Carver Elementary to Be Awarded the Greg Osterdyk Community Service Award

             Greg Osterdyk

Several years ago the City of Carver created a community service award designed to recognize the time, support, service, and dedication that individuals and organizations have given unselfishly to our community. Last year the City Council renamed the award program after the late Mayor, Greg Osterdyk, in recognition of his many years of service and dedication shared with the community.

It’s our distinct pleasure to share that the staff and teachers of Carver Elementary have been selected to receive the 2020 Greg Osterdyk Community Service Award!!!

Their actions to assist displaced residents during a recent fire call, as well as their collective efforts to meet new learning challenges during the ongoing pandemic provide a few examples of the compassion and empathy modeled by the teachers and staff at Carver Elementary on a daily basis!

Congratulations and thank you so much for your service to the Carver community!

The City Council will formally recognize Carver Elementary at their Monday, December 21 meeting at 7:00 pm.

Carver Tree Lighting In Gazebo Park

In September, Carver on the Minnesota donated and planted a new evergreen tree in Gazebo Park. This tree will be the new focal point for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will not be held on November 28 as originally planned, however, the first lighting of the tree will take place that evening. The tree lights will continue to shine bright each evening for the remainder of the holiday season. Carver on the Minnesota invites you to drive through historic downtown to view the new addition to Gazebo Park!

If you would like to make a donation to the local food shelf, items will be accepted throughout the day at Gazebo Park on Saturday, November 28.

The visit with Santa, originally planned for that day, has also been cancelled. “Santa” is available for virtual visits and possible in-person visits.  Please visit for more information.