Side Lake Community Building


This Side Lake Community Building, located at 7548 Highway 5 in Side Lake, was moved to this site from the Sherman Mine in the early 1980’s. Community members donated their time and labor to remodel the building. A new addition on the east end of the building was added in the 1990’s for a meeting room and office for the Town Clerk.

The building is available for rent for private parties, meetings, and other functions. The building is handicap accessible with a paved parking lot. The 28′ x 42′ social hall has folding tables and chairs and has direct access to the kitchen and restrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove, refrigerator dishes, silverware, a center island and a commercial dishwasher.

The building has a heating / air conditioning system for year-round comfort. Some current uses of the building include public meetings, Community Church services, quilting group, exercise classes, various training sessions, and for private parties and receptions.

Use Rules:

* Users must sweep and generally clean the building and remove trash after use.
* Tables and chairs must be arranged as found. No furniture is to be removed from the building.
* All dishes must be washed, dried, and put back in the cupboards.
* Tables, chairs, or other furniture brought into the building must have protective footings. (Remember to lift the furniture, do not slide it across the floor.)
* Pets are not allowed in the building.
* No smoking in the building.
* Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on Town of French property unless prior approval is obtained from the Town of French Board, including a Certificate of Liquor Liability.
* If the meeting or function will not be adjourned before 9:00 PM, special arrangements must be made with the overseer at the time of reservation.
* It is recommended that you obtain liability insurance for your event. You may have this type of insurance added to your homeowner’s policy for a minimal charge.


To make a request to reserve the building:

Call PJ Bjur (Buildings & Grounds Manager) @ 218-969-3323 to request a date, and he will send you a copy of the Building Use Agreement.

You can print your own copy by clicking Side Lake Rec Center Rental Agreement. Reservations must be made through PJ Bjur.