The scene is the Clark Lake Community Center; the event, Fall Wine Tasting, and it’s happening Thursday (10/8). Chances are you’ll meet people you know and be introduced to wines that you’ll enjoy from Argentina, France, and Italy. You’ll also go home with a commemorative Clark Lake wine glass. And while there, sample an assortment of cheeses, fruit and other accompaniments that will add to your evening out. The event runs from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Offered Thursday evening will be a 66-ounce decanter, like the wine glass, engraved with the name of our favorite place. The decanters are $50 each and additional glasses are $10 each. There are very few tickets left and are available at $40 each (one wine glass included). The donation supports the maintenance and improvement of the Clark Lake Community Center.
As most at Clark Lake know, the Center has been a ongoing community project. At one time, the building stood at Kentucky Point. In 1997, through great effort, it was floated from Kentucky Point to its present location in the Jackson County Park at the east end of the lake. The structure was built in the late 1800s by the Graziani family and for many years served as their cottage. (To read the story, click here). And for a few years, it was the home of the Clark Lake Yacht Club. At the wine tasting, you’ll want to check out the historical pieces on the walls and other displays. There is lots of Clark Lake history and lore associated with this building, not the least of which was the community effort and engineering prowess necessary to move it.
Because of donations from people like you, it continues to shine as a Clark Lake icon.