NORTH WEBSTER — It was a productive general meeting for the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce held at noon Monday, April 10, at the Tippecanoe Township Building. President Sue Ward, Sue’s Creations, led the group through the business at hand.
The chamber voted to purchase four Polywood benches for the downtown area through My Little Red Moon. A substantial discount was given on the price. These will give shoppers and visitors more places to rest while out and about. Polywood benches are constructed of recycled plastic and are long lasting and sturdy.
Scott Kuhn of Tangibles Resale & Consignment volunteered to be chairman of a newly formed beautification committee. It will continue the work he has already started downtown to do some upgrading.
The summer downtown banners will be placed next week by Terry Frederick, The Watershed Foundation; Ron Erb, Webster Lake Conservation Association; and Ben Ashpole, updenity.com. The group will also take down the winter banners.
As soon as the lawn in front of Pilcher’s Shoes hardens, the Christmas lights from the town tree will be removed and stored noted Jim Smith, Loose Moose Motorsports.
The chamber voted to enter into an agreement with Young Pilcher’s to add outlets to an already existing NIPSCO pole on property they own. It will be used for Dixie Day vendors.
Linda Land, Lake Land Cottages, announced the chamber will award a $500 scholarship. It was approved to go to Abilgail Stump, a graduating senior from Wawasee High School and the daughter of Greg and Chris Stump, North Webster. She will be in charge of changing the wording on the chamber’s sign for a year.
Longtime area business, Sock’s Marina, Webster Lake, is the April Business of the Month. Owned by Dino and Jeannie Coverstone, the four and one-half acre facility has 50 feet on the eastern shore of Webster Lake. The business includes a showroom/shop/retail store, two storage buildings and a small building at the lakefront next to the boat ramp. Active in community affairs, Sock’s Marina is sponsoring a boat show in connection with the chamber’s Dixie Day and Artisan Fair. The boat show will be July 27-29 at the Mermaid Festival Grounds.
The chamber publishes an online newsletter every Monday through its website, www.northwebster.com. Chamber members wishing to share sales and special events for their businesses should email information for the newsletter to Dixie Haven’s Tammy Waliczek who is the volunteer in charge. Her email is [email protected] Members can do this free of charge.
The chamber sponsored free publication, North Webster Community Guide, is wrapping up advertising. It will be compiled and printed by chamber member The Papers and distributed the second week in May. It is a handy reference for both residents and visitors to the area and is free.
Dixie Day Festival and Artisan Fair will be held Saturday, July 29. Co-chairmen are Frederick and Smith. A date for a Dixie Day committee meeting will be forthcoming from them. The chamber board voted to purchased identifying T-shirts for chamber Dixie Day volunteers.
Compliments on the March awards banquet were passed along to co-chairmen Frederick and Susan Stump, The Papers, by those in attendance. It was enjoyed by all and served as a fundraiser as well.