Thank You and WLA Board Updates

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who visited the Ice Cream Social. We had a good steady turnout. Chocolate seemed to be the flavor of choice by everyone, but vanilla and banana cream pie provided other choices for those non-chocolate lovers. It was a beautiful day for ice cream and visiting, along with a little corn hole and lawn darts being played. Special thanks to Marcia Feener for her detailed coordination of the event. Also thank you to Bonnie Moore and Denise Steadman for being great “scoopers” with a smile. Food items collected at the social and at spots around the lake, yielded a car load of food! It was all delivered to the Twin Rivers Food Pantry on Tuesday morning. They were most appreciative of our effort and willingness to do this. A WLA member also wrote a check to the pantry, which was graciously accepted. There were cash donations made as well and $166.00 went to the Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen on Tuesday morning. They were thankful for this cash which allows them the option to purchase food items needed to supplement a meal, that is prepared by local organizations, volunteering their time twice a week. Most of the food items used are donated by Hannaford’s, the NH Food Bank, USDA Surplus and local food drives. Just a wonderful community event for the WLA to come together to benefit the Franklin community.

Special thanks to Sheila Rainford who gave a very nice presentation about the WLA to the Franklin Historical Society last Thursday evening. She also added some of her personal connections to the lake and the association. If anyone is interested in seeing the presentation, you may email Sheila or myself for a digital copy.

Some great photos were submitted for the WLA photo calendar. Nancy Wolcott is busy working her magic to create another wonderful WLA keepsake. I will let you know when the calendars are available for sale. Thank you Nancy!

The WLA Board of Directors met prior to the Ice Cream Social last Saturday. New board members Buddy Potts and Neil Twomey were welcomed aboard. The dates have been set for next year’s events. The board will also hold a meeting in February via Zoom to have more time for thought and discussion about the bylaws. At this time, the board is rethinking the change to the bylaws expanding the membership. The WLA had a successful Clean Up Day in July and would like to do another Fall Clean Up. We thought we would do Sunday, October 9th for this. If you are still here at the lake and would like to participate in this event, please contact Kim Bonin at It would be great to have a few people to cover all areas of the lake – Lake Shore Drive, Webster Ave, Pine Colony Rd., and Log Cabin Rd. The board is hopeful this event can happen 3 different days next year, possibly Memorial Day, Yard Sale weekend in July and then Columbus Day. The board continues to press the city manager and mayor on updates and forward movement on the boat launch improvement. We are trying!

Ginger Gross has a kayak that she is selling. I have attached a couple photos and the asking price is $250. If you are interested, please contact her at

A reminder that the lake draw down typically happens the week of Columbus Day. A few boats and rafts left the lake last weekend, however please keep that Columbus Day date in mind as you make plans for ending another summer season.

There are still nice days ahead. Enjoy,


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