Saturday July 15, 2023
Hall of Fame member Clifford Pierce has been an integral part of the Lewiston business community for 62 years.
“ My dad has been providing services to the community and county from 1961 to the present…starting in 1961 he owned and operated an automotive service station, bulk fuel service and towing service,” says son Steve Pierce.
In 1976 Pierce sold the auto and fuel services and then purchased the Recreation Restaurant and Bar, which Cliff still owns and operates yet today. The restaurant is a popular place for some great food. Another entity he also operates is the local laundromat in Lewiston.
For many years he also had a vending trailer food service and serviced the Winona County Fair and other civic and town events. Cliff also noted that his other involvement at the fair was as a 4-H member from an early age until he was “too old”!
Aside from running those many businesses, Pierce was in the past the Lewiston Mayor, a council member, Fire Chief and fire warden. His current involvement in Lewiston includes the Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Sportsmen’s Club and the Post 90 American Legion.
The Pierce family includes 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 brother. Cliff’s wife Joan died in 2019.