DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Music in the Park wraps up Thursday

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The last concert in the Big Lake Legacy Foundation’s Music in the Park series, featuring Brat Pack Radio, was postponed until next week (Sept. 4) because of the weather forcast for Thursday evening.
The summer concert series draws hundreds of people to Big Lake’s Lakeside Park every Thursday evening for free entertainment. 
The Legacy Grill serve s low cost suppers of hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips and a pop for $3 or four meals for $10. 
In addition, the Big Lake Legacy Foundation brought back an old-time tasty treat in the form of Gwashy’s famous subs, with their secret dressing.
The subs, once sold by Dick and Cathy Gwash in their tiny pizza shop, located on Lake Street South, proved to be a tremendous draw.  
On their first offering, 100 subs were sold out in less than 15 minutes. The special sandwiches were offered twice more. Both times the Legacy Grill sold out 200 subs in around 30 minutes, for a total of 500 sold.
Ice  cream and Kettle-Licious Kettle Corn round out the Music in the Park menu.
This years’ bands included old favorites like Bob and The Beachcombers and The Rockin’ Hollywoods, along with a mix of country and light rock bands.
The weather continued to be amazingly cooperative for the duration of the summer season. Only one other concert was rained out.
Look for the Legacy Foundations’ Hometown Jam concert Sept. 11 and Movie in the Park, coming up Sept.12. 
The movie will be an edited version of Divergent. The Big Lake American Legion, the Becker-Big Lake Knights of Columbus and the Elk River Lions are sponsoring the movie. 
A video presentation honoring local veterans, put together by SWTV, will be shown before the main film.


OFFICER JOSH PESTA is the newest member of Big Lake’s police department. He hails from Long Prairie and started on the job last week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOM GEROLD of Alive! Lutheran Church of Monticello met with the Big Lake Twp. Board Wednesday to outline plans for moving their church to a Co. Rd. 11 site, just west of the former River Inn. Looking over the plans were Supervisors Bruce Aubol, Norm Leslie, Larry Alfords and Steve Pfleghaar. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Gordy Vosberg is excited about the expanding role of paramedics in keeping people at home in the community through the Healthy At Home follow-up care program and offering the best emergency services to those in need. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Construction of the Oak Savannah Learning Center started March 25, 2015. The new learning center is located up the hill from the Old School House site, south of Co. Rd. 9. (Submitted Photo)

WH served 2,295 meals at its 78th Annual Meeting.