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Lake Detroiters planning big bash June 22 in honor of 75th anniversary

This Facebook photo from Vern Whitten Photography clearly illustrates why the Lake Detroiters' 75th anniversary commemorative documentary — which will have its world premiere at LDA's June 22 anniversary bash — is titled "A Beautiful Detroit." (Lake Detroiters Association photo)

This Facebook photo from Vern Whitten Photography clearly illustrates why the Lake Detroiters' 75th anniversary commemorative documentary — which will have its world premiere at LDA's June 22 anniversary bash — is titled "A Beautiful Detroit." (Lake Detroiters Association photo)

With less than two weeks left until the big day, the plans for the Lake Detroiters Association 75th Anniversary Celebration on June 22 are nearly complete.

The festivities will be centered around the Detroit Lakes Pavilion and City Beach, starting with a pancake breakfast inside the Pavilion.

The Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Council 3166 will start serving up platters of pancakes and sausage at 8 a.m., for a cost of just $5 per plate.

This will be followed by the Lake Detroiters annual meeting at 9:15 a.m., which will feature a lake blessing and telling of the Lake Detroit story, with the lake association's official business taking up just a small portion of the 45-minute meeting.

Then at 10 a.m., there will be a free screening of the Lake Detroiters' 75th anniversary video, "A Beautiful Detroit."

"This is the world premiere," said Lake Detroiters member Judie Cherry, who is coordinating the day's festivities.

The video, which was co-sponsored by the Lake Detroiters and Becker County Museum, is about the community's symbiotic relationship with the lake at its center, from the early days in the 1870s up to the present.

Following the half-hour video, there will be a panel discussion featuring the people who were interviewed by documentary creator Carl Oberholzer, including Dick Hecock, Sally Hausken, Mike Moore, Mike Swan, Lynn Hummel, Becky Mitchell, Fred Wright, Fred Floan, John Cox and Carrie Johnston.

"You will also be able to purchase a commemorative DVD for $20," said Cherry, adding that Lake Detroiters members will receive a free DVD as part of their membership benefits. "After that day, there will be copies available for purchase at the museum." 

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