In case you did not hear, we have a new gust of energy in Side Lake…It’s a group of volunteers who are bringing back the community cohesiveness and energy of those people who were responsible for bringing us our Side Lake Community Center and Recreation facilities, back in the 1980’s. Believe it or not, some of those original volunteers are back for a second-helping! …..(literally) Thank you! You inspire the rest of us.
OK, so we had our first “Pot Luck” dinner on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Community Center. We had 23 people in attendance, and the food was great! Our numbers have grown since then, to 37 (and as the “Snow Birds” continue to return home, we expect that number to grow)! The first project we’ve chosen is the “sprucing-up” of the Community Center Hall. That rough-saw cedar that runs half-way up the walls has served us well, over the years, but is showing it’s age. Since it cannot be washed or kept clean, we’re replacing it with Tongue & Groove Knotty-Pine. The upper walls will see new sheet rock. Two new windows are going in this weekend (April 10-11) so we can start…we’re painting the ceiling, then attacking the drywall and pine paneling.
We’re also going to rejuvenate our Annual Spring Litter Pick-Up, so keep your eyes open for dates.
The Post Office got new flooring (shortly after the new flooring was installed at the Community Center) so we need some help making that structure look as good as the new floors.
Here’s a list of the current members; if you see the name of a friend or neighbor, you might want to contact her/him about getting in on this activity. Hey! The “Pot Lucks” alone are worth joining!
The French Town Board is supporting this (and are also “DOER‘s“) but are not going to “micro-manage” this…it’s going to be “Community Centered!”
To join or find out more: Ronn Campbell, Tn Bd Supervisor; 254-2666
Current Members list:
Pat and Min Baker
Jean and Gene Capitani
Chris and Pat Fleming
Carol and Bob Haverkamp
Richard and Judy Kelly
Chris and Amy Lee
Albert and Janet McKibbon
Joni and Larry Olson
Greg and Denise Ozanich
Shirley and Bruce Sandberg
Diane and Lennie Sandberg
Janey and Mike Perkovich
Dick and Donna Marks
Posted by: admin on 01/12/2009 05:24 AM
We now have a listing under the Town of French section with scheduled meeting dates for voters and board meetings.