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Lake Irene Society Column

The week of July 1, 1968 was an active one for the families of note who live and vacation on Lake Irene. This was 4th of July week!

Monday, July 1, Mr. and Mrs. Aksel Olsen reported that their three adult children, Anders, Arvid and Astrid stayed through the 4th. The chigger bites seem to have calmed down, and the grandchildren are once again venturing out into the water. The oldest grandson Arne reportedly saw the Bald Eagle that lives at the north end of Lake Irene.

Wednesday, July 3, Mrs. Lars Johannson hosted the Lake Irene Quilt Club. Mrs. Leena Tirstigs, Mrs. Hy Boil, Mrs. Bruce Swanson, The Widow Lady Elena Juhe and Mrs. Sven Tirstigs attended. The club is working on quilt squares that will be put together for a quilt raffle at Thanksgiving. Sponge cake with blue berries, raspberries and whipped crème was served on Mrs. Johannson’s fine Royal Doulton china, Stradivari silver and Waterford crystal.

Thursday, July 4th the Lynn Haven Resort hosted a boat parade on the 4th of July and entertained their guests and neighbors with a fireworks show at 10 pm. Lake residents decorated their boats with patriotic bunting, gathered at Lynn Haven’s dock, and slowly made the lake circuit to the enjoyment of those left watching from the shores and docks. The public beach at Lynn Haven was full of spectators who paid their 25₵ for access. Fireworks could be seen late into the night from neighboring communities.

Bridge club was canceled due to the 4th.

Friday, July 5 Mr. and Mrs. Sven Tirstigs, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Tirstigs, Mr. Jon Tirstigs, the spinster Leena Tirstigs and their families held a family picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Tirstigs. Farmer Tapio Jarvi supplied the hog that was roasted over an open spit. Over fifty family members attended. A good time was had by all.

Saturday, July 6 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart drove to Hopkins, Minnesota to visit their son Paul and daughter-in-law Natalie who is expecting their first child/grandchild August 28.

Classified Ads: For Sale, Quilt Raffle Tickets, 1 for $1, 12 for $10. Tickets sold at Miltona stores until November 26 or contact Leena Tirstigs at 218-555-2210.


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