Wednesday, April 9, 2008. The banner arrived at 10:00 a.m. escorted by Preston Police Chief, Matt Schultz while an 8th grade ensemble played the school song. Mayor Kurt Reicks accepted the banner from Lanesboro Library director Jill Veerkamp and city administrator Bobbie Vickerman. Everyone was then invited to the back of the library to write their thoughts about Minnesota in a special journal, view a display set up by the Preston Historical Society, watch showings of the video “Preston Through the Years” and eat cookies and bars.
Thursday, April 10, 2008. The banner left Preston at 8:45 a.m. accompanied by City Administrator Joe Hoffman and Library Director Beth Anderson. It was greeted in Wykoff at the Kingsland Middle School by Spring Valley Library Director Dianne Sikkink, Wykoff Mayor Mike Holzer, Spring Valley Mayor Jim Struzyk, Kingsland Superintendent Darrin Strosahl and former Minnesota Representative Greg Davids.