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Donations needed for Crosslake Historical Society fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Crosslake Historical Society is planned for Tuesday, May 22, at Whitefish Lodge and Suites.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 and are available at Whitefish Lodge and Suites or by calling Mary Dischinger at 612-940-1575 or Joan Callender at 218-692-3482. The evening will begin with a social hour and silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner at 7 p.m., prepared and served by the staff at Manhattan Beach Lodge.

Monetary donations, sponsorships, silent and live auction items and volunteers are needed from historical society members, businesses and the public to make this event a success. Sponsorships are $200. Anyone interested in supporting this event with a donation of a silent or live auction item can contact Mary or Joan to arrange for a drop-off location or pick-up.

The Crosslake Area Historical Society maintains the Historic Log Village and Museum in Crosslake. Each building is furnished to depict the industries and daily life of Crosslake in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Preservation and administration of this village is expensive. Most recently, a log cabin was donated to be used as a visitor center, but the historical society must cover the cost of having it moved to the site as well as other costs to permanently place the building in the village.

The historical society is an independent nonprofit organization, not subsidized by any governmental agency. It maintains a 501(c)(3) tax status. It is funded by memberships, donations and several dedicated events and fundraisers.