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I Page 8b Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Re Many Events Center on Milbank's Lake Farl THE LAKE FARLEY SWIMMING BEACH has enjoyed renewed popularity of late with a smooth, sandy shore and a newly-con- struction bath house with snack bar. No motorized craft are Lake Farley Park has blossomed in recent years to become a community show- place for Milbank. This gradual renovation has made the park a focal point for many functions. ARer years of neglect, the park is once again a popular spot for everything from family picnics to communi- ty-wide events. The sandy beach has been restored and a combination bath house-snack bar has been built to give the lake new popularity as a swim- ruing beach. Rip-rapping has been put in place in other locations on the shore to stabilize the banks and improve the appearance of the lake. Volleyball and basketball courts have been put in. A new bike and hiking path allows easy access to the picnic areas near the Lake Farley dam. This area serves as the staging area for the It Only Takes a Spark" cancer fund-raiser marathon in June. The entrance road has been rebuilt and leads to a new paved parking lot large enough to accommodate sev- eral dozen cars. A number of new picnic shelters have gone up, cour- tesy of civic organizations, and a generous number of trees has been planted. New playground equipment is also in place. Bill's Super Valu annually sponsors a community pic- nic as a fund-raiser for park inprovements in memory of the late Bill Hartman St. who was a generous bene- factor of Lake Farley Park. Last summer, the Grant THE MILK CARTON REGATTA was a fun event held on Lake Farley last August in conjunction with Bill's Picnic in the Park to kick off the Grant County Combined Appeal fund drive. Watercraft in the races were buoyed by plastic milk containers.-Review Photo. County Combined Appeal scheduled its kickoff the coincide with the Super Valu Picnic in the Park. The highlight of the celebration was the first annual Milk Carton Regatta, featuring races of ingenious water- craR constructed primarily of plastic milk containers. in recent summers, the Whetstone Vlley Snowmo- bile Club used Lake Farley to host International Water- cross Association races where high-powered snow- mobiles race on water instead of snow. Last year snowmobile enthusiasts from across the Midwest convened at Farley for the first annual vintage snow- mobile show. The Milbank Area Cham- ber of Commerce revived the community Fourth of July celebration last year. Another July 4 party is allowed on the lake, but sailboats, canoes, rowboats and paddle boats are seen frequently.--Review Photo. i! VOLLEYBALL on a sandy beach is one of the many pastimes offered at Lake Farley Park in Milbank." Review Photo. planned this year with fire- works and live music. When Milbank's Summer- fest rolls around in July, the waters at Lake Farley come alive again with water ski shows. Lake Farley has become the headquarters for Mil- bank's popular Train Festi- val in August. A spur line was built from the Sisseton Milbank Railroad line to Lake Farley Park. abandoned depot from" ham, SD, was moved bank and restored and stands alongside the road museum. A new form was built around depot to make the and unloading easier safer for passengers Whetstone Valley train. I Page 8b Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Re Many Events Center on Milbank's Lake Farl THE LAKE FARLEY SWIMMING BEACH has enjoyed renewed popularity of late with a smooth, sandy shore and a newly-con- struction bath house with snack bar. No motorized craft are Lake Farley Park has blossomed in recent years to become a community show- place for Milbank. This gradual renovation has made the park a focal point for many functions. ARer years of neglect, the park is once again a popular spot for everything from family picnics to communi- ty-wide events. The sandy beach has been restored and a combination bath house-snack bar has been built to give the lake new popularity as a swim- ruing beach. Rip-rapping has been put in place in other locations on the shore to stabilize the banks and improve the appearance of the lake. Volleyball and basketball courts have been put in. A new bike and hiking path allows easy access to the picnic areas near the Lake Farley dam. This area serves as the staging area for the It Only Takes a Spark" cancer fund-raiser marathon in June. The entrance road has been rebuilt and leads to a new paved parking lot large enough to accommodate sev- eral dozen cars. A number of new picnic shelters have gone up, cour- tesy of civic organizations, and a generous number of trees has been planted. New playground equipment is also in place. Bill's Super Valu annually sponsors a community pic- nic as a fund-raiser for park inprovements in memory of the late Bill Hartman St. who was a generous bene- factor of Lake Farley Park. Last summer, the Grant THE MILK CARTON REGATTA was a fun event held on Lake Farley last August in conjunction with Bill's Picnic in the Park to kick off the Grant County Combined Appeal fund drive. Watercraft in the races were buoyed by plastic milk containers.-Review Photo. County Combined Appeal scheduled its kickoff the coincide with the Super Valu Picnic in the Park. The highlight of the celebration was the first annual Milk Carton Regatta, featuring races of ingenious water- craR constructed primarily of plastic milk containers. in recent summers, the Whetstone Vlley Snowmo- bile Club used Lake Farley to host International Water- cross Association races where high-powered snow- mobiles race on water instead of snow. Last year snowmobile enthusiasts from across the Midwest convened at Farley for the first annual vintage snow- mobile show. The Milbank Area Cham- ber of Commerce revived the community Fourth of July celebration last year. Another July 4 party is allowed on the lake, but sailboats, canoes, rowboats and paddle boats are seen frequently.--Review Photo. i! VOLLEYBALL on a sandy beach is one of the many pastimes offered at Lake Farley Park in Milbank." Review Photo. planned this year with fire- works and live music. When Milbank's Summer- fest rolls around in July, the waters at Lake Farley come alive again with water ski shows. Lake Farley has become the headquarters for Mil- bank's popular Train Festi- val in August. A spur line was built from the Sisseton Milbank Railroad line to Lake Farley Park. abandoned depot from" ham, SD, was moved bank and restored and stands alongside the road museum. A new form was built around depot to make the and unloading easier safer for passengers Whetstone Valley train.