Photograph of the Week
Volunteers sold brats and hot dogs to raise money for Light Up the Dam project
Volunteers sold hundreds of brats and hot dogs Friday May 12 to raise money to help support the Light Up the Dam project. Reeds Market, Pan-O-Gold Baking Company and Pepsi donated the food that was sold. Proceeds will go to enhance the lighting features on the Pine River Dam in Crosslake. Volunteers pictured are (from left) Tim Schalow, Beth Schalow, Patty Norgaard, and Deb Griffith. Other volunteers included Cindy Nelson and Cindy Myogeto of the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce. - photo by Bill Monroe
New Visitor Center for the Crosslake Area Historical Society
The Crosslake Area Historical Society will soon have a new “front door” to welcome visitors when it opens a visitor center this summer. The “new” building is actually one with a long local history of its own.
On May 19, a log cabin and an outbuilding bath house were moved from Island Lake, located between Loon and Lower Whitefish Lakes, to the entrance of the Crosslake Area Historical Society Museum’s Historic Log Village. The structures will be attached, renovated and opened as a visitor center hopefully by July 4. The center will serve as home to the Log Village gift shop and Historical Society office. Items in the current gift shop in the Village Town Hall will be moved to the visitor center shop.
The cabin’s journey from Island Lake to the Log Village began when the Historical Society learned that Donna and David Claypool had purchased the lot where the cabin stood with plans to build a new home, according to acting Society President Tom White. The Claypools donated the cabin, which has no indoor plumbing other than a kitchen sink and also a bath house to the Society, White said.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
Crosslake 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Memorial Day Ceremony let by the Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500, will be held at 10am on Monday, May 29th at the Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery.
The Ceremony will be highlighted this year with an address by our guest speaker, Steve Eisenreich, a Viet Nam veteran and founder of the Homeless and Wounded Warriors-MN. Steve spent 14 months in Viet Nam with the 20th Combat Engineer Brigade where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.
While working for the St Cloud VA Medical Center in Mental Health, he and two other Viet Nam veterans started the organization to provide financial and emotional support for the growing number of Minnesota returning veterans that are homeless, jobless, or disabled due to mental (PTSD) or physical wounds suffered while serving our country.
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