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2012 Peace Poster Contest Winners

As in years past, the kids of MHLT, our local school, were asked to take part in this competition. This year’s theme for the 2012-2013 Peace Poster Contest was "Imagine Peace."  The works created were unique and expressed the young artists' life experiences and culture. Each poster was judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme. Posters will advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

At our local level, the Hazelhurst Lions provided a monetary award to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place local winners.  The Hazelhurst Lions are proud to announce the winners of the 2012 "Imagine Peace" contest.  First Place with an award of $50 went to MHLT 8th grade student Kayla Coverston.  Her poster will now be eligible for district competition.  Kayla tried to convey the "Imagine Peace" theme by depicting a dove holding a banner representing the flags of the world's countries hoping that through unity the world can work together to achieve peace.  The Second Place winner with an award of $35 went to 6th grade student, Tate Olson and Third Place an award of $25 went to 7th grade student Mackenzie Lech.


Back row (l-r) - MHLT Principle, Rob Way; Art Teacher, Salena White; Lions Club President, Gary Sobek and front row - (l-r) 1st place winner, Kayla Coverston; 2nd place winner, Tate Olson; 3rd place winner, MacKenzie Lech



The Hazelhurst Lions held their traditional annual Flea Market/Classic Car Show. This much anticipated Lakeland event was held at the Hazelhurst ball field and brought together a variety of vendors, a Flea Market, Silent Auction and Car show. This year, because of the increased participation the Hazelhurst Lions had undertaken the task of building a new pavilion which saw full utilization of the increased seating capacity for food and drink and the presentation of car trophies.

            The Hazelhurst Lions Club wishes to thank all those who participated in making this event a success. All proceeds from the Annual Flea Market and Classic Car show will help fund sight preservation, blindness prevention, Lions Camp for sight impaired and hearing impaired children as well as many community projects.


Enjoying a snack in the new pavilion

Brian Jopek receiving the 1st place Stock Truck trophy for his son’s truck
(Note: He entered the truck to honor his son, who died while serving in Iraq)

Brian Jopek standing with his trophy by his son’s flag bedecked truck

Ken Perry receiving his best of show trophy for his Mustang convertible

Ken Perry standing by his Mustang with his Best of Show and 2nd Place Pony class trophy

Lion Treasurer, Sue Remley (L) presenting the Grand Prize raffle check of $1,000 to the surprised winner Donna Zickert (C) with Mary Strosin (R)



            On June 16th, the Hazelhurst Lions held their annual Arts & Craft Fair at the Hazelhurst Baseball Field. While this is an annual Hazelhurst Lions fund raising event with all proceeds being donated to various local charitable organizations, this year it is memorable in one aspect. This was the first event to make use of the newly constructed Lions Pavilion.

In early April of this year, ground was broken for the new Hazelhurst Ballpark pavilion. Work on the pavilion progressed on schedule so that on June 15th, with all but a portion of the ceiling to be completed; it was thought to be ready for use. The new pavilion, with approximately 1400 square feet under roof, easily accommodates 8 large picnic tables and provides ample room for other activities.

This represents phase one of a two part community project undertaken by the Hazelhurst Lions. The Hazelhurst Lions have provided the greater part of funding, and along with the help of volunteers, all of the labor for this project. Local businesses have contributed building materials and a number of donors have given financial support. After the pavilion phase is fully completed, the existing concession stand structure will be renovated in phase two.



On June 14, 2012, the Hazelhurst Lions held  their 5th Annual “Northwoods Golf Scramble” at the Trout Lake Golf Club in Arbor Vitae. The proceeds derived from this fund raising event go to many worthwhile community needs such as donations to various charitable organizations (Food Pantry, Lakeland Sharing Foundation, etc), scholarships, sponsoring children to the Lions Camp and support of other Lion Projects involving sight and hearing impaired children in the Lakeland area.

            One hundred and twelve golfers participated this year making the Hazelhurst Lions Northwoods Golf Scramble one of the premier golfing events of the Northwoods. Event sponsors included 6 local Lions Clubs and 150 area retail supporters who donated cash prizes, merchandise and discount coupons for the silent auction. And, as what is becoming a habit, the traditional District 27-C2 Lions Club challenge, (put forth to other North Central Wisconsin Lions Clubs to field teams for “Best Lions Golf Team” bragging rights) was again won by the Medford Lions for the fourth consecutive year.


2012 Hazelhurst Ballpark Pavilion Project

Pictured above, examining plans for a new pavilion are (L-R) Hazelhurst Town Chairman, Ted Cushing; Shari Nimsgren, co-owner of Nimsgren Steel Corp.; Harland Lee, Hazelhurst Town Supervisor; Lorrie Moore, County Materials Corp. Office Administrator and project coordinator Lion Fred Morley.

Hazelhurst Lions Club Start Restoration of Pavilion

            Ground has been broken for the renovation and expansion of the Hazelhurst Ballpark pavilion and concession stand. First built in 1987, this structure has served the needs of the community for nearly 25 years. It has been used by Hazelhurst residents and the general public, for town and community functions, and of course for Lions sponsored events (Art & Craft Fair, Car Show and Flea Market). It has been maintained over the years by the Hazelhurst Lions, but the years have taken their toll on the building and, in addition, increasing attendance of sponsored events has strained the serving ability of the kitchen. Recognizing these needs, which extensive maintenance alone would not solve, the Hazelhurst Lions Club decided to undertake the task of completely renovating the structure. It is hoped that the new pavilion addition phase (with approximately 1400 square feet under roof) will be completed in June. After the pavilion phase is completed, the existing concession stand structure will be renovated, increasing the floor space area and adding much needed room for food preparation.

            The Hazelhurst Lions are providing the greater part of funding, and along with volunteers, all of the labor. Gary Sobek Architects have completed the building plans. Local businesses - Nimsgren Steel Corp. is fabricating and supplying structural steel components and County Materials Corp. is supplying the ready-mix concrete for floor. These donations are much appreciated. If anyone wishes to make a contribution to this worthy enterprise or if you have questions, please call Lions Linda or Fred Morley @ 715-356-7476. If you wish to make a monetary donation you can make out a check and send it to- Hazelhurst Lions Club Inc.; P.O. Box 383; Hazelhurst, WI 54531. Please note in memo section “for pavilion project”.

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