SYRACUSE — The Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. recently dedicated a red canoe in honor of Doug and Carolyn Anderson.
The canoe was sponsored by an anonymous donor to honor the Andersons for their extensive community service in Syracuse. The red canoe is located in uptown Syracuse, at the corner of Dolan Drive and West Main Street.
The Andersons, longtime residents of Syracuse, have been active in the community and contributed to many functions and organizations; they are humbled to have this canoe placed in their honor.
Doug’s connection to Lake Wawasee goes back to childhood visits when his family stayed at their lake cottage in the summer. He has a degree in business from Northwestern University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He owned and operated Anderson Consulting firm. He taught corporate finance at Northern Illinois University and at Goshen College. He serves on the St. Andrews United Methodist Administrative Council and the board of the Fort Wayne Boat Show.
Carolyn graduated from Penn State University with a degree in home economics and received a master’s degree in home and family living from Michigan State University. She was director of Laboratory Preschool at Northern Illinois University and taught undergraduate courses at Northern Illinois University and at Goshen College. She is the vice president for the Wawasee Property Owners Association, a board member for the Turkey Creek Dam and Dike Conservancy, and serves on the St. Andrews United Methodist Church Administrative Council.
The Andersons both value their association to Syracuse and the Lake Wawasee area and continue to contribute to community fundraising endeavors. They are the owners and operators of Wawasee Boat Company, Inc. and have been since acquiring the company in 1977.