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Fond du Lac History in Pictures

Monday Morning

There were 16 members plus five guests. at our Monday  meeting. Lois Towne joined Marlin for breakfast. We had an interclub from the Noon club. They were Don Kurki, DickTaddey, Ray Farr and Ann Calnin. Glen and Pete were our greeters. Marlin and Chris had happy bucks. Father Glen had the grace. Steve had humor. Harry announced preliminary numbers on Pork Fest. We had 1,375 tickets turned in for dinner.  Profits look to be around $8,900. Reminder from Anne Lemke be sure to “Like” our Kiwanis page on Instagram.  Melissa Schmidt represented the club at the Boys and Girls Club Annual Spelling Bee last week. Their team came in the middle of pack. She was teamed with a 3rd and 6th grader.  Reminder from Harry, Rewards Winners be sure to fill out and return your form. Sharon was our winner and loser. She drew the Ace of Clubs. There are 35 cards left and a pot of $230.00. Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Peter or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Tracy Reinhardt, Lakeside Park Photo History

Tracy has collected a number of Langdon Divers’s photos of Lakeside Park. Lakeside was just a marsh on Lake Winnebago in the early days. There was more water than land in the beginning. The first pavilion was built at the end of Main St, in 1905. In 1921 the trolley ran to the park along Main St.. Other attractions to the park in the early days were camping, boat houses, and skating. They had races on the ice. As part of beach, a 60 slide was built in 1921. The beach and bath houses closed in 1965 due to the poor water quality. In 1924 they built the present band stand and a giant sandbox. The band stand is still there. Tracy works at the Galloway house and loves to collect history on Fond du Lac. Tracy has a great program on the night the churches burned in Fond du Lac.

The Night the Churches Burned

Monday Morning

There were 13 members plus one guest at our Monday meeting.  Tracy Reinhardt was our speaker. Jackie was our greeter. Dave had the grace. Charlene had the humor. Happy bucks came from Bonnie, John, Dawn, Marlin, and Charlene. Dawn was a winner and non- winner. She drew the six of spades.. We still have 31 cards, 5 winners and a pot of $270.00.   Dan announced that Trinity Baptist School is having “Soup Up!” on March 2nd at their gym. Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors. Chris reported that Key Club’s Storybook Land had 500 children that came through..  West Bend German night is March 28th.   Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Tracy Reinhardt, The Night the Churches Burned

Tracy is the librarian at the Galloway House and a Fond du Lac history bluff. She took us back to the first founders, Doty and Darling. Both had their plan to develop Fond du Lac. Darling gave away free lots to business and churches to enhance his subdivision. Fond du Lac had a number of big fires prior to September 25, 1908 big fire, because all buildings were wood and the lack of a real fire protection. September 25th, Crescent Garage started to fire at about 11 pm. It was at the corner of 2nd and Marr. Next was St Joseph’s church and Congregational Church. Also damaged was Grant school, St. Peter’s church, and Salem church. It also burned several residences. They had to bring the Oshkosh fire department in by train to help stop the fires. The 1908 total of damage was $203,000. The book “Night the churches burned” is available at Lulu Press.