FLOW and the Pools Committee Host a Luau

FLOW (Friends of Lake of the Woods) and PCAC (Pools and Community
Activities Committee) are pleased to report that a good and relaxing time was
had by all– the weather was clear, beer cold, wine flowed, and the snacks
abundant. Neighbors and friends visited and enjoyed the live music performed
by Kathy Johnson of Nashville. There was a surprise performance by the Water
Fitness Class Chorus when they sang backup for Kathy on The Egg Song.
There was an unprecedented 99% turnout of the ticket purchasers, and
very generous 50/50 Raffle action. The raffle winner was Mike Derreberry,
and the consolation flamingo gift basket winner was Austin Jennings.
Due to the generosity of our LOW neighbors, we met our goal for the two
benches for the shower areas of the Clubhouse Pool bathrooms, and may
even have enough for a third bench in the Sweetbriar Pool men’s restroom
shower. If not, there’s always next year…

New Lights

Hanging pendant lights illuminate the renovated Woods Center Fareways eating space and bar area due to the donation of five generous Lake of the Woods individuals. This was our first completed project years ago!

Clubhouse Pool Snack Bar Shade Structure

This project, initiated by the LOWA Pools Committee, provided for the installation of a shade structures at the Clubhouse pool. The snack bar is not air-conditioned and becomes extremely hot during the summer months. The shade structure benefits employees working in this excessive heat, and shades the concrete outside the service window and spare burned bare feet while ordering and waiting for orders.

During the 2021 Pool season, FLOW and the Pools Committee worked together to raise over $3,000 for shade structures for the Clubhouse pool so that those sitting at the pool were no longer baking in the heat and sun and those standing in line for food at the snack bar had burned feet and toes. The structures are now up and the beautiful awnings are a standard for shade projects throughout LOWA.

During the 2019 Pool season, FLOW managed a fundraiser for the Pools committee that raised over $1,400. A portion went to add ADA benches in the restrooms at the Clubhouse pools, and a clock at the Clubhouse pool, with the remainder to go towards the 2020 project for a shade structure over the snack bar.

Dog Park Project

All Fur Grooming Salon donated the beautiful wooden benches to the dog park this past summer. As a 501c3, FLOW helped the Happy Tails Dog Club collect money from All Fur and others for these benches. In addition, FLOW helped the Happy Tails Dog Club with fundraising so they could get a pergola, built by Lake of the Woods Woodworking Club, which protects dog owners from the sun in the small dog area of the dog park.