Hello Clam Lake!

The 4th of July weekend marks the peak of the summer season for our busy little village as vacationers arrive to take their holidays. Busy, busy is the order of the day for the local businesses as they work hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable. Lots of folks out enjoying the lakes and the fun and beauty of our forest. We say Welcome!!!

SUCCESS STORY – 4TH OF JULY RECAP: Clam Lake’s 4th of July celebration held on Saturday the 3rd was from all reports, a resounding success! This was Clam Lake’s first event since the start of the pandemic and the Clam Lake Community Club would like to thank all those that helped make this event the wonderful success it was. Thanks go out to Derek Bay, Josh Louks, Tom Biasi and Bud Rubeck for being responsible for the awesome fireworks display. Amazing!!! Lots of oohs sand ahhs were on hand with the Camp Fire Island eagles giving it a two thumbs up! More thanks go out to Lea and Jerry Justice and the Booth family for manning the beer and food shed, the Griffaw family for making bag after bag of popcorn, Bug Meister for donating the spraying of the Club’s grounds for mosquitoes, and a special thank you to Lyn Hartl, of the Clam Lake Junction, for his generous donation of the event’s food and beverages. We officers would also like to thank all the members of the Community Club for their continued support of our organization and this event. Here’s to a job well done!!!! Thank you to one and all!!!

ON THAT NOTE: It was brought to my attention that on the Travel Wisconsin website’s listing of the top 10 Fireworks Displays held in Northern Wisconsin, Clam Lake is listed as number 4. Way to go Clam Lake!!! We’re the little town that could!!!!

REMINDER: With the country returning to normal it’s time to share our community spirit once again, With that in mind, the Clam Lake Community Club will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 8th beginning at 5:00 pm. This will be followed by a Pot Luck. This will be the Club’s first regular meeting since January of 2020. So, come spend an evening reuniting with friends and neighbors. See you there!

FUN BIRD FACT: If you hear what sounds like either VERY upset cawing or girls screaming that sound is, in fact, a baby raven calling for its parents to feed it. I think we’re all extremely thankful when they do! That bird definitely knows how to get its parents and everyone else’s attention. (Fact courtesy of Jan Sharp, our resident birder.)

ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL: Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 6:00 pm at our historic “Chapel in the Woods”. Come pray with us and enjoy a step back in time to a simpler era in our log cabin chapel made from the forest that surrounds it.

SYMPATHIES go out to the members of the Deer Slayers Hunting Camp located on GG south on the loss of long time member, Dennis Pezewski of Menomomie Falls, who passed away on the 27th of June. This group has been coming to their hunting cabin near Clam Lake since 1962 and are good friends of Tom Dezotell.

WELCOME BACK: For the second year in a row, Darrell Fox has returned to Day Lake Campground to act as Camp Host. Last winter, Darrell and his sidekick George (his black labrador) spent the winter in the Tonto National Campground in Arizona. While there, he met Lisa Kempson, who was staying in a neighboring campground near Tortilla Flats with her dog, Pee-nut whom is a 19 year old Pomeranian/Dachshund/Chihauhau mix. Lisa had always dreamed of being a camp host so when Darrell offered her the chance to come to Wisconsin with him she didn’t need to think twice. Leaving her RV in Arizona, she and Pee-nut followed Darrell and George to Day Lake. The journey would cover 1,800 miles and take two weeks. Living most of her life in Arizona, arriving here in late April took some getting used to. Warm clothes were the order of the day! Pee-nut settled in and provided some laughs as he visited a neighboring camper whom mistook him for a fox as he helped himself to some leftover pizza. George is busy, as always, helping greet campers and assisting where he can. He brings his ball along just in case someone would like to play a quick game of fetch. Darrell and Lisa did the spring clean up of the campground, keep the campsites mowed and clean and are in the process of installing new plastic pay stub boxes at all the sights. We thank them for helping keep Day Lalee Campground an enjoyable place to stay!

Until nest week…..

Pictured are Lisa Kempson, Pee-nut, Darrell Fox and George at their Day Lake campsite.