So many people join together to make our town the best it can be. Whether it be the Board of the LMPO or the Friends of the Library, they put their efforts toward making our lake experience something to make us proud. Our thanks go to all of them.
LMPO Board These people volunteer their time to make the lake experience better for everyone. If you ever have a concern or idea, please contact one of them. Blue Road - Dixon Holmgren, Gary Laitala Brown Road -Pam Borlace, Neil Hanson (treasurer), Bob Hill Green Road - Susan Alexander, Greg Murphy Holli Blue Road - Karen Johnson (president), Dan Ostola, Larry Sparks Orange Road - Greg Meyers Red Road - Lisa Blondeau (secretary) Silver Road - Nancy Bergin (vice-president)
Reminder that there are many people who volunteer for different projects during the entire year. Look around town at our improvements done by the town and the DDA. If you see any of these people offer them a big thanks for all they do.
Friends of the Library
Friederike and Jerry from the Moonshine Art Gallery have been kind enough to assume the duty of librarians, however, are looking for volunteers to assist them in keeping the library available. Volunteers of all types needed. from cleaning to restocking and organizing the shelves. They are hoping to replace older library stock with more classics. They will be asking volunteers to write down time spent at the library so they can keep track of hours worked in any capacity so the library could qualify for grants. They will be contacting other libraries for exchange of current stock and asking for hard bound copies as donations. They also welcome donations from the community of hard bound books.
There are old and out of date Romance novels on a shelf near the front door. Take as many as you want. There is also a table with NEW ARRIVALS - check them out. If you need more information please call 906-323-6546
Lakeview Cemetery Project
Have you been out to the Lakeview Cemetery? There are so many beautiful areas and history that is told with each headstone. With all the recent interest in genealogy, people are turning to old town cemeteries to help trace their backgrounds. Renee Sari (and several others) has graciously been spending her time gathering information on the townspeople who have chosen Lakeview as their final resting place. Unfortunately, after much time, it has been discovered that 200 graves do not have markers of any kind. Some of the markers have been destroyed by weather over the years while others might not have had a marker to begin with. The Cemetery Project is attempting not only to discover who is resting at each place but also to gather enough in donations to mark each grave. (Documents are being assembled at the museum, just ask.) At this point 77 names have been confirmed out of the 200. As the donations come in, these names will have a marble slab with their name engraved placed inside a cement marker. Several people in the area have volunteered their skills to make this happen. The "Gone but Not Forgotten" Dance was a nice start to get the donations started, however, more is still needed. Anything you could donate would be appreciated. Please either drop off your donations at the museum, or send it to:
Lake View Cemetery Project PO 220 Michigamme, MI 49861 (make checks payable to Michigamme Museum)