Clam Lake News & Events

Hello Clam Lake!

We’d like to wish all those Dads out there a very happy Father’s Day!!! May you enjoy your day!

The forest has definitely become a mass of green with all the rain we’ve been experiencing. After our earlier drought conditions, due to our dry winter, this is a welcome sight. Of course the mosquitoes are enjoying all the moisture that enables them to make more mosquitoes too!

MEETING REMINDER – The Clam Lake Community Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday June 13th beginning at 5:00 pm at the Clam Lake Community Center. After the meeting, there will be a Pot Luck followed by some Clam Lake Style Bingo led by Master Bingo Caller Ace Griffaw. Time to come out and enjoy some time with neighbors and friends and learn of the latest happenings in the village. Hope to see you there!

BOOK CLUB: The next meeting of the Clam Lake Book Club will be held on Tuesday July 9th at Ransoms Place running from 4:30 to 5:30. The book being discussed at the meeting will be “The Secret Life of Sunflowers” by Marta Molnar. So far, this fledgling club has had a good turnout as we join together for some “lively discussion, camaraderie, tasty food and inspiring libation”. Food and drink is available for purchase before, during and after the meeting.

WFWA MEETING – The West Fork Waterway Association will be holding their Members Meeting on Saturday June 15th at the Clam Lake Community Center. The West Fork Waterway of the Chippewa River includes the area from the Day Lake Dam to the Highway 77 Dam. This organization assists the Town of Gordon in funding expenses related to the maintenance of the Highway 77 Dam. In this way, the historic waterway will be preserved and maintained for all to enjoy now and in the future. At present they are working on the installation of a canoe landing for people to partake of the waterway. This waterway is historic in many ways as the Headquarters Camp of F. C. Leonards was located near the present Day Lake Dam. The original dam was built by Leonard, whom was a lumber baron of the 1800’s. When the spring drive would come the logs that were in the hold near the dam would be set free to travel down the historic waterway. So, in meandering its path you will be traveling through the history of a bygone era.

ST. GEORGE CHAPEL– Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 6:00 pm during the summer months at our historic “Chapel in the Pines”. Come enjoy services in our simple log cabin chapel that was made from the forest that surrounds it.

THE OFFICE – CLAM LAKE STYLE – Gandhi (Randy Sersch) of Clam Lake Guide and Taxidermy Service heads out to his “office” practically every day to attend to the many things that surround his guide service, always referring to his time spent in the mighty Chequamegon as “another day at the office”. This is time well spent in his estimation and he is grateful for the beauty of nature that surrounds his day to day. Often times, when out and about, he captures wonderful images of the animals that we share our world with. About a week ago he was fortunate enough to take a photo of a bull elk sprouting a new set of antlers in the making (velvet) standing in the intense green of the forest. His “office” is a great place to be!

Until next week…..

Pictured the image of the bull elk in the velvet taken by Randy Sersch of Clam Lake Guide and Taxidermy Service.