Helping the Cause
Like all volunteer-based, nonprofit projects, the Esko-Thomson Township History Book Project is reliant on public and corporate financial support.
While all of the research, writing and other tasks associated with basic manuscript preparation and photo selection are being handled by our hard-working volunteers, we need outside professionals to do the book design, layout, scanning, indexing and, of course, the printing. There are additional costs for promotional brochures, advertising, book distribution, etc.
Members of the fundraising committee: Jack Bergstedt (co-chair) and Pete Radosevich (co-chair) and Lyle Colberg, Davis Helberg, Arvid Konu, Frank Liupakka, Florence Maki, Lynda Korby Nordstrom, Phill Powers, Verna Puline and Don Pykkonen.
The steering and fundraising committee members have made substantial donations and we are grateful for a grant from the Finlandia Foundation National. Additionally, we have received contributions from many past or present members of the community, for which we are also grateful.
If you believe this is a worthwhile project and choose to help—or if there's a family or an individual you'd like to have remembered in a memorial—please write a check payable to the Esko History Book and send it to
Esko History Book Project
P.O. Box 302
Esko, MN 55733
It is not essential, but it would be helpful if contributors complete, print and send the donor form that appears on a separate page of this web site. (Donor forms are also included in promotional brochures available at the town hall, 25 Harney Road East, and at various commercial outlets in the community.)
And please note that because we are affiliated with the tax-exempt Esko Historical Society, all donations are tax-deductible.
Names of all donors will appear in a special page in the book.
A final note: Any book sales revenues exceeding the costs of production will be donated to the Esko Historical Society.
Many thanks in advance for your consideration.