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.
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Representing their lone fundraiser, the RTHR hosts their annual Walk-Run-Roll on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. The event consists of a 5 mile run and a 2 mile walk-run-roll. Proceeds from this event go back into making the community more handicap accessible and elderly friendly.
The 9th Annual Ryan Thimm Handicap Reserve Walk-Run-Roll was held Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at the Marion Park. The weather was nice, but a bit on the cooler side. The 5 mile race started at 8:00 AM, with 6 runners heading out. The winners were: First Place – Victor Ambrose (41:02), Second Place & Third Place (tie) – Grayson Kief and Frank Kief (51:29).
The 2 mile Walk-Run-Roll kicked off at 8:30 AM with approximately 65 runners. The winners of that race were: First Place – Autumn Michalski (13:30), Second Place – Ethan Stolpa (16:23), and Third Place – Kiana Killinger (17:13).
After having to cancel the 2020 race due to the pandemic, a lot of familiar faces returned to show their support after the year off. We also had a nice crowd of new participants. Ryan and his family and the members of the RTHR 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.
Thank you to Kwik Trip for the gift card donations and to Bear Crossing for the donation of water and ice cream cones for kids. Thank you to Bob Roux and Gopher & Kathy Bay for their monetary donations. We would also like to thank our sponsors: The Lauri Jean Zach Center, Inc., Glidden Lions Club, Becky Schirck, Jeff & Judy Swander, The Joseph Family, Joe & Dawn Thimm, Dale's Automotive Repair, Glidden Athletic Association, Ron Thimm, Hart Publishing & Printing LLC, ZYIA Active Independent Representative - Stephanie Linsmeyer, Northern State Bank, Dave Cebery Construction, Steve & Cindy Hintze, Peterson Wood Treating, Inc., Tiffany's Family Hair Care, Patti Renzelmann, Mark & Janel Pittler, Camp Turdy Pak - Dustin & Kiana Killinger, Kwik Trip, Mark & Sue Schmidt, Roxy's Bar & Grill Inc, Harry & Rose Becker, Dave & Diane Mathe, American Legion Post 247, and Dick & Mary Pankratz.
All proceeds from this year’s race will go towards the beach project. 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