Summer Days are Ending

Hello Everyone,

Summer days may be ending, however we all know the Fall can be beautiful here at the lake. Today is a stunning example!! I hope you will all get a few more good times at the lake before leaving for the Winter.

Last Saturday was a great day for our Ice Cream Social/Food Drive/Plant Sale. Close to 100 people enjoyed Gifford’s ice cream donated by the Dipsy Doodle Dairy Bar in Northfield. Thank you to our “scoopers” Marcia Feener, Denise Steadman and Bonnie Moore. We collected 448.2lbs of food and $161 in cash for the Twin Rivers Food Pantry and Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen. Thank you to everyone who dropped off food at the social or at the other drop off locations. Thank you to Judy and Lenny Desharnais, Lorraine and Bob Pelletier and Mark Lorenze and Nancy Wolcott for coordinating those collection sites. The food and cash was delivered to both organizations and they were very grateful. I received a thank you note from the soup kitchen treasurer. She is a Franklin native and commented about the fun days she had at Webster Lake while growing up. She thanked us for the donations and hoped we all enjoyed a nice summer at the lake. Thank you to Janet Flagg for manning the plant table. We received $45 from sales. This was the first time doing this activity. We may try it again.

The WLA Board of Directors met on Saturday as well. We set dates for next year’s activities. You will see those printed on the WLA calendar and in future emails. There was no date set for a Breakfast on the Beach. That activity or something to replace it needs volunteers to chair and coordinate it. Over the winter, we will conduct a review of the bylaws to make sure they are up to speed with the times. Bonnie Moore gave an update on becoming a certified milfoil diver. You will here more about this in the Fall newsletter. We are waiting for SOLitude Lake Management to return to do their post treatment survey of Chance Pond.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the WLA 2022 calendar. There were many beautiful images captured. Thank you to Nancy Wolcott who will use her creative talents to create a wonderful keepsake. I will let you know when the calendar is available for sale.

On Labor Day, the Franklin Fire Department was called to the lake for an emergency. Many of you may have seen or heard on the news about the runaway boat incident. This was very scary to hear about and could have been disastrous. Luckily the actions of a bystander on shore and the Franklin Fire Department made for a safe ending. I have attached a link to an article that informs about a law that went into effect in April of this year. It states that all boats under 26 feet should use their Engine Cut Off Switches(ECOS) for most of the time. This could help prevent a future incident of this nature. Remember to always practice safe boating when you are on the lake.

The annual draw down of the lake will begin on October 11th. The lake will go down 2 feet. Plan accordingly to have your boat taken out of the water prior to that draw down date.

Enjoy the weekend,


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