RAYMOND, MINNESOTA 56282
Explore this website, then come explore our town and you'll see why Everybody Loves Raymond!
We are excited about the fantastic response to our capital campaign to create the Raymond Area Museum which will preserve and help share our local history. We are already at 50% of our $100,000 goal, but we need your help to reach that goal!
We have been offered a challenge by an anonymous donor who will match donations up to $7,500 that are received by January 10, 2021. Please consider a donation of $50 and that will become $100 with the match. You can help the Raymond Area Historical Society raise $7,500, that will double into $15,000 with the matching donation.
The Raymond Area Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations qualify for tax deductibility. Cash donations, up to $300 can be deducted on your 2020 federal tax return without itemizing. In Minnesota you may deduct half of donations over $500, without itemizing. Individuals over 70 1/2 can make a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA directly to the Raymond Area Historical Society and avoid paying tax on the distribution. Please check with your tax advisor.
Please send your donation to:
Raymond Area Historical Society
PO Box 154
Raymond, MN 56282-0154
Your $50 donation, when added to the donations from your friends, family and neighbors, will help grow the Raymond Area Museum for generations to come. Keep in mind, any size donation is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference.
Please feel free to share about the Raymond Area Museum with your friends and family that may be interested in Raymond so they too can assist with a monetary donation by January 10, 2021 and be included with the matching funds.
We will continue to keep you updated on our progress toward our capital campaign goal. Thank you for your interest and support.
Raymond Area Historical Society Committee: Randy Haats, Brad Heida, Kathy & Garvin Marcus, Larry Macht, Darwin Heida and Jan Sietsema Beyerl.
There are many reasons to visit Raymond, first and foremost being family and friends. But once you're here, you might be surprised to see the variety of businesses on our redeveloped Main Street, ranging from banking and insurance to carpenters and cabinet builders to auto repair and auto sales to our award-winning supermarket.
You might be interested in shopping at one of our major franchise dealerships: Apol's Harley Davidson and Tensen Marine. You might be wondering -- how did a town of 800 people get major franchise dealerships, especially with a regional center (Willmar) only 10 miles away? Well, obviously these businesses have been around for a long time, and their national brands have stayed with them because of the large amount of loyal customers that come from hundreds of miles specifically to shop with them.
Maybe you want to watch a baseball game or play a round of golf at Hawk Creek Country Club - our challenging, yet affordable, 9-hole public course - or take a walk by the lake bottom on our beautiful nature trails.
The city of Raymond and the Raymond Civic & Commerce also hosts or supports several family friendly events each year, starting with the Memorial Day Parade in the spring, a Customer Appreciation day each summer, the Raymond Harvest Festival in the fall, and the Holiday Express each winter.
Raymond has a small but thriving local business community and we continue to welcome new entrepreneurs of all kinds - we are here to help you succeed! Explore this website, and then come explore our town and you'll see why Everybody Loves Raymond!
Raymond is home to the 2016 state baseball champion Raymond Rockets and the 2009 high school baseball state champion MACCRAY Wolverines, as well as the fun and friendly 9-hole golf course at Hawk Creek Country Club.
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