Island Party results

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Island Party held on May 5th at the Community Center resulted in the following Raffle Drawing Win-ners: Celebrate Party at Karly’s for 16 – Andy Austin;  Big Night Out with 12 $50 certificates for Island restaurants – Ed Wasie; Family Rec Center membership – Nancy Thiele; Ferry Ticket booklet – Leo Derrico; Karfi Tickets and Lunch at Time Out Concessions for 4 – Amy Rose  and Steve Lynch. Red Carpet Awards: For commitment and service to the community: Kathy and Jim Findlay, 40 years at Findlay’s Holiday Inn; Kenny Koyen at the Granary and KK Fiske; Mitt Austin; Valerie Carpenter; Washington Island Ferry Line; Mann’s Store;  Dr. Beth Lux; Ed Wasie; Mack Gunnlaugsson; Nelvie Cauldwell. Costume Awards: Most Villainous – Lou and Gloria Small as Pirates of the Caribbean; Most Dramatic – Caroline Reiter as Audrey Hepburn; Best Couple – Kyle and Dean Ransom as Thursten and Luvvie Howell; Most Comedic – Steve Lynch as John Belushi (Samurai); Best Hair and Makeup – Jeannie Hutchins as Miss Piggy; Most Timeless – Amy Rose as Marilyn Monroe; Most Authentic Couple – Denise and Andy Kellerman as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow from Game of Thrones; Best Look A Like – Dave Small as Indiana Jones; Most Original – Russell Rolffs as Tom Hanks in Castaway. Thanks to the Community Center Committee members: Jim Sorensen, Marsha Gunnlaugsson, Liz Pratt, Donna Russell, Emily Small, and Howard Scott. Thanks to Heidi Gilbertson, from Island Café and Island Bread Company, for the three course dinner, to those that donated prizes, helped with decorations and others that helped in any way to make this a great time while raising monies to support the Community Center sponsored activities including funds for the kitchen remodel.  (Thank you to Emily Small for the info.) 


Monday, May 21, 2018

Mayfest, held Sunday, May 27, is a Prelude to the Music Fest season. There is a concert by Fest Musicians at Trinity Lutheran Church, plus a dinner, wine pull, and silent auction at the Island Dairy. The 2018 Music Festival is scheduled for July 30-August 10th. This is the 27th season! 


Monday, May 21, 2018

Baccalaureate  for the Class of 2018 will be at Bethel Church on June 6th at 7 P.M.

Big Rummage Sale

Monday, May 7, 2018

Big rummage sale & car wash on Saturday, May 26 at the Community Center, from 9 A.M. to noon. This is a fundraiser for the Chicago/ Madison trip. If you have items to donate, contact Sue Cornell at 847-2507, to arrange for pick-up or you can drop items off in the front hallway of the Community Center or School on May 23, 24, 25. Please, no clothing! Thank you! 

Fundraising Dinner

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Island Café and  Island Bread Company will have a fund raising dinner for Guatemalan Medical Resources Partnership (GMRP) on May 21 at 5 P.M. There will be a New Orleans type dinner with music. Seating is limited so contact Island Café for reservations. Cost is $75 each with $50 of that going to the GMRP. 

Gathering Ground

Monday, May 7, 2018

An Earth Day Celebration at Gathering Ground was postponed til  May 4-6 due to weather (i.e. snow on the ground). There were a variety of activities such as tree plantings, vineyard pruning, wreath-making and more. Go to for further information. 

Vet visit

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Vet returns on May 25-26. Call Liz Holmes for an appointment with Dr. Ross Schilling. Deadline for appointments is before Wednesday noon of the week he arrives.

New art gallery

Monday, May 7, 2018

A new Art Gallery is open at Den Norske Grenda featuring Ragnar Flesvig of Washington Island Wood Gallery
and Sonja Noonan with her oil  paintings. 

WICHP hosts senior class

Monday, May 7, 2018

The May Food, Fun, and Facts of Later Life will be Thursday, May 17th at noon til 1:30. All 50 and over are welcome plus parents of the senior class are invited. The special guests will be members of the 2018 senior class. They will share their future plans. Seniors are Korrina Ervin, Finn Hagen, Ben Johnson, BradleyJordan. Contact Laura Findlay Hagen for reservations by May 15. 

Sportsman's Club winners

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Sportsman’s Club Fundraising Dinner was held April 21st at Karly’s. A time of silence was observed in memory of John Rader who had been active in the Club. Prizes were: Ladder stand, Rich Ellefson; Henry 22, Robert Bjarnarson; Camo blind, Martin Andersen; Crossbow, Eric Young; two trail cameras, Mike Jorgenson; 12 gage, Kirk Young. In addition there were numerous door prizes.