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15 Stories for 15 Years! Story #11...

We’re featuring 15 stories for our 15th anniversary! 2021 is the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center's 15th year at Freedom Park. To celebrate, we will share 15 stories that highlight important moments in our history, remarkable people we've met along the way, lessons learned, milestones reached, and how Friends of Freedom Park and the surrounding communities have supported each other over the years.

Story #11: The Most family goes by many names in the Prescott area. They're hidden under Eichman, Everts, Hammond, Malueg, and other surnames acquired over the years. But the name "Most" lives proudly on the pavilion at Freedom Park. They've held their family reunions at the park on the third Sunday in August for decades. They have also been strong supporters of the Friends of Freedom Park and the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center for years.

Roger Most served on the first Board of Directors for the Friends of Freedom Park and was a joyful fundraiser, challenging folks all over Prescott to give $10,000 like he and his wife Phyllis did to reach the goal required to begin building the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center (pictured).

Al Most and Lynn Most (pictured) used their influence to help garner a gift of land from the railroad that allowed us to begin restoring the globally-rare bluff prairie that is now legally part of Freedom Park.

Evelyn Everts (who is part of the Most family) is memorialized in an exhibit in the visitor center and a panel on Everts Point for her generosity and dedication to the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center.

We are grateful for the Most family legacy. The pavilion is one of the most popular features of Freedom Park. Celebrations of all kinds happen under its roof every summer.

What legacy will you leave? We need donors. But we also need friends who will advocate for the park and encourage others to give to the mission. Consider making the mission of the Friends of Freedom Park part of your plans for the future!

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