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Tuttle Lake Day nears

By Staff | Jun 13, 2008

DOLLIVER — Saturday, June 21 will be the big fun day at Tuttle Lake at Okamanpedan State Park.

Activities start at 9 a.m. with Jeff Klatte, using his chain saw to sculpt four statues from tree logs.

At 11:30 a.m., the hog roast will begin and food will be served until 1 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. At the same time, diners will receive a ticket indicating their ducks for the duck race. Numerous prizes will be given to the winners of the race.

At 1 p.m. Ole and Lena (Bill Hanson and Anita Larsen) will perform.

At 2 p.m. children’s games will start.

At 3 p.m. the chain saw art will be auctioned. There will be drawings for other items and the winners of the duck race will be announced. Winners must be present.

Woodcarving exhibits by Jim Jones of Dolliver and exhibits by conservation groups may be viewed during the day and Tuttle Lake shirts and caps will be sold.

Tuttle Lake Day gives the public a chance to participate in improving one of the natural attractions in eastern Emmet County. Any funds go to testing the lake and data is used to improve water quality, fishing, and other recreation. As water quality improves, a dredging program will be developed. Grants have been applied for and some have been received to start preliminary work on improving the lake.

The public is invited to help bring the Tuttle Lake area back to its old glory.

Tuttle Lake Day is sponsored by the Okamanpedan Development Association. Partner organizations include Martin County Soil Conservation Service, Emmet County Natural Resource Conservation Service, Martin County Board of Commissioners, and the Emmet County Conservation Board.