Hello Clam Lake!
Once again, we saw our snow appear and disappear. By Thursday, with temps having been above freezing for a few days, what snow we had was gone. Then came the weekend bringing us our first measurable snowfall. With the way it has been going one has to ask…. will we have a white Christmas? Guess that remains to be seen. At this point, it’s looking promising.
REMINDERS: The Clam Lake Community Club will be holding their annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 9th beginning at 5:00 pm with a Pot Luck. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a $15 same sex gift labeled accordingly. Time to sprinkle on that glitter and share some holiday spirit with friends and neighbors. See you there! HO! HO! HO!
FOREST RIDERS MEAT RAFFLE: The Clam Lake Forest Riders will be hosting a meat raffle at Ransoms Place on Saturday December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Come on out and support this worthwhile club and win some tasty meat into the bargain. They will also begin selling their 50/50 raffle tickets at this time. The drawing for that is on March 5th. (All meats are from Rondeaus of Cable. Good stuff!)
DEMOLITION: The former home and re-sale shop of Greg and Mary Schier on the corner of Highway 77 and M is no more. This past week saw the wrecking ball do its work on what was fondly referred to, in the past, as the “Clam Lake K-Mart”. We’ll be curious to see what takes its place in this prime spot. Lyn Hartl is the new owner. As they say, “stay tuned”.
FIND THE ELK: All those wishing to win a $200 gift certificate and a year’s worth of free gas for your kayak are encouraged to look for the “Elk on a Shelf” in the Clam Lake Junction. Every day, until Christmas Eve, a small holiday themed elk figure will be hidden somewhere in the Junction’s public spaces. If you are lucky enough to find him, bring him to the counter where your name will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift certificate and that much sought-after free kayak gas. Good luck to all “elk hunters”!
CLAM LAKE ELVES: As I’m sure you’ve noticed when driving by our village park it is ready for Christmas! This was the handiwork of a group of Clam Lakers (both resident and seasonal) whom took it upon themselves to bring some holiday joy to our village. Led by chief Elf Dawn (Zwicker) Derks a team of jolly helpers got together and started in – including her brother Erich Zwicker who went to elementary school in Glidden for a few years. Merrily they came with boxes of glittery goodies and lights proceeding to make the park look a lot like Christmas! We wish to thank them for making our small village a welcoming place to pass by during the holidays. Thank you!
THIS THANK YOU also extends to Rich Reukema who has once again decorated the corner of 77 and GG south. This year Rich, whom is an avid snomobiler, decided to highlight that sport with Santa roaring into town via snowmobile. All in all, thanks to everyone’s efforts Clam Lake is looking pretty festive! Thanks everyone!
I also wish to thank my holiday helpers who came and helped decorate the Community Club for the upcoming Christmas party. They are Rick and Alice Filter and Kathy Arias and her granddaughter Ariel. Thank you!
Until next week….
Pictured are the decorating crew at the park and their handiwork L to R: Penny Titus, Tiffany Reese, Erich Zwicker, his children Aiden and Bryce and Dawn Derks. (Also contributing, although not pictured, were Erich’s wife Callie, Dawn’s husband Reggy, Dawn and Erich’s dad Chuck Zwicker, Rob Dezotell and Jim Seymour.)