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Community Club News - 2006

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Painting Crew Sees RED

There’s no doubt about it. It was that kind of weekend. The crew who turned out to help the Larsmont Community Club paint new siding for the Little Red Schoolhouse saw a lot of red. And white, for that matter.
Schoolhouse painting crewSaturday, August 26, 2006, and Sunday, August 27, were two perfect days for painting. For four easy hours each day, Larsmont CC members slapped paint, donated by Valspar, on siding, donated by Louisiana Pacific, to help renovate the siding for the Schoolhouse. Later this fall the painted boards will replace the old siding on two sides of the Schoolhouse. Next year, two additional sides of the building will be addressed.
Led by president Bill Tranah, on Saturday the merry band of painters was comprised of David and Kathy Falk, Bill Miller, Marlys Wisch, Cindy and Paul Hayden and Bev Erickson, who provided lunch for the hearty crowd.  Other painters included Margaret Glass, Helen Tranah and John Quam.
Tranah says that the community owes a great deal of thanks to Louisiana Pacific and Valspar for the donation of materials. Through donated time and materials, the Schoolhouse is one of the few one-room schoolhouses in the state that is still in good enough condition to be used for schooling. Several times each year, the building is used by regional teachers to conduct class in the old tradition, in addition to its use as a polling place and for community gatherings.  Over the past few years a tremendous amount of work has been done to repair and maintain the building’s character and charm. 
More painting pictures (click to enlarge):
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Annual Meeting - 2006

The annual meeting of the Larsmont Community Club was held on Monday, May 15, 2006, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Among the business of the meeting: a day and time was set for the annual picnic, Monday, August 28, 2006, from 5-7 p.m. at the Schoolhouse; a painting party was set for Friday through Sunday, August 25 through 27 to begin at 10 a.m., with paint being provided and folks encouraged to bring their own painting materials.
A motion was made, seconded and passed to inform members that if they hold functions and events at the Schoolhouse that generate money, such as a rummage sale, there will be a request for a 5-10% donation of their profits. The monies will go into the Building Fund, a fund that is used to continue the ongoing restoration of the Schoolhouse.
A suggestion was made at the meeting to ask LCC members to donate a minimum of $25 toward the Building Fund. A donation of any amount will be accepted, but if someone donates $100 or more, as a way of thanks there will be a plaque made with their name on it that will be placed in the Schoolhouse.
Any resident can be a member of the Larsmont Community Club with an annual payment of $10 in dues. Paid dues allows one free use of the Schoolhouse by the member. Dues and any donations for the Building Fund should be sent to LCC secretary, Marlys Wisch, 489 Swanson Rd., Larsmont, MN 55616.
The complete unapproved minutes from the meeting are available here. The 2007 meeting will be held May 10, 2007, at 7 p.m.
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