The Ryan Thimm Handicap Reserve was formed in 2012 with the goal to help businesses and organizations of the four townships (Jacobs, Gordon, Shanagolden, and Peeksville) enhance, improve, or develop handicap accessibility to their facilities.
Since the start, the reserve has helped many local businesses as well as local parks and recreation areas.
Find more updates and photos on Facebook.
Representing their lone fundraiser, the RTHR hosts their annual Walk-Run-Roll on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. The event consists of a 2 mile walk-run-roll. Proceeds from this event go back into making the community more handicap accessible and elderly friendly.
Files coming soon.
The 10th Annual RTHR/GADC Walk-Run-Roll was held Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at the Marion Park. The weather was not very cooperative, as it rained pretty much the entire time. In spite of the dreary weather conditions, we still had about 60 participants for the race.
The winners of the 2 mile race were: (Overall) First Place – Finley Peterson (19:52), Second Place – Mike Branson (19:53), and Third Place – Jesse Peterson (20:30); and kids (12 & under) First & Second Place (tie) – Campbell & Beckett Branson (28:20), and Third Place – Connor Denzine (37:41)
A lot of familiar faces returned to show their support and we also had a nice crowd of new participants. The RTHR and the GADC members would like to thank everyone that participated in the race. Everyone did a great job and we hope you will all join us again next year. We will put an order in for better weather…
Thank you to Kwik Trip for donating the water and cookies. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Lena's Bar & Grill, Steve & Cindy Hintze, Tim & Kate Fleury, Hart Publishing Company LLC, Joe & Dawn Thimm, Joseph Family, Linda Liebelt, AC Carpet Plus LLC, Jeff & Judy Swander, ZYIA Active Independent Representative - Stephanie Linsmeyer, Northern State Bank – Glidden, Patti Renzelmann, Camp Turdy Pak, Mark & Janel Pittler, High Road Farm LLC, Scott & Tami Thimm, Ronald Thimm, Dave & Christin Lemke, Dale's Automotive Repair, KT'S Kreations, Glidden Laundry, Justin & Miranda Wachowski, Andrew & Caiti Hendrickson, and Myrna Hilgart.
All proceeds from this year’s race will go towards the logging mural at Marion Park. Thank you everyone for your support!
New Bathrooms/Pavilion for Gordon Lake Beach.
The Historic Log is getting a new home at Marion Park.
The RTHR worked with the local city baseball team to add cement and blacktop to the concession stand area making it more easily accessible for everyone. (EST 2013)
Gordon Lake Beach now sports a handicap accessible pier which can be used for fishing or loading onto your watercraft. (EST 2015)
Gordon Lake Beach Pier is connected to the parking lot by a nice 5.5' wide cement sidewalk .(EST 2016)
The RTHR was able to upgrade one of the entrances to the Marion Park Pavilion by adding an ADA compliant ramp. (EST 2017)
Taking in mud runs or horse pulls over Labor Day Weekend has now become a little easier with the new cement that reaches from the gate to the concession stands. (EST 2019)
Donation in 2014 to upgrade ramp to enter building
Donation in 2015 to the "Kick the Can" Fundraiser
Donation in 2015 to build the gazebo
Donation in 2015 to upgrade the ramp going into the town hall
Donation in 2016 towards the new museum
Donation in 2018 for a handicap button for entrance
Donation in 2019 for a handicap button for entrance
Donation in 2019 towards a new shower/bathroom building at the campground