Every two years the Clark Lake Community Center holds a major event. Included in the “Ten Things about Raft-O-Rama…” that arrived in your mailbox was an announcement that the August Moon event would be held on August 29. John Karkheck, Community Center president, says that this event has been cancelled. He asks those interested in supporting the Community Center to “stay tuned to this website” for information on what will take its place.
This biannual event has been important to the Clark Lake Community Center. There are constant expenses associated with the upkeep and improvement of the Center.
As most at Clark Lake are aware, the Center’s building in the Jackson County Park at the east end is the very same structure that served as the Graziani cottage on Kentucky Point. The cottage was built in the late 1800s. When you step into this building, it is as if you are swept back in time and actually feel life as it must have been like back then. You can read Carlotta Graziani’s history of her family’s experience on Kentucky Point by clicking here. When the cottage was moved from Kentucky Point, it was floated down the lake to its new location at the County Park where you find it today.
The building is a true historical gem for Clark Lake and is available for events and many have taken advantage of this opportunity. The rent paid for such usage plus the biannual fundraisers go a long way in supporting the Center.