Created By: Coleman Memorial Museum
281 & Main - Brandenburger Park / Walk of Fame Plaques
The Ellendale Walk of Fame is a community effort to honor Hometown Ellendale citizens who have made particularly significant contributions to the town's advancement and who have had especially noteworthy careers both locally and beyond.
The Walk of Fame was initiated in conjunction with the Ellendale 125th celebration in 2007. Individuals are honored with a star in the sidewalks of Main Street, a plaque in Brandenburger Park and a dinner every five years in conjunction with the All School Reunion.
The WALK OF FAME is designed to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of a few in order to highlight the contribution of all the people in Ellendale to the success of so many current and former residents. The significant contribution of teachers, officials, ministers, professionals, mentors, friends, family and all the residents of the city in helping literally thousands of people become successful in their careers and lives. We could never say enough about what it meant to grow up in our small rural city and the opportunities it presents to all of its residents.
The recipients to date have been Palmer Retzlaff, Debra Vick Mooney, Benjamin J. Graham, John D. Crabtree, John Wheelihan, Patricia Wallace Ingraham, Mina C. Onsrud, Malcolm Goddard, Ed N. Leiby, Russell Wenkstern, Ben Crabtree Bill Randall, Dr. Roy Lynde, Dr. Floud Matheis, and Richard J. Schonberger.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ellendale - Tour of the Core City