Time has gotten away from me in learning this new computer so the update will be on Tuesday. Sorry for the delay.
Each generation has moments when things happen that shake/shape/change their world. Depending upon your age it could be Pearl Harbor, the end of World War II, the day Kennedy was shot, the space shuttle explosion, and/or September 11, 2001. Regardless of the age, they were events that made a difference in those who witnessed the event(s). Most adults know what December 7th meant to those who are old enough to remember it. We, my generation, the Baby Boomers, and our children will always remember September 11, 2001. We'll remember where we were, what we were doing, how we reacted. Beaver Island marked the day at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Fire Hall as community members, AMVETs, firemen and EMS gathered to remember all those who died that day.
When Karl Bartels took a trailer loaded with rusted parts off-island last fall intending to "rebuild" the Kahlenberg engine from the Beaver Island Historical Society's Bob S most everyone expected it to take years to accomplish.. if it even could be done. Karl isn't known for giving up easily. Karl likes a challenge and even more he loves "fooling" around with engines. After a year the task is almost complete. The engine has been completely rebuilt and looks as though it belongs on a showroom floor. Karl made contact with the Kahlenberg factory and even made the trip there in search of the correct color paint and small parts. The end result is totally amazing. The plan is to bring the engine home on September 23rd and it will be placed in the Heritage Park barn. Karl, you've outdone yourself!
Thirteen Celtic athletes performing traditional Celtic feats of strength. See the famed caber toss and weight tosses. Try your hand at the Stone of Strength and the Tug of War. No admission fee. T-shirts supporting the games and island Chamber of Commerce will be on sale. Bagpipers and Celtic dancers will also perform. For more information call (231)237-9543 or (231)448-2505.
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Data Card and Trash Bags to be picked up at the BICS - 8:45 a.m.
Contact: Pam Grassmick 448-2314 or Deb Robert 448-2744
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