Mid-State Truck Service donates gift of Grand Courtyard to Hardacre Park
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Steering Committee for Hardacre Park is pleased to announce the Grand Courtyard is a generous gift from Mid-State Truck Service Inc. This gift is in celebration of their 50 years in business, 1965-2015, and in honor of Frank and Patricia Vandehey.
The Grand Courtyard, as well as Hardacre Park as a whole, will be a jewel on Marshfield’s Central Avenue. The park not only includes this Grand Courtyard, designed and installed by Schalow’s Nursery, but also includes murals by Gene Wesley, picturing Marshfield’s past and present, as well as an original sculpture by Clyde Wynia. Construction is currently underway with the Grand Courtyard scheduled to begin in mid- to late-September. The park’s official opening to the public will follow the dedication on Oct. 15.
Nearly 50 years ago, Paul Rogers, one of the park’s Steering Committee members, ushered as a young man at the theater situated just around the corner from the original Mid-State Truck Service location, then located on East Fourth Street.
“I can’t say enough about the Vandehey family and Mid-State Truck Service,” said Rogers. “I can’t believe, but you know I should, how large they have grown in the past 50 years, to now six locations across central and western Wisconsin.”