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Appleton Post-Crescent: Your Fox Cities News Source - Dutch consulate recognizes Little Chute's windmill project

Found in The Post-Crescent, a newspaper from Appleton, Wisconsin:
Appleton Dutch consulate recognizes Little Chute's windmill project: "Dutch consulate recognizes Little Chute's windmill project The Post-Crescent LITTLE CHUTE — The Dutch consulate in Chicago recognized the village's windmill project Wednesday, as part of Dutch-American Heritage Day festivities. Little Chute Windmill Inc. Executive Director Robin Dekker said Dutch Consulate General Dirk Willem Schiff's recognition of the project's importance for underlining the village's Dutch roots. The organization has a $2.3 million goal to build a working 100-foot high Dutch windmill in downtown Little Chute. Since 2003, an estimated $1.5 million has been raised. "

Little Chute, a village where many have Dutch roots, embarked on an ambitious project: The building of a 100 feet high, fully functioning, Dutch windmill, "as a monument of Dutch- American heritage and of friendship between the countries of the Netherlands and the United States". Read more on the Little Chute Windmill website.

I'm not sure what this recognition means. The website of the Dutch consulate in Chicago does not mention anything about the project (yet?).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The significance of the declaration from the Dutch Consulate General in Chicago in support of the Little Chute Windmill Project is precisely what the declaration states. Essentially, it means the Dutch Consulate in Chicago is in contact with those heading up the Windmill effort and are kept aware of the projects goals and progress. They recognize our efforts in regards to celebrating Dutch-American heritage. This declaration is a first step in what we hope to be a long-lasting and vibrant relationship with the Consulate. The nature of this relationship has not been determined, but we feel there are many opportunities to collaborate and participate in cultural programming on both ends. I hope this explanation helps.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Robin Dekker
Executive Director
Little Chute Windmill, Inc.

 
Blogger Henk said...

Robin,

Thank you for your explanation. Good luck with the project, and I hope to be able to see the windmill in action someday.

Henk

 

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