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New Visitor's Center Dedicated

(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Convention and Visitor's Bureau new offices were dedicated this
morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The building, formerly the drive-through branch
bank of First National Bank, now converted to appear as a train depot, was donated by Al and
Delores Maser.  Mayor Dick Kirchoff says the Le Mars Convention and Visitor's Bureau has
been in existence for only five years, but during that short time, it has made a significant
impression by promoting the city of Le Mars.

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The mayor then thanked the efforts and contributions of Al and Delores Maser.

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Al Maser says he and his wife Delores have become fond of Le Mars and are proud to refer to
the community as their home town, and they wanted to give something back to the community.

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Delores thanked the city leaders for allowing her "hands on" responsibilities with the
welcome center depot building.  She says what ever volunteer project she had been involved
with in the past, she always wanted people to have a "welcome" feeling.  Delores Maser told
the gathering at the ribbon cutting ceremony, she wanted Le Mars to have a "Mayberry" feel.

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About 40 people were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Inside the building are
artifacts depicting the railroad industry, along with an antique De Soto automobile.

Pictured: (left to right)  Neil Adler, Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jessica Lindgren, Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau Director, Tom Maser, Lisa Maser, Delores Maser, Al Maser, Mark Maser, and Scott Langel, Administrator for City of Le Mars.




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