-Ocheyedan graduate Jesse Dagel will perform a patriotic musical concert, as well as some of his favorite numbers. The meal and concert are free to all residents of Osceola County and the surrounding area. However, a free-will donation will be accepted to help cover the costs of the food and entertainment.

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This photo was taken Aug. 31, 2010, two years after the Hawkeye Point park was established.
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Established in 2008, the Hawkeye Point Foundation has actively promoted the development of this unique Osceola County park, as well as the adjoining campground. Residents are encouraged to tour the walk-through agricultural museum located in the old corn crib on the property, see the new corn bin shelter house at the point, and visit the new additions to the antique machinery display area, view the native grass and flower plots, climb to the top of the observation deck, and check out information on other Osceola County points of interest located at the kiosk at the high point.

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Hawkeye Point, located between Bigelow, Minnesota, and Sibley, Iowa, is the highest point in the state of Iowa.
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The event is also an opportunity to honor area veterans and their spouses during a special tribute to those who have served this country from World War II to the present time. The Sibley VFW and American Legion will post the colors. All area veterans are invited to attend as our special guests, giving local residents the opportunity to express appreciation for your service to our country.

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A unique shelter house at Hawkeye Point is this grain bin-topped structure.
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A photo of all veterans attending will be taken at the Hawkeye Point Veteran’s Memorial Marker. In addition, convenient parking arrangements will be made for those with mobility challenges. The program will continue with the dedication of a special “History of Hawkeye Point” interpretive sign, courtesy of a memorial gift from the Barbara Nasers family and the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation. The day will also include rides and games for the kids and the Osceola Rural Electric Cooperative employees will offer tours of the solar farm and trips to the top of Iowa in their boom truck.

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Given limited seating, those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concert and program.

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