So much has happened in the past year at Carlisle Lake! We are excited to have completed several much needed projects to make the park and trail much more accessible and user friendly. Click on the "Read More" button below to find out more about some of the changes that have taken place.
As Grand Marshals at the Apple Harvest Festival, we get to honor Chuck and Gail by writing an article about them here and in our event guide, and by having them ride on our main float.
Chuck and Gail Wrzesinski were high school sweethearts in Billings, Montana where there were 12 students in each of their graduating classes.
They traveled the road to Onalaska 54 years ago, when Chuck came to teach 8th grade in the Onalaska School District. Chuck and Gail arrived on August 21,1961. The Wrezinski's came from Ryegate, MT, and their journey included three children - Brian, Lance and Laurie. Once here in Onalaska, they added Barry and Jamie to the family. During the early years in Onalaska the Wrzesinski family lived in “school” housing and then bought a 20 acre farm north of town. In 1972 they bought the famous “Carlisle House” where they...
This article was originally published in our 2015 Harvest Festival Event Guide. A special thanks to Marsha L. for her efforts in helping to put this one together!
This article was first published in out 2015 Harvest Festival Event Guide. Thanks to the folks at Hampton for all their support!
Hampton: Proud to be a part of the Lewis County Family.
Hampton operates the Morton and Randle sawmills providing direct and indirect family wage jobs in Lewis County.
Hampton is a family owned forest products company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon employing about 1,500 people in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The company owns 100,000 acres of Pacific Northwest timber lands which are managed on a sustainable basis and certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
We believe our employees are our greatest resource, and we strive to provide a safe work environment and a secure future for them, their families and the community in general. We are proud of our employees’ community activities and look forward to our ongoing commitment to be good Lewis County citizens.
This article was first published in the 2015 Apple Harvest Event Guide under the Carlisle Lake Updates. It has be updated. Thanks to the students who worked so diligently to put this wonderful resource together!
Onalaska High School students Bernadette Hayden, Caleb Huffman, Riley Dolan, and Madison Girt wrote and published a book about Carlisle Lake this year. The book titled "A Natural Field Guide To the Plants of Carlisle Lake" is available on Amazon (click here). The first edition is meant to be a fund raiser for the school science club and students hope to raise awareness of the lake's importance in the community. Upcoming Onalaska HS students will add to it each year. The students held a book signing during the Harvest Festival. Comment below if you saw them and showed your support!
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