RAYMOND, MINNESOTA 56282
Explore this website, then come explore our town and you'll see why
Everybody Loves Raymond!
The Raymond Area Historical Society announces the kickoff to its $100,000 capital campaign. Initial donations of over $20,000 have jumpstarted the campaign, which has the ultimate goal of making a Raymond Area Museum a reality, as well as developing a valuable asset that can successfully preserve the Raymond area’s history. Community support was very evident for the museum displays done for the 1988 Centennial and the 2013 125th celebration.
The Society has the opportunity to purchase the former Raymond Supermarket building in downtown Raymond to house and remodel it as a museum. It would be a prime location, as it sits right next to the community center, where many local events are held.
Randy Haats has spearheaded the idea of a Raymond area museum for the last several years, and he is joined on the board of directors by Brad Heida, Darwin Heida, Larry Macht, Kathy and Garvin Marcus, and Jan Sietsema-Beyerl. The board is also working with the Kandiyohi County Historical Society for technical assistance. Anyone from the community is welcome to join the core group as well.
The Raymond Area Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations qualify as a charitable donation. Donations may be mailed to:
Raymond Area Historical Society
PO Box 154
Raymond, MN 56282
Donations are requested prior to December 11, 2020 so the board can begin to plan for the coming year. Donations will be appreciated at any time as this project moves ahead.
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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