Clam Lake News & Events

Hello Clam Lake!

Once again we went from summer to Fall as the week went along. I’m sure we’ll see a few ups and downs as Fall settles in. I’ve had one lone hummer at my feeder most of the week filling up for it’s journey south. And so the season passes….

MEETING RECAP: On Thursday, September 8th the Clam Lake Community Club held their monthly meeting. A thank you went out to ones that donated time and equipment towards the renovations done at the Park. These are: Bud Rubeck, Jeff Landis, Travis Wold and the Town of Gordon. After the Pot Luck we settled in for some Clam Lake Style Bingo. While the rest had numbers Ace, our esteemed Bingo caller, said he did not. Joan Griffaw was the winner of the much coveted “doo hickey” with Patty Vadnais winning the door prize and Alice Filter being the Fill Your Card champ!

SAVE THE DATE – ELK FEST 2022 – The second annual Clam Lake Elk Fest will be held on Saturday, September 24th. This event promises to be a fun day for all featuring everything from live music provided by local fiddler Beth Allison and crew. This group features Steve Trude and Stacy Hughes whom are both singers/guitarists. Along with the music, there will be crafters and flea market vendors on hand for browsing. Elk biologist Josh Spiegel will once again be giving a talk and update on all things elk beginning at 9:00 am at the Clam Lake Community Club. Immediately following that will be an Elk Walking Tour led by Wildlife Guide Rob Sparhawk. For food, the Elk Country ATV Club will be offering Flip Chicken with sides. And don’t forget the car show! A great day to be in the village enjoying the sights and sounds of a fun fest and maybe see some elk in the process.

MEAT RAFFLE: The Clam Lake Forest Riders will be holding a meat raffle on Saturday September 17th at Ransom’s Place from 3:00 to 5:00. Will be 6 rounds of raffle with at least 3 winners each round. Sounds like pretty good odds to me!! Time to come out and support this worthwhile club and win some delicious meat from Rondeaus in the process.

ST. GEORGE UPDATE: St. George Chapel of Clam Lake is undergoing some much needed renovations both inside and out. Over 30 years ago, Clam Lake woodcarver Jerry Holter, hand carved and donated the outdoor sign that sat on the chapel grounds. It was surrounded by a flower bed and cedar shrubs that had run wild for years. During this past summer the flower bed and shrubbery were removed so that the sign could be properly looked at for restoration. The sign, although weathered, was found to be in remarkably good condition so it was decided to take it down and have it restored to a semblance of it’s former beauty. As many of you may remember Joe Vecchie of Clam Lake was a devout member of our St. George chapel attending Mass without fail every weekend. Upon his passing, he bequeathed a generous donation for the care and maintenance of St. George. Dave Wahl, of present day Clam Lake, has also donated monies for the running of St. George. It is with these monies, that were specifically meant for the care of St. George, that these improvements are being made. We thank them for providing the means to care for our beloved chapel and to all those that donate time and effort towards the running of our chapel. More updates will follow…..(As a side note: Ron Vecchie, grandson of Joe, is still a seasonal Clam Laker.)

SYMPATHIES go out to the Gliem, David and Rechenberg families upon the loss of Judy David who passed unexpectedly while spending time at the family cabin on Upper Clam. She was the former Judy Gliem whose family and their descendants have used the family compound for generations. She will be missed. Judy was 75.

Until next week….

Pictured is the St. George outdoor sign as it looked when it was put into place 32 years ago. (The man shown walking away from the sign is woodcarver Jerry Holter.)