Monday, May 17, 2010


May is half over and summer is on its way! Memories of Lake Odessa include hot summer days at the beach at Jordan Lake. Shown above is a scene at the Wenonah Resort (which was located approximately where the Bowling Alley is today). The beach and resort were a popular place for vacationers to come from the city. The crowd in this picture is large and shows the popularity of this attraction. Summer is on its way and many will once again make memories of good times here in Lake Odessa!


The Lake Odessa Area Historical Society will be hosting the 5th Military Tribute and Display over the Meorial Day Week-end. Shown above are three of last year's honored veterans-Lyle Faulkner, Nyle Yates and Wendell Scheidt. The Tribute for this year will be held on Friday, May 28, at 7 p.m. We will recognize the past recipients and announce the selections for the 2010 inductees into the Veteran's Hall of Fame. This is a wonderful way to honor our veterans and to pay respect as a community for the sacrifice many have made. The Museum will be open the entire week-end with a display of all local veterans. Items to be loaned or donated are being sought for this annual event. Please contact the society if you have any items of interest. The hours for the event will run on Sat. May 29 from 10-2, Sunday May 30 from 2-5 and Monday, May 31 from 12-5.

Friday, May 14, 2010

St. Herman's Tour

It was a great learning experience as the Society toured St. Herman's Orthodox Church in Woodbury this past Thursday evening. Society member, Darya Carney, presented the history of the church building (the former Woodbury United Brethren Church) and the history of the Orthodox Church. She related the meaning of many items in the church and the stories of the various icons painted by Darya. The group gained a great knowledge of the Orthodox faith and many questions followed the presentation. The church has done an amazing job at restoration and continues to work on the project. Thank you to St. Herman's for sharing yourselves and the historical background of this church with us!!