National Convention To Be At Hawkeye Point

Sibley, Iowa — The highest point in Iowa is being celebrated this week.
Hawkeye Point
Among the highlights is that a national organization that promotes gaining access to, and developing each of the 50 highest points in the United States — has selected Osceola County and Iowa’s highest elevation, Hawkeye Point, as the site of their 2015 National Convention. Between 250 – 300 highpointers from all 50 states and several foreign countries will descend on the community.

Osceola County Economic Development Director Mike Earll says the highpointers will be touring area points of interest, enjoying special meal functions, climbing Iowa’s highest point and conducting the business of the organization.

He says Hawkeye Point and Iowa were selected as the site of their 2015 annual convention in part to highlight the unique cooperation of area youth and adult supporters in the development of Hawkeye Point as well as honor the Donna Sterler family for their donation of the highpoint to the citizens of Osceola County.

Earll gives us an idea of the schedule of events.

Earll says on Saturday, the public is invited to join the Highpointers for several events in and around Sibley and Hawkeye Point.

The Hawkeye Point Foundation will also be drawing the winner of their raffle for the Henry Golden Boy Rifle with the Hawkeye Point logo engraved on the stock. The raffle is made possible with the special assistance of Sibley Hardware and the Capital Armament Company. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased through July 25th by contacting any Hawkeye Point Committee member or the OCEDC Office.

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Highpointers National Convention Schedule at a Glance


July 24-26, 2015


  • Thursday–July 23, 2015 Convention registration and informal “Ice-breaker”                                                      social at Worthington, Mn. Events Center.                                                                      (Convention attendees only)


  • Friday–July 24, 2015 Individual tours and stops at area points of interest by                                                             convention attendees


5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.          Hog Roast & Iowa Picnic @ Sibley Country Club

                                                (Convention attendees and invited guests)


  • Saturday–July 25, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.          Pancake Breakfast in Sibley Central Park served by

FFA, 4-H & Hawkeye Point Committee members–                                                       McCallum Museum open– Sibley Rec. Dept. Croquet                                                  Tournament

Free-will donation for breakfast

                                                (Convention attendees and public invited)


10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.        Watermelon feed @ Hawkeye Pt. (Caravan from park                                                  following breakfast)  10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

*   Climbing wall from Iowa National Guard

*   Machinery display (Noteboom Equip.)

*   Kids train / display booths / other

*   Rep. John Wills to address the convention

*   Dedication of Memorial to Kirk Grau at                                                   11:30 a.m.

                                    (Convention attendees and public invited)



5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.          Club Banquet at Worthington Event Center –5:00 p.m.                                                social hour—6:45 p.m. meal–program to follow

(Convention attendees and invited guests)



For additional information contact Mike D. Earll–OCEDC Director @ 712-754-2523.