Fish fry dinner to raise funds for Heritage Tower

The first event to raise funds for the Columbia Heights Heritage Tower will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Murzyn Hall.

The tower will have four distinct themes, which include diversity, recreation, education and labor. The Columbia Heights Activity Fund, a nonprofit organization, is coordinating the project.

The city plans to dedicate the tower in May as the city’s final phase in its 10-year quest to promote peace and opportunity. It will be installed in the middle of the roundabout at 39th Avenue and Jefferson Street, near Huset Park.

Tickets are available for purchase at City Hall, 590 40th Ave. N.E., and at the recreation department inside Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. N.E. Tickets for adults cost $10 and tickets for children under 12 years old cost $6.

There will be a silent auction, wine tasting, the Lion’s Club bar, live local entertainment and a mystery celebrity. Info: 612-978-9858 or 763-706-3607 (Mayor Gary Peterson).

To donate online, go to, type in Columbia Heights Activity Fund and click on Heritage Tower.