Crosslake Foundation Off to a Good Start
The Greater Crosslake Area Foundation which was incorporated in April of 2018 and has applied for tax-exempt status, ended 2018 in a flourish receiving a $10,000 matching grant from the J.A. Wedum Foundation in recognition of raising an initial $40,000 to begin its endowment fund drive.
The GCAF is a charitable endowment that focuses on building the Crosslake area with a goal of making targeted positive impacts on its future. The Foundation supports projects that enhance the unique ecology of the Crosslake area while celebrating its heritage. While the foundation grew out of the Crosslaker organization, it will consider funding requests from any organization whose goals and objectives support its principles that include:
• Enhancing the unique ecology of the Crosslake area;
• Creating vibrant places that connect people to nature;
• Establishing a better balance of facilities for driving, biking, boating and walking;
• Providing a diverse balance for living, working and playing and
• Celebrating and preserving the Crosslake area’s heritage.
Recalling a Legend ‘Remembering Bobby Vee’ to hit CLC January 25
The life and music of one of the true legends of popular music, Bobby Vee, will be onstage at the Tornstrom Auditorium on January 25 when ‘Remembering Bobby Vee’ hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. As part of the Central Lakes College Community Performing Arts Center’s season, the show is as authentic as they come.
“The band performing this show, the Killer Vees, is made up of Bobby Vee’s sons, nephews, and grandchildren,” says presenter Patrick Spradlin. “If anyone knows Bobby’s music, his magic and his life story, it’s this band.” The Killer Vees features Jeff, Tommy, Matt, and Bennett Vee. They put this show together as a way to say goodbye to their father, uncle, grandfather, mentor and bandleader Bobby Vee. Complete with Bobby’s touring string section, the show also features cast members from the smash hit musical ‘Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story’ helping out on background vocals.
“This is not a show we ever wanted to do,” said Tommy Vee. “We only planned on doing this in a handful of venues, but the show has become really popular. My Dad loved his Midwest roots. This is where it all started for him and the fans meant the world to him so this feels important to us. I know it would make Dad smile.”
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