- The wood shop guys at the Studios of Art on the Parmly campus: Tim Alm, Milt Krona, Joe Palla, Don Bungum and others for sanding, routing and assembling the chairs.
- Emily Carlson, the coordinator for the Parmly Studio of Arts for her involvement and her patience!
- Johnny Highsmith who primed the chairs.
- Rod Stensrud, Ross Stensrud and Ben Mattson for helping transport the chairs.
- Larry Julik-Heine who coordinated the efforts in Taylors Falls.
- Orris Erlandson, a Board member who provided the materials and labor for building the BIG chair for Lindstrom, and came up with a pattern for the other BIG chairs.
- Mike Julik and Steve Julik who built the BIG chair for Taylors
- Renee Lynn Photography in Lindstrom who photographed the chairs for the website
- Patrick Sullivan for being a Boy Scout mentor and chair builder, and allowing the BIG chairs to be built, primed an painted in his yard.
- Cody Kloetzke and the Chisago City Boy Scout Troop. Cody lead the BIG chair project to help earn his Eagle Scout badge. Also thanks to Pete & Trevor Daniels, Logan Ferrebee, Devin Cavanaugh, Tyler & Dave Geisenhof and several friends and family members including Sara Kloetzke, Jim Kloetzke, Barbara Kloetzke, Kelson Stow, Jerry Nottingham, and also Hanna S. and Mike L.
- Each of the 5 cities, from Chisago City to Taylors Falls, and their respective EDA/EDC’s for encouraging the project, and especially Chisago City, Lindstrom and Center City for their financial sponsorship.
- Nancy Hoffman and the Chisago County EDA, for approving a $1500 grant to match the sponsorships from the 5 cities.
- Shafer Corn Maze for sponsoring the BIG chair for Shafer.
- Hirschfields – Michelle Rivard for donating primer and stain.
- Sherwin Williams and Home Depot of Forest Lake for donating paint.
- Lamperts of St. Croix Falls for paint and a cash donation.
- Wade Vitalis and The Drive In in Taylors Falls for donating root beer for the “Chair Affair” event for sponsors, artists and volunteers.
- Mary O’Reilly and Printing Express in Center City for designing and printing the map handouts.
- McDonalds in Chisago City for donating ice cream cones for the first 200 viewers who entered the contest to win $200 in gift certificates to sponsoring businesses.
- Donna Prahl who designed the project banners and donated two of them.
- And last but not least, the 35 businesses and organizations who sponsored the one-
of-a-kind artistically designed chairs, and the 37 artists who painted them with
thoughtful creativity and enthusiasm! The artists and sponsors are identified on the
map handouts and on www.highway8chairs.com.