Letter from the President
The summer lake activities have begun to taper off, evening temperatures have started to fall, and the water temperature has dropped. Changing of seasons...changes our activities. With fall just around the corner, comes campfires and hayrides.
I don't know what your favorite past-time activity is, but I would guess for many of you, as for myself, most of them revolve around family. There are a lot of things I enjoy doing, but the ones that make lasting memories are the ones that involve my family.
My wife and I are blessed to have our children, their spouses, and our grandchildren all living close enough that we are able to get together often. I know for some of you that is not as easy to accomplish and it's limited to once or twice a year. No matter your situation, no matter the travel distance it requires, let me challenge you to cherish those times and make them a priority. I can't count how many times I remember hearing my parents say, “where has the time gone?” Now I find myself repeating those same words as I watch time speed past me faster and faster every year.
We can't stop the hands of the clock, but we can work to make the most of the time we are given. As fall forces us to change our activities, allow it to be the starting point of change for how we love and value people. Thanks for a great summer.
Randy Yoder, President DLPA
Condolences to the families of Andy Brown, Lane 13, and Doug Brown, Lane 15, on the death of their father, Robert Brown in July.
Winners of the 11th annual Dewart Lake Golf Outing were:
1st place with 14 under par were B. Sizemore, A. Morrical,S.
Shugart & T. Schroeder ;
2nd place with 7 under par were
J. Kozon, S. Bondo, M. Coffell & A.Coffell;
3rd place with 6 under par were D. Martin, D. Coverstone, R. Coverstone, & T. Coverstone.
The Annual Meeting was held at Quaker Haven Activities Center on June 11th. Guest speaker was Mary Gross from Wisconsin, whose family has been on the lake since 1928.m Mary, who is a biologist and naturalist, gave an interesting presentation on bee keeping and the role of bees in pollination.
Chicken Bar B Q
Held on June 17th, the annual chicken bar b q was again a success. Chuck Ranney and crew did a great job again this year.
The 4th of July Flotilla was held on July 2nd with 7 boats participating this year. First place winner was the Miller/ Hanna/Boles boat; 2nd place winner was Trent Austin's boat;
3rd place winner was the Tim & Nina Kline family boat.
Congratulations and thank you all for your participation!
1967-2017: 50 Years on the Lake
Paul and Sue Wilkinson, Lane 23, purchased their present home in 1967. They had been married for two years at the time and had 6-month-old twins. Paul had changed jobs from Wabash to Syracuse Rubber, hired as a chemist, and needed a house. A secretary there knew of a house on Dewart Lake that was for sale. This particular one had been built in 1955 and had been vacant for two years. Charlie and Linda Greene were here, and Linda still lives two houses away from the Wilkinson's.
By 1971 four homes, including Harper's Beach Bar, had burned down. Because the Milford Fire Dept. was far enough away, the people living in this immediate area got their own fire hose which could be dropped in the lake for the water needed to extinguish! The hose was kept at the home currently occupied by the Kirkham's.