Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2011

40 years ago: Surge of summer visitors to area lake has good and bad results

September 8, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 8, 1971:

  • The Labor Day weekend tally of visitors at Perry Lake was estimated to have been in the area of 125,000. While lake officials welcomed the surge of visitors, they admitted that there were still issues to be overcome at the resort. One simple but worrisome problem was the litter left behind. Each visitor to the lake resulted in a daily average of 6 1/2 to 7 pounds of trash to be hauled away. To limit "rowdyism," a nighttime curfew had also been implemented during the summer at the lake, and it appeared likely to stay in place for the foreseeable future.
  • Sisters Susan and Nancy Krische, age 8 and 10, and their friend Michelle Torres, 9, helped the weekend's Jerry Lewis telethon in their own way. The girls baked cupcakes and sold them door-to-door in their neighborhood, donating the proceeds to the telethon to fight muscular dystrophy.

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