July 2017 News

​​Next Meeting: Monday August 21st 7:30 p.m. - "Conneaut Lake Ski Club"
"Conneaut Lake Ski Club" by John Ziegler.  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. 


Our second annual Paddlefest is Sunday, Aug.6.You can register that day for $30.Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. at Fireman's Beach.

The event is a fundraiser as well as an opportunity for a different type of event for all ages.

Sponsors this year are: Funkhouser Shaffer Financial Services, Meadville Medical Center, Hagan Business Machines, Northwest  Bank, Watts and Pepicelli, Howick Motors, Community Chevrolet, Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Palmiero-Toyota, Navigation Co.,Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, Nye's Marina Service, Dickson Funeral Home, Tri County Developers, Armstrong Cable, Dr. Thomas Fox,DMD; Bush Investment Group, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition,Wagner-Giblin Insurance Co., Channellock, Navigation Co.,Sprague Farm and Brew, Dan Higham, Perfett Tax Service, Oakland Golf Course, Dillinger's Trailer Sales and Storage Sheds, Rolling Fields Elder Car, Clark and Marie Pettibon, Erie Bank, K and M Graphics and JCB Wood Script.

The sponsors are always so supportive and without them, this event could not be the financial success it is.

We express our appreciation to each of them and ask our members and others to support them when possible!

We have nearly 40 racers pre-registered so we are praying for good weather! Last year, we had quite a few register that day after seeing the clouds had disappeared!

House Tour
Despite the rainy weather that day,our House Tour was a success with close to 60 people checking out homes in Conneaut Lake Park and Hotel Conneaut!

Chuck Groger provided some historic information about hotels, the Temple of Music and other special events in Conneaut Lake Park's history.

We express appreciation to Frank Flanigan of Hotel Conneaut, Dennis Taxacher of The Original Struedel Factory and the homeowners for allowing us to visit their homes.

Nancy Maning and Bob Disko were co-chairmen of the tour and express all who helped to make it a success!

Car Cruise
Our annual Classic Car Cruise was a great success with more than 50 cards on display and the Liberty the Second as well.

Dan Sindlinger won the Best of Show Award voted on by those who exhibited their classic cars!

Michael Kastroski won the People's ChoiceAward with his 1957 BMW.

Chuck Groger was chairman and voiced appreciation to all the car owners and those who helped make its such a popular event!

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to help keep our society going. Volunteers are needed for all types of services from being tour guides, raising funds, cleaning, serving refreshments at meeting, assisting with special fundraisers as well as painting and other types of maintenance.

Everyone has a talent -- or a special interest -- and we can use all of those talents.
If you can give an hour or two (or more), please contact President Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841. 

You will find us a friendly bunch and we welcome everybody to join us as we work to preserve our history for the future.

Ads for Sale
If you are a business owner -- or know of a business owner-- who might like to advertise in our newsletter, please let us know.

Business card ads are only $10  an issue or $25 for all three issues we publish a year. The newsletters are sent to 350 members (and their spouses) and are a way to get your name out there --and to help offset some of the costs of publishing the newsletter.

You may contact Greg Hindle at 382-7427 or Jane Smith, newsletter editor, at 337-6377 or send your business card and check to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, P.O.Box 425, Conneaut Lake, 16316.
Deadline for May issue is May 2. Thanks in advance for your support.

Skee Ball Game
Do you remember playing Skee Ball at Conneaut Lake Park? Well our museum now has one of the original Skee Ball machines and it is operational.
When you stop at the museum, check it out.There is no cost to play -- but you also get nothing as a "prize.'
It's just a fun game to bring back memories!

Pig Raffle
We will once again sell tickets for a pig starting at the cuisine on May 1.
Ticket prices vary from one cent to $5.Only 500 are sold
The price is underneath a flap and you buy the ticket and open it up to see the price.
It's a fun raffle and you could win a pig.Livingston's Quality Meats provides the pig and as a contribution cuts it to the winner's desire and wraps it.
We are thankful for the support this raffle has had over the past few years. Bill Lippert has been chairman and now has relinquished those duties to Dale Pysher. Dale will be at various places selling the tickets throughout the summer.
As soon as all 500 are sold, the winner will be chosen!

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.  

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.