Friday, December 18, 2015

"Hot Topic" Around Long Lake

At the Long Lake Ladies Christmas Dinner Party on December 8th, 2015, at Blueberry Pines one of the frequent topics of conversation was "When will the lake freeze over this year?".  We have the historical ice information link below to help you make an informed guesstimate.  See the wonderful pictures of the fun evening compliments of CC White too.

During the winter of 2011-2012 the ducks, geese, and swans were able to keep the waters open in the deep part of our lake until January 14th.  That is the latest that we have had "Ice In" since John & Bella Sanders began tracking it in 1987.  The Long Lake Area Association is a thankful beneficiary of their ice-in/ice-out data.

We strive to keep that data updated now with the help of many Long Lake friends around the lake.

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Gift of a Clean Lake for our Kids, Grandkids & Great-grandkids!

"What a great gift – a clean lake for our kids, grandkids and even great-grandkids!"
- by  Arthur Howe

Many of you have already given to the Foundation Fund Drive this year, but here’s an opportunity for members of your extended family to also help with a gift.  If your relatives exchange Christmas gifts among themselves, what about having people request that their gift be a check to the Foundation?  What could be better than a gift to keep the lake clean for our youngsters?

For the Christmas gift, request the donor mail a check to:

LLAA Foundation, 
PO Box 808, 
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Include in the check memo: “(Your Family name), Xmas Gifts”

All of “(Your Family), Xmas Gifts” will be combined, based on the check memo notations.
The total of “(Your Family) Xmas Gifts” will be recognized on the Foundation website:
Each contributor will receive a receipt for their tax deductible gift.

Your gifts will primarily go to pay for watercraft inspections, education, and a quick response contingency fund.  As of October 31, 2015, $20,735 had been received this year.