Starlakers Club

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    The Starlakers Club was founded in the 1960's, as the town approached its 75th Anniversary (1969). One of the stated goals of the organization was to raise money for, and plan for, a gala 100th Anniversary celebration in 1994. Over the years the club expanded its goals and became a general civic support organization. They organized a significant volunteer effort to rejuvenate the Trampers Trails in the area (see No topic [117 trampers trails]).

    Most recently (2009) they have built a handicapped access fishing pier at the Star Lake Picnic Ground on the old mill site. As part of their efforts to raise funds for the fishing pier they have sponsored a "Mayor of Star Lake" "election." Candidates raise funds, mostly from boxes in the Star Lake Store and Stillwaters Tavern, and the candidate who gets the most "votes" (i.e. dollars) is declared Mayor of Star Lake at a party Labor Day weekend. Mayors of State Lake have been:

    2002 Bob Carey

    2003 Tommy Carey

    2004 Jim Errington

    2005 Phil (Doc) Dougherty

    2006 John Schacht

    2007 Debbie Becker

    2008 Marypat Wulff

    Charles P. Forbes
    August 5, 2009
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    Major References

    ****. Star Lakers Annual Picnic. [Sayner/Star Lake [column], Lakeland Times, July 19, 2019. [/ 16] Minocqua, 2019. View Full Entry
    DeMuth, Barb. Sayner-Star Lake, Trail Brushing Rescheduled. [Vilas County News-Review, April 30, 1986.] Eagle River, 1986. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Ellerman, Cel. Star Lakers' Club Has Annual Meeting on Mon., June 13 [1983]. [Vilas County News Review, June 8, 1983.] Eagle River, 1983. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Julie [Julie M. Lemma]. A Basket Full of Fun. [Lakeland Times, July 27, 2018, p. 14] Minocqua, 2018. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce. Star Lake, Wisconsin. [Annual Tourist Brochure] Sayner, 2008. View Full Entry
    Star Laker's Club. Welcome to Star Lake. [Brochure, one sheet, folded] Star Lake, . View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Geist, Wally. Citation Issued in Memory of [Karen] Potocki-Wessel. [Vilas County News-Review, July 22, 2015] Eagle River, 2015. View Full Entry
    Schehl, Harry & Joanne. Mayor's Race. [Vilas County News-Review, November 17, 2010, p. 12B] Eagle River, 2010. View Full Entry
    Vilas County. Guide to Disabled Access. [2012 edition] Eagle River, 2012. View Full Entry
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