Kids ‘tankful’ for fun at Military Museum

MM-Kids-on-tankThe Minnesota Military Museum, located at Camp Ripley, and Dairy Queen, Little Falls, hosted an ice cream social, as well as a book sale featuring surplus books from the Museum’s 10,000 volume library. Pieces of antique military equipment were on display and kids were able to explore the pieces. The Dairy Queen provided root beer floats for the 200 visitors and the Boy Scouts grilled up hot dogs and brats. Pictured above on an M42 anti-aircraft self-propelled duster with two 20mm anti-aircraft guns are front row: Conner, left, and Hailey Hanson, children of Eric and Heather Hanson of Pillager and back row: Elijah DeShaw, left, and his great-grandfather John Gerlach of Upsala. Pictured below, Boy Scouts from Troop 51 in Little Falls Thomas Zupko in front and Zack Balaski giving a thumbs up explored a tank turret from an M60 tank. Jeff Thielen, executive director of the Museum, said, “We thought we had a very successful event and thank the Dairy Queen for serving over 200 root beer floats. The book sale was also a big hit and we will have additional book sales in the future.