July 2016 News

August 15th 7:30 p.m. - "Fires of  Conneaut Lake"

"Fires of Conneaut Lake" with Doug Sekerski as guest Speaker.  The meeting is Monday August 15th, 7:30 p.m.  Program is open to the public, free of charge. It is at Station Five, Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, which is smoke-free and handicapped accessible. 

 "Conneaut Lake Trivia Night"
We have a new event planned that is designed to be both fun and educational!

It's a Trivia Night designed with only trivia questions about Conneaut Lake Park and Conneaut Lake.

So, if you think you know a lot about the history, you can win $100 cash! 

Here's the plan: Aug.26 at Station 3, Conneaut Lake Borough Fire Hall.  Social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; sit-down dinner at 6:30 followed by the game at 7:30 with Scott Lobins as the game leader! 

Dinner will be chicken marsala, cheesy scalloped potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, rolls and butter, cake and coffee.

Price is $17, which includes gratuity.

In addition to the Trivia games, we also will have many Chinese auction items that we are raffling. Among them are:$50 gift card from Montana Rib and Chop House, two prime rib dinners at Riverside Inn, Gift certificate from Conneaut Cellars, gift bag from Aella Salon and Day Spa, 18-hole golf from Whispering Pines Golf Club, vase from Campbell's Pottery, a Keurig coffeemaker, gliding rocker chair, a lottery ticket tree, gift from PNC Bank and two baskets of historical society items.
You can be a single player, have a partner or teams of three of four! 

Second place will win $50 and third-place, $25.

If you don't like to play games, come and join the fun and watch others and learn some history!

Tickets are $17, which benefits the society as well as the fire department.

Tickets are available at The Berry Basket, from Gail Fales at 382-3892; Jacquie Lippert, 382-1130: at the museum on the weekends; from Jane Smith at 337-6377; or by sending check to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, PO Box 425, Conneaut Lake, PA.,16316.

Those ordering four or more tickets at one time will have reserved seating.We can only seat eight at a table though.

Deadline for tickets is Aug. 14. No tickets will be sold at the door!

Please tell your friends and come and join us for a night of fun!

This event takes the place of a house tour we usually have.

New Wendell August Ornament
Our 2016 Wendell August ornament this year is an engraving of a picture of the carousel at Exposition Park (now Conneaut Lake Park) in the early 1900s.

It is $20, plus tax. It is very pretty and the second in a series of ornaments from us. The 2015 ornament was the Barbara J and sold very well. We only have a few of these left.

The ornaments are available online in our gift shop, at the museum and at Timberland Floral and Lakeside Beauty Salon.  Or they can be ordered on-line here.  

New Hoodies
We have had several requests for hoodies, so we have added those to our gift shop.

They have Conneaut Lake inscribed on the front. They are very nice material and look very nice.

Cost is $25.

We also have them available with a zipper front at a cost of $30.

You can special order whatever color you would like! We have a supply of various colors and sizes at the museum but if we don't have your size,let us know!

They can be ordered on-line here.  

Paddle Fest
Our inaugural kayak race-- Conneaut Lake Paddle Fest -- is set for Sunday, Aug.14, at 9 a.m. at Fireman's Beach. It is open to all those who love to kayak. For those who don't kayak, come and join the festivities or take a ride on the Barbara J and watch the race from the lake. (There is a fee for this.)

We will have refreshments, music and fun.

Please see registration form on this Web site and join us. Spread the word!
Kayak Course Map
Paddle Fest Info Sheet
Paddle Fest Registration (Online Registration)
Paddle Fest Registration (Print out and Mail)
Paddle Fest Press Release

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We have many local sponsors for our Paddle Fest, who have made a financial donation to help underwrite the expenses. For those we are eternally grateful. Sponsors are:
Sherman Allen Auctioneer and Associates
Sperry Egg Farm
Palmiero Toyota
Armstrong Cable
Funkhouser Shaffer Financial Services
First Niagara Bank
Dickson Funeral Home
Meadville Medical Center
Dr. Thomas Fox
Perfett's Tax Service
Northwest Savings Bank
Hagan's Business Machines of Meadville
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Waid-Coleman Funeral Home
Community Chevrolet 
Crawford County Visitors and Convention Bureau
Nye's Marina Services Ltd.
Oakland Beach Golf Course
The Navigation Co.
Tri-County Developers
Howick Motors
Watts and Pepicelli Law Firm
Arts for Everyone
Erie Outfitters
Dan Higham
Marquette Savings Bank
Erie Bank
J C.B Woodscript Ltd.
K and M Graphics

We respectfully ask you to consider supporting these businesses when you can. Without their support over many years, we could not be the success we are!

Car Cruise
Despite a cloudy day, we had a great car cruise with 37 cars and lots of visitors.

John Schaef was  winner of the Best of Show Award with his 1941 Packard. He received a gift certificate from The Mariner Restaurant.

People's Choice award was won by Bill Clay for his 1965 Ford Galaxy.He received a gift certificate from Silver Shores.

Many other door prizes -- all gift certificates from area businesses-- were awarded to car owners.

Chuck Groger was chairman and expressed his appreciation to all the car owners as well as Cool 101.1 for providing the remote broadcast!

Community Hall Program
In observance of the former community hall (now the historical society museum) 85th anniversary, we are holding a special program Saturday,Sept.24, at 1 p.m.

We will present a history of the community hall, constructed in 1931,andthen open the discussion for people to share their memories of special times at the hall.

If you have any pictures, please bring them to show!

We also will have a dedication ceremony for the memorial plaques purchased since last year.

We will have a birthday cake and punch. 

The event is open to the public free of charge.

Jean Shanley is chairman.

New Tour Contact
After many many years of being the contact person to arrange special tours, George Rutherford has given up that task. He will lead tours, just has too many things on his mind and often forgot to go down so asked the board to name somebody new!

Anyone wishing to arrange a special tour may now contact Julia Catalano at 724-9841 or Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722.

We still have some 2015 and 2016 calendars -- both featuring some great pictures -- available.
Pictures now Available
The board has voted to allow reprints of any picture in our museum. Cost is $1 for 4 by 6; $3 for 5 by 7; and $5 for 8 by 10. Stop at the museum and check out our vast array of pictures. Larger sizes may be ordered as well.
Our 2015 and 2016 calendars have 13 8 by 10 colored pictures – all suitable for framing once the month is over. They are a mixture of pictures – some old and some new.Each has scenes as well as photographs at Conneaut Lake Park and local businesses.