The new Community Center Leadership Group has assembled.  Meeting in the historic building, these volunteers have taken on the task of operating and improving the Community Center. 

As previously reported, the former Community Center board asked the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation to assume ownership of the building located in the County Park.  The Foundation accepted.  The house is located in the County Park.  In order for the transfer to take place, a new agreement was crafted between the County and the Foundation.

The new Leadership Group is comprised of four of the nine Foundation directors, and others who are volunteering their time.  They have joined together to meet the current challenge–costly renovations estimated at between $150,000 and $175,000, fundraising to support the work, and day to day operations. 

  Standing l to r: Meredythe Hill Van Dusen, Ann Swain, and Jaimie Mercer.  Seated: Flip Reynolds and Mike McKay.  Not in the photo: Mick Thorrez and Rick Belcher (who took the picture).

Ann Swain is holding a cake.  On the frosting is an image of the house.  A couple hours into the meeting the group took a break and enjoyed some well-earned calories.    

The Community Center preserves Clark Lake’s past and is a place to meet.  It is also available to rent for occasions like weddings, reunions, life celebrations, and graduation parties.  It’s popular because of its awesome setting overlooking the lake, and the house’s historic significance.  Did you know Clark Lake has an entry on the list of historic places?  The Community Center has been recognized in this way.