As far as anyone knows, last night was a first—a Clark Lake celebration of  Galentine’s Day.  Ladies gathered at the Eagle’s Nest for a night in recognition for what is not yet a Hallmark Holiday.  According to the oracle of all knowledge, the internet, Galentine’s Day is to “celebrate the love you have for your lady friends, whether they’re single or not, and shower them with love and attention…more than you do every other day.”

Ladies posed in front of the soon-to-be-famous Clark Lake Arch of Balloons at the Eagle’s Nest.  Here’s a sampling.  Noted: one of the pic shows a person of the other gender who found his way into a pic. 

It seems that Galentine’s Day does have its origin in something solid—a TV sitcom.  According to Cosmopolitan’s website, it was created by fictional character Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation.  The second season included an episode called “Galentine’s Day,” in which Leslie gathers a group of her closest gal pals for a brunch full of waffles and love.  Says Leslie, “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it…ladies celebrating ladies.”

The Eagle’s Nest Chelsea Huff says she’s never been to a Galentine’s Day gathering before, but thought it was “about time we should have one.”  Year one of a new Clark Lake tradition?