Golden Valley Inducts Five To Hall Of Fame

As part of Golden Valley’s 125th anniversary celebration, a community group is inducting five citizens to an inaugural Golden Valley Hall of Fame Friday, Dec 2, 2011, at the City’s 11:30 am anniversary luncheon at the Golden Valley Country Club.

Golden Valley was incorporated as a village Dec 16, 1886. Last year, a group of citizens formed the Golden Valley 125th Anniversary Team to plan events and a celebration to commemorate the anniversary.

The planning team established the Golden Valley Hall of Fame to recognize individuals who have made contributions to the community and have brought renown to it. Initial inductees include Philip Brunelle, world-class musician; Don Byerly, creator of the network of food stores that bears his family name; Gleason Glover, civil rights leader and past head of the Minneapolis Urban League; Robert Provost, World War II hero and community activist; and Betty Crocker, iconic symbol for the world-wide products of General Mills, which is located in Golden Valley.

The planning team is proposing ways to continue the Golden Valley Hall of Fame with additional inductions in the future.

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