Wednesday, June 7th. Join in with the first WLP group walk of the season. Come help celebrate 10 years of Walking Lake Pepin. Meet at the Lake City Marina Office at 6 pm. Mayor Mark Nichols will be leading our walk down to Roschen Park and back. Refreshments following walk. 😊👋💥🎂⛵👣🚶
Walking Lake Pepin t-shirts can be ordered at Treats and Treasures on Washington St. The shirt is a high performance material and has the 2017 slogan on the back; 10 YEARS I still love... Walking Lake Pepin.
The shirts are available in S/M/L/XL/2XL for $15. Payment required at time of order. Last day to order is Saturday, June 17.
When you stop in at Anytime Fitness to sign up for the 2017 Walking Lake Pepin Fitness challenge make sure you stop and take a look at the Pepie mural on the backboard as you enter. You can have your picture taken waterskiing behind Pepie if you stand at the "stand here" spot. Ralph Samuelson would have loved a tow from Pepie.
Pepie, Lake Pepin's monster, first made it's appearance in April 28, 1871. The native Dakota people that lived in the area refused to travel on Lake Pepin in bark canoes because of the large "creatures" that would rise from the depths of the Lake and puncture the thin bark skin of those canoes. They would only travel on Lake Pepin in more stout dugout canoes that were made by hollowing out a large log.
The mural was drawn by Brandy Geolat and is superb.