Historic Popcorn Stand, Pocket Park Celebrates Completion

OSCEOLA – A historic Osceola popcorn stand is celebrating new life, in the recently completed pocket park near the town’s main square.

The Pocket Park has been a project that can celebrate completion, after 3 years of hard work and planning.

Osceola Community Action Group member Teresa Reese says she believes the popcorn stand was originally built in 1926 as a small housing unit people could sleep in on the east side of town, before being converted into  a popcorn stand and moved to the corner of State and Hawkeye Street, where it operated from 1930 to 1945.

In 2014 Glen and Toodie Wobig donated the house back to the Osceola community so that the residents could enjoy it once again.

The pocket park was designed by Chris Hays of Osceola.

The Pocket Park was commemorated during the Dawg Days celebration that recently took place in Osceola.