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August 2022

Upcoming Meetings

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August 15th - "History of the Huidekoper Lake Property"

Presented by Nancy Worman

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsman's Club in Conneaut Lake.  It is open to public free of charge. Hall is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Refreshments will follow the program. 

September 19th - "History of Fireman’s Beach"

Presented by Teresa Olah

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Annual Picnic Scheduled

Every year the society has a picnic and we have set the date for Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at Msgr. Toland Park picnic grounds.


It is open to all members and guests.


We ask for a donation of $2 to help cover the cost of meat. The society will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and water.

We ask those attending to take a dish to share.


This is only a social event. We are not raising funds nor are we soliciting anything (except the $2.)


Please make reservations so we can determine how much meat to purchase.


Reservations can be made by calling Jane Smith at 814-337-6377 or email at


Please make reservations by Sept. 5.


Please spread the word to other members so everyone knows about it. It's always a nice relaxing time! Hope you can join us!


The historical society just received a $800 grant from the Crawford County Heritage Foundation.

We will use it to buy some more display cases.


Thank you to the foundation for its support!

Special Donation

Kay Harned painted many pictures of various sites around Conneaut Lake and sold prints of the paintings.

After Kay died, her husband, Dick, took the remaining prints to Artie Van Honk at Lakeside Beauty to sell with the understanding the proceeds would be given to the historical society.

We received $561 from the sale of the prints.

Thank you to everyone who purchased and thanks to Artie for selling them and to Dick for the wonderful donation.

We certainly appreciate the support and for remembering us!

Museum is now Air Conditioned

As the temperatures keep rising, the museum is now a cool place to spend a few hours and get in out of the heat.

Thanks to a grant from the Dietrich Foundation, we were able to have air conditioning installed.

It not only makes the museum more comfortable, it helps preserve our artifacts displayed in the museum.

We continue to be grateful for the Dietrich Foundation and its generosity.

Car Cruise

The weather was beautiful as we held our annual car cruise last month. 

Randy Detzel was the winner of the "best of show" and received a gift certificate from Zatsick's Golden Dawn. Dan Angelo won the "people's choice" prize and a gift certificate from Silver Shores. Other door prizes were won by: Daryl Fulmer, a gift certificate from Livingston's Meats; Glen and Darcy, gift certificate from Eddie's Food Long; Rich Roberts, a gift certificate from Ice House Pizzeria; Bob and Betty Lang, gift certificates from Casey's Ice Cream; Dan Angelo, a gift certificate from Iller's; Richard Hart, gift certificate from Ice House Pizzeria and Glan Sample Jr, car care package. Brenda Fulmer was the winner of the 50/50 raffle.

Thanks to all who came out and thanks to Cool 101.5 for its support.

Thanks to Chuck Groger, chairman; and his committee for all their hard work!

Golf Tournament

Our annual golf tournament was another great success!

Dave White and John Leasure were cochairman of this event and chose a patriotic theme for this year's event.

The historical society took over some of its military items for the displays and a special display of flags and signs were featured, honoring several veterans for whom sponsorships were made. Donny Zarembinsi opened the tournament with singing of the "National Anthem." We had nearly 100 golfers and lots of fun.

Oakland Golf Course was the location and its staff did a wonderful job.


The following are those who made monetary donations to support us and help raise funds for our society. 


Grand sponsor (#were the White Family, Jon, Kevin, David and Karen.

Platinum sponsors ($1,500) : Glen and Nancy Moss; and Terry and Monette Littlepage.

Golf dponsor: ($1,000) Bob and Kathy Moss.

Silver: $500): DePalma, Frye and Associates; Bank of America/Merril Lynch; Centerline Collision. Linesville Veterans of Foreigsn Wars Post 7842; Lakeview Ford and Silver Shores.

Bronze: ($100): Luty Family, Frank and Juli Winkler, B. J. Murray. Spinettes;, Ron and Gayle Anderson, Richard Harned family, Gifffin Motors, Same and Rosemary Freas, William Gregg, Dick, and Jeanette Williams, Lakeside Beer Distributors, Tom and Mary Donegan, Pizza Joe's, Bill and Jacquie Kippert, Mary O'Neill, Do=Co, Sue Kesler (in honor of Verne and Joan Kesler), Rich and Carol Osborn, Kim and Jean Lobsinger, John Lesure, McCandless Ford, Shaffer Financial Services, Armstrong Cable, Conneaut Lake Notary, UPMC, Marquette Savings Bank, Pitts Insurance, Tri State Family Auction Services, Dr. Michael and Lauren Ghassib.O.A.M.), Conneaut Lake Area Busienss Association, Gary Hough. Canto Tool


Those who sponsored a veteran were: Charles Groger Jr., in memory of Ernest Groger Sr.; and in honor Charles Groger Jr. and Ernest Raymond Groger; John and Jody Sperry, in memory of Cecil "Slug" Stevenson; David and Kathy Lynch in honor of Joseph Lynch;  Jean Shanley and Jane Smith in memory of DeWaybe Groger;


Veterans Honored: By Sam and Rosemary Frea in memory of Robert and Virgil Steadman

Other golf donations; Bill and Sandy Eldridge, Rodger Nydes, Nick White, Chuck Stopp, Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bruce and Cindy Nicolls, Lou Ann Miller, Bill Gregg, Rich Cosner, Oakland Beach Golf Course, Carol's Cuttery, Al's Melons, Don and Ginny Burchfield, Venango Valley Golf Course, John and Martha Lauffer, Jeff and Kathy Cooper, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, James Donegan, Cris and Jane Myers, Nick White and Chuck Stopp.


Raffle prizes were donated by:

Col. (Ret.) David and Jane White; Sheetz of Conneaut Lake, Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, Karen White Jablonski, Marcie Jablonski Montaque, Lavender Blue at Conneaut Lake, Wal-Mart, David M. White and Michelle Ng, Dr. Michael and Lauren Ghassibi (O.A.M.), Livingston's Meats, Douglas Financial, Conneat Cellars Winery, Timberland Floral, Dickson Funeral Home and Creamatory, Karrin Unger, 322 Brews and Beer, Belladona Salon, Lakesvile Beauty Salon and Joker'swil Metalworks.

We applaud and thank all the volunteers as well as the sponsors and donors. Without all of you, the golf tournament could not have been a success!

Quilt Raffle

Talking about raffles, Rusty Gordon has made a handmade quilt featuring a sailboat and donated it to the museum for a fund-raiser. We will be selling tickets for it until Labor Day when we will draw the winning ticket.

Tickets are $3 each for two for $5.

Thank you to Rusty. It is beautiful and we appreciate her generosity.


Crawford Gives Date Set

We will once again participate in the annual Crawford Gives sponsored by the Crawford Heritage Foundation. It will be held Aug. 29 and 30.

As you may remember, this is a time for people to make special donations to various 501-c organizations. A portion of the money designated for each organization is matched so we all win.

You can send a check during that time, or call a phone number and charge the donation or take cash to the Foundation office on Chestnut Street.

Last year, we received more than $5,000 in donations. It helped to make up for the loss of our proceeds generally raised by our Conneaut Lake Cuisine. As you know, we have not been able to hold it for the past two years. We again have chosen not to ask our restaurant and food vendors to do that again this year because of the economic conditions.

Please consider marking your calendars and donating to us in this special program.

For more information,

Thanks in advance for your help! Please spread the word to others!

All donations are tax deductible!

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