Hello Clam Lake!
The beginning of this week saw us experiencing a bit of spring like weather as temperatures went into the mid 40’s and the warm sun beat down. We even had a day and night of rain! This caused the side roads and driveways to become slushy and/or icy. But, it was nice to see some of our accumulated snow melt and roofs emerging out of their snow covered depths. Of course, by the end of the week we plunged back to more seasonable weather as the temps plummeted to below zero at night and teens during the day. Hopefully, this promises to be short lived. I think we’re all getting itchy for spring. And never fear, we still have plenty of snow left for the winter snow enthusiasts to enjoy.
SPEAKING OF – It’s that time of year again! The 49th American Birkebeiner will take place on Saturday, February 25th. The “Birkie” is the largest cross country ski race in North America and features a 50 kilometer skate race and a 55 kilometer classic race. Both races begin in Cable with the finish line in downtown Hayward. Things kick off on Thursday, February 23rd with both the Barkie Birkie (dogs and skiers) and the Barnekirkie (non competitive youth ski tour) taking place. Friday the 24th will feature the 29K Kortelopet featuring both skate and classic races. Back in the day, the race traditionally began in Hayward and finished in Cable at Mt. Telemark. Many of us, living in the area, either worked at Telemark or were one of the many volunteers during the race. Myself included! Great memories! So, get those cowbells ready!
REMINDER: You can make a donation to the Clam Lake Forest Riders Snowmobile Club at both the Clam Lake Junction and the Chippewa Outpost. When making a purchase you may be asked if you would care to donate a dollar to the the Club. Of course, it’s not necessary to make a purchase to donate, you can just tell the clerk that you wish to donate and they will hit the donation button and done! Is an efficient and safe way to donate towards this hard working club whom have done a fantastic job of keeping the trails cleared and groomed. This task has proven to be a challenge this winter with us being especially hard hit with winter storms. We thank them for all the hard work they do to keep our forest economy booming!
COMMUNTIY CLUB MAKES DONATIONS: The Clam Lake Community Club, Clam Lake’s only civic organization, has decided to “pay it forward” by making donations to various local community organizations that benefit all of us. $500 donations have been made to the following: The Glidden Area EMTs, The Clam Lake Community Scholarship, Four Town Fire Protection, The Glidden Area Historical Society and The West Fork Waterway Association. As a civic organization we wish to thank all of these groups for their contributions to the safety, health, conservation, education and historical preservation of our world. Thank you!
Until next week….
Pictured is the sign at the Clam Lake Community Club.